“Hello Widya …”
This is not calling someone’s name, but calling a call to activate the Widya Wicara Prima speaker.
T oday, a variety of sophisticated devices increasingly in demand, including in the audio sector such as smart speakers. Devices like this are seen as supporting a lifestyle with growing interest. This potential is targeted by local company Widya Information Nusantara by releasing smart speakers.
His name is Widya Wicara Prima who has a very Indonesian nuance. Because this is an Indonesian-language smart speaker equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Neutral Language Processing (NLP) technology to process voice questions & commands given by its users. The fun, the sound produced naturally in Indonesian, like a close friend to accompany while staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Handlee Susanto, Chief Marketing Officer of PT Widya Informasi Nusantara, in addition to being a close friend of the Indonesian people by providing daily support features, this smart speaker also tries to get its users to interact with sound-based technology. This is done to create an ecosystem of daily activities that synergize with Widya Wicara Prima.
“That is why Widya collaborates with various digital applications to present credible local content and is close to the people of Indonesia. We designed Prima Speech to be smarter as time goes by. We hope Widya is also able to educate the public by giving more access to useful information,” Handlee said in an online press conference session in Jakarta (12/05).
AI technology in Widya Smart Speakers
All features in Widya Wicara Prima can be done only by voice command, without having to press any buttons. Widya can be activated only by saying, “Hi Widya, …” or “Hello Widya, ….”. This happens thanks to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology embedded in these speakers. So Widya can respond directly to an order given. Widya Wicara Prima can be activated by using an internet connection and downloading the Widya Wicara app on Playstore.
Actually the use of AI-based digital voice assistants in speakers is not new. Because Google also has Nest Mini smart speakers, Amazon with Echo. Likewise with audio products from global brands such as Samsung, LG, Huawei, and others. However, the strengths of Widya Wicara Prima are the strong local content elements.
This Smart Speaker is equipped with superior features that make it reliable in a variety of situations. Starting from the music player, radio, podcasts with various themes, news, information about health, monitor Corona, reading the Qur’an, Ramadan features, weather forecasts, calendars, alarms, interactive quizzes (certain periods), Q&A (Question and Answer) ), etc.
Widya has credible sources such as Svara, the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), Pro Sehat, Audio Books, Muslimnesia, and other sources. In particular, during the Covid-19 pandemic, where most people were more active at home with a variety of technological devices.
Widya Wicara Prima Price in Indonesia
This product is marketed at a price of Rp 1,499,000, – with dimensions that are easy to carry anywhere, and has two color choices namely black and white.
Currently, Widya Wicara Prima speakers can be found online at Shopee. Later, offline sales will be available at outlets in several cities, such as Greater Jakarta, Medan, Pekanbaru, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Surabaya, and Makassar.
Widya Wicara Prima Tech Specs
LED: 12pcs LED lights
Color: Black, White
Microphone: 6 Microphones
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WI-FI 2.4G IEEE802. 11b / g / n
Speaker Power / Output: 5W (Hardware) * 2 / 3W (Output) * 2
Speaker frequency: 150Hz – 18Khz (± 6dB)
Internal Capacity: 8 GB
Power: 12V / 1.5A
Frequency: 50 / 60Hz 0.6A
The Indonesian version of this article can be read in Gizmologi.ID