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2018 Red Dot Award: Another Triumph for Sevenhugs Smart Remote

Sevenhugs won its first Red Dot Award for its groundbreaking product Smart Remote. The international jury of design experts awarded Smart Remote with a prestigious product design award, praising the remote for its pioneering design and functionality.

Statement by the Jury

“The highly intelligent menu concept of the Smart Remote implies a considerable simplification for the user in high-tech daily life.”

About Red Dot Award

Founded in 1955, the Red Dot Award is one of the most respected international design competitions in the world and organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Honoring a select group of products out of the thousands entered each year, Red Dot winners are chosen by a judging panel comprised of 40 expert independent designers, design professors and trade journalists from all over the world.

About Sevenhugs

Sevenhugs is a venture-backed startup and the maker of the award-winning Smart Remote, the world’s smartest and easiest to use remote control. Smart Remote unifies control of your entertainment and smart home and makes it easy for anyone to control all of the technology available in a home. Smart Remote won best new product in the smart home category at CES and also won the Red Dot and iF Design Awards.

Source : https://www.red-dot.org/project/sevenhugs-smart-remote-24608/

Sevenhugs claims iF Design Award for Smart Remote

Discipline: Product

Sevenhugs has developed and patented the world’s easiest to use universal remote control. Smart Remote is the first remote control with contextual awareness and the first consumer product in history with an indoor positioning system. When you point Smart Remote at any device – TVs, media players, lights, speakers, thermostats, fans, window blinds, and more – it automatically displays a simple touchscreen interface to control the device you’re pointing at. Smart Remote eliminates the need to use multiple remotes and apps and makes it incredibly easy for anyone to use all of the entertainment and technology products you have at home.

About iF World Design Guide

Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD welcomes over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year.

Source: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/entry/229115-sevenhugs-smart-remote

Smart Remote wins 2017 CES Innovation Award

January 15th, 2017

Sevenhugs is proud to announce that Smart Remote has received the 2017 CES Innovation Award in the extremely competitive category of Smart Home. Smart Remote stood out among many innovative products with the world’s first indoor positioning system in a consumer electronic device. This breakthrough technology gives Smart Remote the ability to control hundreds of thousands of devices in a simple and intuitive way. The patent-pending technology combines this indoor positioning system with 9-axis motion sensors to track Smart Remote’s exact position and orientation.

See the full CES press release and list of other category winners below…

CES Announces Best of Innovation Honorees for CES 2017

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and producer of CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, announced the Best of Innovation Honorees for CES® 2017. The annual CES Innovation Awards honors outstanding product design and engineering across 28 product categories. The announcement came from the annual CES Unveiled New York, an exclusive industry only event featuring the latest innovations and trends and important show announcements leading up to CES.

The program recognizes two levels of recipient – Honoree and Best of Innovation. Products that receive the Best of Innovation and Honoree designation will be featured in the Innovation Awards Showcase, presented by The Henry Ford, at CES 2017, Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

“The honorees stand as the best of ingenuity and design in the consumer tech industry,” said Karen Chupka, Sr. VP, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA. “These outstanding products exemplify the power and promise of the global consumer tech industry to produce breakthrough products and services that improve our lives and better our world.”

Each category has a three-member judging team that evaluates the products based on their engineering, design, functionality, consumer appeal and how they compare to competitors in the marketplace. The judges include highly respected consumer tech designers, engineers and members of the media.

