Wearable Technology Delivers Hands-free Functionality in Compact, Waterproof Device
Embedded with Syntiant NDP101 Ultra-Low-Power Edge AI Processor for Highly Accurate
Wake Word Recognition and Speech Commands
Torrance, Calif., January 4th, 2022 – Zinfanite Technologies Inc., a wearable technology company, today introduced its Voice Activated Medallion (VAM), a wireless speech-controlled connectivity device that can be worn around a person’s neck or attached to a shirt pocket or arm.
With Zinfanite’s companion smart phone application, VAM serves as a wireless virtual assistant that allows users to call, send messages, or listen to music completely hands- and arms-free. VAM also works as an Alexa-enabled device that provides access to features and thousands of Alexa skills.
“VAM is a smart device that allows users to be completely hands free and to multitask anywhere they go,” said Jana Fernando, founder of Zinfanite Technologies. “VAM easily connects via Bluetooth and gives users the flexibility of staying connected for whatever they are doing, whether it is exercising, taking a trip to the grocery store or just sitting at home relaxing listening to music. VAM also is equipped with Syntiant technology that allows for highly accurate deep learning processing with minimal drain on battery consumption, giving more time for consumers to enjoy their hands-free connectivity experiences.”
The Syntiant® NDP101 Neural Decision Processor™ enables always-on, cloud-free wake word identification and other voice commands for the Zinfanite VAM device. Embedded with the Syntiant Core 1™ neural network, the NDP101 microwatt-level processor achieves 100x more efficiency and 10x the throughput compared to traditional MCU-based solutions. Custom built to run neural workloads, the NDP101 consumes less than 140uW (microwatts) when running deep learning processing for voice and sensor applications.
Selling for $99, VAM weighs only 1 ounce and is available in a variety of styles and colors with a range up to 200 feet. The device also has a programable tap-detection feature that allows users to control their medallion with additional commands, such as to play and pause music, as well as adjust volume levels.
Other VAM key features include:
- Two microphones with noise filtering technology
- 16 hours of continuous talk/music listening
- Customized alerts for battery percentage, new emails and texts
- Built-in speaker
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
“Our voice activated medallion serves many lifestyles especially older adults, where recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of voice assistants among seniors,” added Fernando. “One pilot study at a retirement community in California found that all survey participants reported that Alexa made their lives easier, and more than 70 percent noted that the Alexa-enabled device helped them stay connected to friends, family and the community.”
About Zinfanite Technologies
Based out of Southern California, Zinfanite Technologies Inc. is a new innovative wearable technology company. Zinfanite was founded by a group of professional engineers who strive to create convenience in everyday life. We believe technology should make our life easier, whether you understand technology or not. More information can be found by visiting www.zinfanite.com.
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Syntiant Corp. is a leader in delivering end-to-end deep learning solutions for always-on applications by combining purpose-built silicon with an edge-optimized data platform and training pipeline. Syntiant’s advanced chip solutions merge deep learning with semiconductor design to produce ultra-low-power, high performance, deep neural network processors for edge AI applications across a wide range of consumer and industrial use cases, from earbuds to automobiles. The company is backed by several of the world’s leading strategic and financial investors including Intel Capital, Microsoft’s M12, Applied Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Atlantic Bridge Capital. Syntiant continues to be recognized as an industry leader, being named to Gartner's April 2020 Cool Vendors in AI Semiconductors; Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020; as well as a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree and CES® 2020 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree. More information on the company can be found by visiting www.syntiant.com or by following Syntiant on Twitter @Syntiantcorp.
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Zinfanite Technologies Inc.