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Date: 19-06-16

Apple HomeKit camera and doorbell supported by Ambarella's SoC

The new Apple HomeKit camera and doorbell services are supported by image processing SOC chip vendor Ambarella. The HomeKit ecosystem allows watching of videos from multiple cameras in a home such as entrance video doorbells, home monitoring cameras, outdoor lights with integrated cameras, and baby monitors on a new Home app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. Ambarella using its chip S2Lm Full HD IP camera SoC for this HomeKit.

Apple has announced products based on Ambarella’s platform and the new Homekit camera and doorbell services, including the Canary Plus, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, FLIR Secure, Kuna Smart Security Light, and August Doorbell Cam at Worldwide Developers Conference.

Ambarella said it is providing a complete implementation of the new HomeKit camera and doorbell services, with native support for WAC (Wireless Accessory Configuration) setup, HAP (HomeKit Accessory Protocol), 1080p30 encoding with simultaneous second stream at 720p30, high-quality audio recording, and AES-256 encryption. In addition to cameras and doorbells, customers can easily use the base HomeKit stack provided by Ambarella to add customized services such as motion sensors, lights, and smart locks.

The Ambarella S2Lm IP camera SoC supports 1080p video quality with HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing for high contrast scenes and lens distortion correction for a more natural viewing experience when using wide angle lenses. It also includes Ambarella’s smartAVC high-efficiency encoding technology to stream high-quality HD video streams at very low bitrates while reducing network bandwidth requirements and lowering cloud storage costs, says Ambarella.

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