ActiveVideo Demos Voice -Controlled TV Navigation for Cable: New CloudTV H5 Capability to be Shown at CES
ActiveVideo Networks™, creators of CloudTV™, the cloud-based app platform for television, today announced that it will demonstrate voice-controlled television navigation at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show next week.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - - ActiveVideo Networks™, creators of CloudTV™, the cloud -based app platform for television, today announced that it will demonstrate voice -controlled television navigation at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show next week.
ActiveVideo Networks will be showing advanced navigation interfaces, such as iVOD, and other applications on the CloudTV H5 platform in its suite at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel during CES 2012 January 10 -13.
"Voice -controlled navigation through any digital set -top box is one of those experiences that only CloudTV can enable," said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks. "And while voice control itself is innovative, what's most important is how the interoperability of cloud -based processing can dramatically transform the way viewers control and engage with their televisions, and can lead to a new generation of television services that is limited only by our imaginations."
The ActiveVideo demo shows how voice control combined with ActiveVideo's cloud -based processing enables voice -activated content selection, search and discovery on any digital set -top box - even legacy STBs. Voice commands are transmitted through the cellular network to CloudTV servers, which respond to the input by delivering specific video and applications as a personalized, adaptive video stream to the set -top box or connected device. The time required for the entire transaction is consistent with that of standard remote controls.
Designed to interface seamlessly with existing cable operator network infrastructure, the CloudTV H5 platform executes and renders the complete application in the cloud. The application is delivered as a personalized, adaptive video stream to the set -top box or connected device, which simply passes remote control key clicks or keypad entries back through the network to the cloud with very low latency. The CloudTV platform, including this capability, can be completely deployed without changing or adding a single device in the home, thus achieving unparalleled service velocity. CloudTV is approaching nearly 10 million screens in the United States and abroad with Cablevision Systems, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other operators, as well as on Philips -brand TVs.
About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ has created CloudTV™, a cloud -based apps platform that enables the fast and flexible development and deployment of personalized navigation interfaces, such as iVOD, and other advanced user experiences for television service providers. Using the CloudTV platform, service providers can deliver iVOD experiences and navigational mosaics, as well as advanced advertising, TV apps, games and multi -screen pairing solutions to any set -top box, CI+ enabled television, mobile device, and broadband -connected CE device. ActiveVideo Networks is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.activevideo.com; find us at www.facebook.com/ActiveVideoNetworks; follow us at www.twitter.com/activevideo; view our videos at www.youtube.com/AVCloudTV.