By Punit Kulkarni, Head of Marketing, Digital Transformation Solutions
Sprint Magic Box TREBL shines for integrating advanced connected technologies into a user-friendly, beautiful and effective consumer design.
After receiving a CES 2019 Innovation Award, the Sprint Magic Box TREBL - the world’s first Smart Home Small Cell designed in partnership with HARMAN Connected Services and Sercomm Corporation - has now been announced as a nominee for the prestigious Global Mobile Award for best connected consumer device at Mobile World Congress 2019.
The award winner in this category will be presented live on Mobile World Live TV! on Monday, February 25 onsite at Mobile World Congress. The show’s Global Mobile Award hosts for 2019, Larry Madowo and Remel London will present each nominee, describe their impact on the industry and award the winner. Presentations will take place at various locations throughout the MWC show floor, and will also be featured on Mobile World Live TV, the official TV channel of MWC Barcelona. More information on the award nominees and ceremony can be found here.
The Sprint Magic Box TREBL is a completely wireless small cell that equips Sprint customers with enhanced LTE data coverage for speed-boosting capabilities, helping to ensure every part of a connected home can run smoothly and seamlessly.
Sprint Magic Box TREBL also integrates personal voice assistants and control of smart home devices via the Amazon Alexa ecosystem. On top of its smart capabilities, the device delivers incredible sound quality thanks to integrated Harman Kardon audio 2x8 Watt speakers, an embedded amplifier, far field microphones, and noise and echo cancellation.
“With the recent and rapid innovation of technologies like 5G, IoT and AI, we are entering an era in which we have an opportunity to unleash connected solutions like never before,” said Sandeep Kalra, senior vice president and general manager for HARMAN Connected Services. “Today, HARMAN Connected Services meets this demand by merging our connected technologies expertise with HARMAN’s innovative hardware heritage to produce completely integrated solutions like the Sprint Magic Box TREBL and power the next phase of digital experience.”
Through the collaboration, HARMAN Connected Services led the consumer centric design, embedded audio integration, voice enablement, testing and the product launch. HARMAN Connected Services partnered with its original design manufacturer (ODM) partner, Sercomm, to develop this product. As devices become more intelligent, HARMAN Connected Services and Sercomm are poised to take this unique partnership to the next level.
"At Sercomm, we are committed to the development of innovative solutions and to offer high-quality solutions to customers through investment of significant R&D resources," said Ben Lin, Chief Technology Officer of Sercomm, "We are honored to partner with an industry leader like HARMAN Connected Services. Together we open a new era for intelligent devices."
It also brought together multiple disciplines of HARMAN – Huemen and HARMAN Enbedded Audio teams. As a result, HARMAN and Sprint were able to deliver a completely cohesive design with a competitive edge that will shine both for its innovation - but also its extreme usability and effectiveness to consumers.
Sprint TREBL with Magic Box will be on display in the HARMAN Connected Services booth at MWC in Hall 2, Stand 2L20. For more information on HARMAN Connected Services, and devices the team develops and creates, visit services.harman.com.