The Best of Innovation Honorees for CES 2017

3D Printing
Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi

Robo 3D Inc.
Home Appliances
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed

Sleep Number
Accessible Tech
ReSound ENZO2™

ReSound
Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories
Mars by Crazybaby

Crazybaby Inc.
Accessible Tech
Aipoly Vision

Aipoly
In-Vehicle Audio/Video
Integrated Connectivity Cluster

Bosch
Computer Accessories
Ltd.nemonic

MANGOSLAB Co.,
Portable Media Players and Accessories
XGIMI Z4 Aurora Screenless TV

Chengdu XGimi Technology Co., Ltd.
Computer Hardware and Components
HP Spectre 13

HP Inc.
Smart Home
Smart Remote by Sevenhugs

Sevenhugs
Computer Peripherals
Nighthawk X10 R9000 Smart WiFi router

NETGEAR, INC.
Smart Home
Cubit

NWi
Computer Peripherals
Predator Z301CT monitor

Acer
Software and Mobile Apps
Xooloo Digital Coach

Xooloo
Digital Imaging
Obsidian 3D Panoramic Camera

KanDao Technology Co. Ltd.
Tablets, E-Readers and Mobile Computing
Lenovo Yoga Book (Android)

Lenovo, Corp.
Drones and Unmanned Systems
POWERUP FPV – Paper Airplane VR Drone

POWERUP TOYS
Tech For A Better World
Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini with IS4 Eye Tracker

Tobii Dynavox
Embedded Technologies
Goodix Live Fingerprint Detection Sensor

Goodix
Vehicle Intelligence
S3 Solid State LiDAR Sensor

Quanergy Systems
Fitness, Sports and Biotech
EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker

EyeQue Corporation
Virtual Reality
Tilt Brush

Google Inc.
Gaming
The Z – Gaming Mouse

Swiftpoint Inc
Wearable Technologies
uBolt

uConekt Inc.
Headphones
OSSIC X

OSSIC Corporation
Wearable Technologies
LINK AKC Smart Dog Collar

Link AKC (Smart Pet Technologies, LLC d/b/a Link AKC)
High Performance Home Audio/Video
SVS SB16-Ultra Subwoofer

SVS
Wireless Handset Accessories
Moto Mods

Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company
High Performance Home Audio/Video
Paradigm Persona 9H (part of the Persona Series)

Paradigm Electronics Inc.
Wireless Handsets
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Lenovo, Corp

Source : https://www.ces.tech/News/Press-Releases/CES-Press-Release.aspx?NodeID=b3f9b5ce-9a0d-4c45-8243-fe4227f2fcca

Sevenhugs Smart Remote Skyrockets to $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Over 5,800 Kickstarter backers support the first remote control for everything, proving market demand for smart home simplification and unification

SAN FRANCISCO—December 14, 2016. Sevenhugs announces reaching $1 million in Smart Remote pre-orders on Kickstarter. Awarded the most innovative product in the CES 2017 Smart Home category, Smart Remote allows users to control any device simply by pointing at it. “We’re excited and honored by the support of the Kickstarter community to help us reach our initial goal of $50K in record time and then quickly accelerate to over $1 million,” says Simon Tchedikian, Sevenhugs’ co-founder and CEO. “For years, we’ve anticipated the digital home becoming a reality, but we also recognized that there would be an issue with the integration of multiple devices due to proprietary software,” continues Tchedikian. “We knew we could build a solution to the fragmentation problem, but it also needed to be simple and user-friendly, coupled with easily connecting to any device. After two years of development, we achieved our vision with Smart Remote and are so excited to see such an impressive response from the market.” Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt automatically to any device. When a user points at a device, Smart Remote instantly displays custom controls to operate that particular device. Smart Remote unifies the control of your connected home experience.
  • Broad Compatibility: Smart Remote works with more than 25,000 devices through Wi- Fi, Bluetooth or Infrared, including Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue and LIFX smart bulbs, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat, and many more.
  • Patent-Pending Innovation: Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt instantly to any device and display intuitive touch-screen controls customized for each device you point at.
  • Powerful Technology: Smart Remote is the first consumer product to combine motion tracking sensors and an indoor positioning system. It allows users to control their devices naturally and intuitively—simply by pointing at them.
  • Instant Access to Services: Smart Remote allows you to instantly access popular services like Uber. Order a ride by pointing Smart Remote at your front door or check the weather forecast by pointing at your window.
  • Elegant & Thoughtful Design: Designed in collaboration with one of the most iconic and awarded French designers, Pierre Garner of Elium Studio, Smart Remote’s design is beautiful, sleek and intuitive.
  • Personalized Control: Smart Remote lets you create custom scenes and control multiple devices at the same time. For example, you can create a movie watching scene that automatically dims the lights when turn on the TV. Smart Remote also lets you group lights together to control all at once.
  • Unlimited Possibilities: Sevenhugs offers an open API and an extensive SDK to support continuous expansion of Smart Remote’s features and services by developers.
Sevenhugs’ Kickstarter backers will receive Smart Remote starting in June ’17 before Smart Remote becomes available at select retailers in Fall ‘17 for $299.99. About Sevenhugs Sevenhugs creates connected home products and services designed to simplify the smart home experience. Our goal is to reinvent the way people interact with technology at home by creating devices that are simple and intuitive to use. Based in San Francisco and Paris, Sevenhugs was founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine. Sevenhugs raised more than $14M in a recent Series A. For more information about Sevenhugs and Smart Remote, please visit sevenhugs.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. Contact: press@sevenhugs.com

