Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Marvell introduces advanced remote control
Marvell announced at the 2013 International CES a new advanced remote control platform with user-friendly voice search and gesture recognition for Smart TVs and Smart Homes.
The remote control platform is designed to serve as a multi-purpose, central command point for next-generation digital media experiences and home furnishings control in the new-era smart home. Marvell's platform includes voice and gesture recognition, Internet-based multimedia search and discovery capabilities and support for the latest in cloud gaming.
The platform offers four advanced functions in addition to standard remote control capabilities, including:
voice control allowing users to speak into the integrated built-in microphone and command the Smart TV to check weather, find directions and display movie show times;
nine-axis motion and gesture provides joystick-like functionality for gaming control
air mouse for use as a wireless mouse to operate a Smart TV for activities such as Web surfing and gaming; and
touch and keypad with support for an optional full-size keyboard on the back of the device for easy text input.