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Consumer electronics industry recognises need for a better smart TV experience Posted: 14/01/2015
Consumer electronics industry recognises need for a better smart TV experience

Philips uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology, today announced the findings of its latest Smart TV Report. The research shows a 15% increase in smart TV ownership by industry professionals since 2012. However, despite steady growth, engagement rates continue to be hampered by the inadequate user interface found on current smart TV models and the increasing dominance of second screen devices.
 

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Philips uWand partners with CSR for Bluetooth voice recognition Posted: 28/05/2014
Philips uWand partners with CSR for Bluetooth voice recognition

Wireless technology innovator CSR today announced that its Bluetooth smart remote platform has been integrated into Philips uWand reference design, a complete firmware and hardware solution for developing pointing and gesture based remote controls. The CSR Smart Remote platform is an end-to-end solution with CSR1010, part of the CSR Energy range, and the CSR8510 to enable seamless data transfer between a remote control and TV or set-top-box (STB). When coupled with Philips camera-based direct pointing technology, manufacturers using uWand can expect optimal battery life and an intuitive television navigation experience. 

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Bimand demonstrates OnScreen cloud technology with Philips uWand at CES Posted: 08/01/2014
Bimand demonstrates OnScreen cloud technology with Philips uWand at CES

Bimand, Inc., a pioneer in emerging smart TV technology, will demonstrate its OnScreen Cloud Technology at the International CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014. Bimands OnScreen technology is a cloud-based TV information system that delivers contextual information about what the viewer is watching and will allow the viewer to interact with it through the TV screen. The system offers rich interactive capabilities such as information on demand, shopping, voting, and social networking, all in one place, to enhance cable and internet TV for the ultimate TV experience.

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uWand selected by Vestel to bring direct pointing control to Smart TVs at IFA Posted: 03/09/2013
uWand selected by Vestel to bring direct pointing control to Smart TVs at IFA

uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology, has today announced an agreement with Vestel to bring direct pointing and gesture control to Android-powered Smart TVs at IFA 2013.

Vestels Smart TV units, powered by uWand technology, will be demoed at Vestels booth at IFA 2013 this September. Visitors will be able to use a uWand-enabled remote control to move seamlessly between menus, easily play games and interact with a range of other Smart TV content more intuitively than ever before.

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Philips uWand and Gamious debut same-screen Smart TV multiplayer gaming Posted: 06/08/2013
Philips uWand and Gamious debut same-screen Smart TV multiplayer gaming
Philips uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology, has today announced a partnership with video game publisher Gamious to bring same-screen multiplayer gaming to Smart TV for the first time.
Philips has enhanced its direct pointing technology to enable up to four uWand equipped remotes to be used simultaneously and to individually control distinct on-screen elements. To demonstrate this, Gamious latest title, Dark Day LA, will be multi-playable at the uWand booth at IBC 2013. In the game, one player assumes the role of a vampire trying to mingle with the crowds, while the other is a police sniper tasked with tracking the vampire down.
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