Nevo Butler at Microsoft Build 2019

Microsoft Build – a premier developer conference took place in Seattle from May 6-8, 2019. With 6000+ folks from across the globe, the event focused on empowering developers of all kinds, from experienced computer scientists to tech beginners with big ideas and some of them got to see our turnkey product - Nevo Butler and learn about it!

Earlier this year we introduced Nevo Butler, a white label smart home hub with built-in digital assistant (nevo.ai) to allow brands deliver new and innovative services directly to their audience, and maintain control of their brand experience and consumer relationships. Nevo Butler is integrated with far field voice technology and is developed with Microsoft’s cloud, AI and IoT services and powered by Microsoft Azure Virtual Assistant framework. We support Satya Nadella's vision of an open multi-assistant future and work hard to make it a reality for brands. Read more on our collaboration.

Built on QuickSet Cloud device knowledge graph, nevo.ai is able to discover and interact with existing entertainment and smart home devices, and provides a natural interface to deliver personalized services. Unlike other attempts, as a starting point we have designed a platform that is natively compatible with all devices you love and use daily, to make sure new experiences can be delivered with the least friction to a wide audience.

We have designed a platform that is compatible with all devices consumers love and use daily, to make sure new experiences can be delivered with least friction to a wide audience.

We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring Parks Associates 23rd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, held from May 21-23. We will be showcasing Nevo Butler and our turnkey kits at Table #36 at Grand Peninsula Ballroom D, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, California. Arsham Hatambeiki, our SVP of Corporate Product and Strategy, will participate in the session "Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Bridging Parallel Ecosystems" on May 22 at 11.15 am.

Device Fingerprinting capabilities now available to a wider audience!

Announcing the availability of a subset of QuickSet Cloud's APIs on RapidAPI - an API marketplace for developers with over 500,000 developers and 8,000 APIs! RapidAPI allows the developer community to find and connect to any API easily.

In an effort to empower the developer community, and foster innovation, we are making portions of our device knowledge graph that enables device fingerprinting capabilities through Predictive Engine, available to a much wider audience. Device fingerprinting is a technique where relevant data and features about a device are identified, extracted and profiled in order to uniquely identify devices within the home.

 

 

Read more about emerging applications of device fingerprinting powered by contextual understanding of nearby "things".

Enable new use cases by leveraging our API as a building block for built-in awareness about nearby devices.

The APIs that are made available, enable developers to create a range of interesting applications using device recognition across intelligent network scanning, intrusion detection, remote technical support, and many more. Whether you are a student looking to power up your app, or a developer building new and better use cases for a connected home, you can leverage our API as a building block to make smarter applications with built-in awareness about nearby devices. Check out what is made available to a greater audience here.

By making QuickSet Cloud API available on RapidAPI, we are making portions of our device fingerprinting and discovery technology available to a much wider audience.

 

We are always looking for interesting projects from the developer community out there, share with us what you build here. 

 

QuickSet Cloud insights: Our journey so far

QuickSet Cloud is always hard at work making lives easier in everyday scenarios, even when you don't see it! QuickSet Cloud was introduced in 2015 to expand QuickSet capabilities, including discovery & detection algorithms. By September 2016, we introduced newer features such as Predictive Discovery. Shortly after, with strong demand for our cloud services, it was evident that we would soon grow out of the space we were at, and by the end of 2016 we made a major migration to Microsoft Azure. Today, QuickSet Cloud continues to grow and powers products from leading brands in the world.

QuickSet Cloud was accessed by over 500 million devices across the globe in the last month alone!

 

QuickSet Cloud was accessed by over 500 million devices across the globe over the last month. In the United States, a leading cable provider had over 10.3 million transactions last month! Adoption of QuickSet Cloud is not limited to North American and European markets, but it is also actively used in all corners of the world:

prime cable provider in South Korea, a country with a population of 51 million, generated over 84 million transactions last month on QuickSet Cloud!

In the Middle East, in a small country with a population of only 8.5 million, we will be going live soon with a leading cable provider. During our testing phase alone, the provider made nearly 239 thousand transactions in a month

With a yearly run rate of 15.3 billion transactions, over the last three years, we have grown by 6020%!!

With a yearly run rate of 15.3 billion transactions and growth of 6020% over the last 3 years, QuickSet Cloud is powering products from leading brands in the world.

Repeatable Success Stories From All Corners Of The World...

We assist consumers through the setup process, however, our best measure of success is that consumers don't even see our technology and we fully automate their device setup experience.

At the end of 2018 we went live with one of the largest telecom providers in the United States. Considering a user-driven setup takes 5 minutes to complete, utilizing QuickSet Cloud helped these customers save over 17,000 hours last 30 days! This is because 93% of the TV setup experiences were fully automated with no user intervention.

Automatic TV setup saved the telecom provider consumers over 17,000 hours in the last 30 days!

Similarly, in 2018, we rolled out with a prime cable provider in Europe, and over the last 30 days alone, achieved a consistent automated TV setup rate of 94%!

Continuing our success stories on a different category of devices, a fully automated TV setup rate of 89% was observed for a prime OTT provider in United States over the last 30 days.

Going back to our first roll out on QuickSet Cloud in 2016, with a prominent cable provider in the United States, we have had similar and consistent success across all our customers...

QuickSet Cloud insights: European vs. American Living Rooms... 

As North America has been quicker to adopt newer entertainment devices, such as transitioning from AVRs to soundbars, we see a noticeable difference in the usage of AVRs, with only 5% penetration in North America, and about 19% in Europe.

Did You Know?

In addition to powering most of the leading televisions and set top boxes, QuickSet Cloud is now used by a growing list of devices across smart home gateways, smart lighting systems, gaming consoles, smart speakers, robot vacuums, to name a few!