Taiwan-based SOC maker MediaTek has announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the launch of KENT RO Systems’ Kent CamEye car security camera. The company has revealed that the MediaTek MT6739 chipset is what powers the car camera which isavailable for a price of Rs 17,999.
MediaTek says that the Kent CamEye is powered by the MT6739 chipset which offers features like picture noise reduction, speedy autofocus and focus accuracy technologies. MediaTek says that the Kent CamEye is the first car camera that is equipped with a dual camera to record with the inside and outside of a car.
The MT6739 chipset also supports 13MP video recording at up to 30 fps and encoding of up to 1080p30 in H.264. There’s also additional support for video decoding in 1080p at 30fps in 265 HEVC codec. There’s a TAS 2.0 smart antenna which offers power efficiency and consistent connection quality when delivering 4G connection to the CamEye device.
The built-in IMG GE8100 GPU clocked at 570MHz offers support for 18:9 display with up to HD+ resolutions. The Kent CamEye can be used as a plug and play device and can be installed on the car windshield. The car security camera uses a secure cloud stage to store the videos and synchronises it with the mobile phone on a real-time basis. It also has an internal battery of 3000mAh and 8GB internal memory.
Kent CamEye can be connected to mobile phones through an application which is available for both, Android and iOS platforms. The application enables the user to get the live feed from the inside and outside of the car, real-time location of the car, trip history, recorded trip videos and much more. Users will be able to access up to 90 days of trip-data, available on the cloud.
The Kent CamEye also uses face recognition technology to alert the car owner if an unknown person is driving the car. Alerts are also sent when something suspicious is happening, loud noise levels are heard, the engine is running idle for a long duration of time or when the driver sleeps in the car with AC ON.
Speaking about the announcement, MediaTek Corporate Sales GM, Miles Sun said “At MediaTek, we design chips with humans in mind so we can bring great technology to the market that improves our everyday lives. Kent’s CamEye is a great example as an essential gadget for the safety of women and children in driver driven cars. These kinds of products, powered by our chipsets, will bring a whole new range of in-car IoT solutions to change the course of car security systems in India”.
KENT RO Systems Director, Varun Gupta also commented saying “Kent CamEye is in sync with today’s fast-paced life and 21st -century security needs. The device ensures the safety of children and women in driver driven cars. It also facilitates in monitoring undisciplined driver behaviour such as AC misuse, over speeding, etc. Moreover, it helps to track the location of the car remotely. Personal cars are just one small segment for this kind of device with multifunctional benefits. It should bring a paradigm shift in the way we look at the security of females in public taxis, the safety of children in school buses, bringing inefficiencies in fleets of cars and trucks and various benefits in many other commercial vehicle segments”.
MediaTek MT6739-powered Kent CamEye is currently available for a price of Rs 17,999 with a 3-month free subscription. Users can later continue with the services by opting for the monthly or annual plan.