Sevenhugs Launches Breakthrough Smart Remote

Meet the only remote you’ll ever need: Magically control your TV, lights and music and even order an Uber in the most simple and intuitive way

SAN FRANCISCO—November 10, 2016. Sevenhugs announces the launch of Smart Remote on Kickstarter, allowing users to control any device simply by pointing at it. Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt automatically to any device. When a user points at a device, Smart Remote instantly displays custom controls to operate that particular device as intuitively as possible. Compatible devices include Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue lights, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat and many more. “Customers today are frustrated that every device requires its own app or controller, which leads to clutter, confusion and wasted time,” says Simon Tchedikian, Sevenhugs’ Co-founder and CEO. “We’ve pushed the boundaries of today’s technologies to build a better solution. For the first time in history, we’ve integrated a precise indoor positioning system in a consumer electronic device, allowing users to control tens of thousands of connected devices in a simple and intuitive way. All you have to do is point at what you want to control.” Smart Remote unifies the control of your connected home experience:
  • Broad Compatibility:​ Smart Remote works with more than 25,000 devices through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Infrared, including Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue lights, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat and many more.
  • Patent-Pending Innovation:​ Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt instantly to any device and display intuitive touch-screen controls customized for each device you point at.
  • Powerful Technology:​ Smart Remote is the first consumer product to combine motion tracking sensors and an indoor positioning system. It allows users to control their devices naturally and intuitively—simply by pointing at them.
  • Instant Access to Services: ​Smart Remote allows you to instantly access ​popular services like Uber. Order a ride by pointing your Smart Remote at your front door or check the weather forecast by pointing at your window.
  • Elegant & Thoughtful Design:​ Designed in collaboration with one of the most iconic and awarded French designers, Pierre Garner of Elium Studio, Smart Remote’s design is beautiful, sleek and intuitive.
  • Predictive Personalization: ​Smart Remote learns your habits, allowing it to predict your actions and create personalized scenes, such as automatically dimming your lights when you turn on your TV.
  • Unlimited Possibilities:​ Sevenhugs offers an open API and an extensive SDK to support continuous expansion of Smart Remote’s features and services by developers.
Tchedikian adds, “We truly embrace the passion of the Kickstarter community and know that it’s the perfect venue for an innovative product like the Sevenhugs Smart Remote. We want our backers to help us build the perfect universal remote control and influence the development of what we view as their product. Now, with the help of the Kickstarter community, we’re excited to put the finishing touches on the world’s first truly smart remote.” Sevenhugs’ Kickstarter campaign goal for Smart Remote is $50,000. Early-bird Kickstarter pricing starts at $99.99 and its first backers will receive Smart Remote in June ’17. Smart Remote will be available at select retailers in Fall ‘17 for $299.99. About Sevenhugs Sevenhugs creates connected home products and services designed to simplify the smart home experience. Our goal is to reinvent the way that people interact with technology at home by creating devices that are simple and intuitive to use. Our line of products includes hugOne, the first connected solution that helps the entire family sleep better, and the Sevenhugs Smart Remote. Based in San Francisco and Paris, Sevenhugs was founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine. To date, Sevenhugs raised more than $14M in a recent Series A. For more information about Sevenhugs and Smart Remote, please visit sevenhugs.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. Contact: press@sevenhugs.com

Sevenhugs Announces $14.6M Series A Funding

Sevenhugs’ investment strengthens its presence in the IoT ecosystem and broadens its reach into the U.S.

PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2016 – Sevenhugs, creator of connected home products, today announced the strategic opening of its San Francisco office where the executive team will be overseeing global operations and product development. The new office brings Sevenhugs closer to partners and provides opportunities to solidify its network to further grow its business. Additionally, Sevenhugs has completed a $14.6M (13M euros) Series A funding round that will focus significantly on building the team and investing in product development. Sevenhugs has received a total of $17.5M in funding. “We are very pleased to partner with investors who share our vision,” said Simon Tchedikian, CEO and co-founder of Sevenhugs. “Gartner Research predicts that by 2020, there will be approximately 25 billion IoT-enabled devices, of which millions will likely be automating our homes. Our goal from the beginning has simply been to provide smart home solutions focused on the user-experience. From our intuitive hugOne sleep monitor to our next-gen, universal Smart Remote, we are dedicated to making home technology accessible. We value the expertise and support of our investors as we work together to accelerate the expansion of Sevenhugs.” High-growth investment firm Xerys Gestion led this current round of funding, which was supported by existing investors who have also reiterated their confidence in Sevenhugs solutions for making smart home products accessible and user-friendly for everyone sharing the technologies. “We first focus on founders with vision and talent – a combination that we know will result in success,” said Jacques Simonnet, President of Xerys Gestion. “I’ve been impressed by how quickly this highly-effective team brought to market the hugOne. It was shipped to retailers only eight months after the seed round. Our investment will allow for the continued elevation of such amazing products. As a company with global potential, unique technology, and a quality team, investing in Sevenhugs is fully in line with our strategy.” Sevenhugs will use its latest round of funding to:
  • Broaden the global launch of the hugOne to the U.S. The hugOne is a sleep monitor that tracks sleep patterns to help families consistently rest better by capturing temperature, humidity, and air quality. It pairs with other smart home technologies such as Nest and Phillips Hue.
  • Accelerate the development of the soon-to-launch intelligent Smart Remote, a universal control center for all home technologies. This product will seamlessly unify the connected home and enhance the user-experience with its simplicity.
  • Expand its U.S. footprint with retail sales channels and bolster partnerships with key players in the smart home landscape.
  • Increase hiring of team members in the U.S. and France.
For more information about Sevenhugs, visit http://sevenhugs.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. About Sevenhugs Sevenhugs is an innovative connected home company that creates integrated devices and services aimed at simplifying the smart home experience. Its mission is to reinvent the way people interact with technology at home. Sevenhugs’ line of products include hugOne, the first connected solution that helps the entire family sleep better. The company was founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine. For more information about Sevenhugs, visit: http://sevenhugs.com About Xerys Gestion Xerys is a French portfolio management company specialising in private equity (iOT, cleantech, biotech, energy). It aims to support the managers of Xerys Funds portfolio companies at all stages of their growth, from venture capital to maturity. Xerys aims to provide the financial means to allow entrepreneurs to work in a long-term perspective, without the risk of running out of capital, focusing on their vision for their company. Xerys also aims to put the full range of skills and expertise of the members of its team at their disposal, providing assistance and advice in strategic decisions and choices. For more information about Xerys, visit: www.xerys.com
Media Contacts: Beth Keuling lotus823 for Sevenhugs press@sevenhugs.com 732-212-0823Olivier Ossipoff, Alexandre Heraud Xerys Gestion +33 1 82 52 12 25