With the upgrading of bandwidth and the development of AI technology, every household has easy access to the network. Intelligence has penetrated into our home scenes, and smart speakers connect the entire smart home ecology in series. Smart speakers combine smart home appliances, such as smart sockets, smart bulbs, smart thermostats, smart air conditioners, robotic vacuum, smart refrigerators, smart TVs, smart lunch boxes, etc. It is an experience of the modern smart home.
Some smart speakers on the market are not smart enough: for example, some speakers cannot directly store power, and need to be operated along with a charger; some need to be manually controlled during use, even if the wake-up is successful, the personality and interaction are not strong. Some require adjusting the position of the speaker to get better sound quality. These are out-of-date in the increasingly intelligent world.
Shenzhen ZHAOWEI Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ZHAOWEI“), which is committed to the R&D and manufacture of intelligent gear motor for smart home products, has designed and developed a rotation reduction module for the smart speaker to meet the needs of speaker manufacturers.
ZHAOWEI smart speaker micro drive system is applied to the encoder of the speaker and placed at the bottom of the speaker. The rotating base in the rotation reduction module is electrically connected with the control element in a fixed arrangement. The rotating base and the rotating element are in a fixed arrangement, and the control element is electrically connected with the audio element. The dc motor speaker has a compact structure and a small volume. The speaker cabinet realizes audio playback through audio components. If the volume needs to be adjusted during use, the rotary encoder is operated by the rotation of the driving rotating part of the ZHAOWEI rotation reduction module, and the rotating encoder transmits the displacement signal to the control part, and the control part controls the volume according to the signal, thus realizing that the speaker can automatically adjust the position according to where the user is standing, forming a beam, suppressing noise, and reducing echo.
In addition, the smart motor speaker rotation reduction module can rotate in 360º. The difference from ordinary smart speakers is that it uses a permanent magnet DC motor as the driving source and the worm gear and the helical gear as the transmission part. It can effectively improve the jitter and noise of the smart speaker. Ordinary speakers will have a gap jitter during use. ZHAOWEI ameliorates the service life and backlash problem through the analysis of tooth profile and finite element, thus realizing the distinction and alternation of stereo two-channel and dual-stereo four-channel, wide stereo listening range, and producing a good background effect along with the simultaneous operation of sound and light.
Voice interaction will be one of the development directions of smart home control systems in the future. The smart speaker is only one of its manifestations. Domestic and foreign smart speaker manufacturers are actively exploring new forms.
According to 5G Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, “The global 5G services market size is estimated to reach USD 41.48 billion by 2020 and expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 43.9% from 2021 to 2027.” The report also points out, “Growing demand for high-speed data connectivity for a unified Internet of things (IoT) applications, such as smart home energy management, is estimated to propel the adoption of 5G services over the forecast period. ”
As young people have strong demand for various smart devices, overall, the smart home market will continue to grow. The worldwide market for smart home devices is expected to grow 23.5% year over year in 2019 to nearly 815 million device shipments, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Worldwide shipments are forecast to be more than 1.39 billion in 2023 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.4%. As new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are widely used in home scenarios, the popularization of the smart home will be further promoted, and the smart home market will maintain steady growth. For the players who flood into the smart home track, there are huge opportunities.
The competition in the field of the smart home has long developed from a dispute over products and systems to a dispute over ecology. ZHAOWEI provides customization for micro-drive systems and electronic drive modules for the majority of speaker manufacturers. Smart Speaker Consumer Adoption Report indicates, “87.7 million U.S. adults were using smart speakers as of January 2020. This means the installed base of U.S. smart speaker users is up 32% over January 2019 and is 85% higher than January 2018.”
New partnerships and trade are changing the landscape, and the upgrades in intelligent technology that new investments can bring can attract a large number of new customers and help consolidate current brand loyalty. With the huge market demand and technical support, how smart speaker-related companies survive and develop in the fierce market competition is a question that needs urgent consideration.