uWand selected by Vestel to bring direct pointing control to Smart TVs at IFA 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands — 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.

Vestel’s Smart TV units, powered by uWand technology, will be demoed at Vestel’s 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.

“uWand is making it much easier for users to get the most out of Smart TVs,” said Hakan Kutlu, Deputy General Manager at Vestel. “uWand technology supports our cloud-based gaming strategy, and the easy integration helps us make the most of the latest Android applications. Direct pointing also unlocks the huge potential of the Smart TV platform. Navigating and discovering content is much more intuitive, and control in Smart TV games is much more precise. uWand technology is considerably better compared to the current generation of remote controls.”

Navin Natoewal, General Manager at uWand, commented: “We are very excited to be working with Vestel, a technology giant in Europe. They have seen how easy it is for uWand technology to be integrated in their Smart TVs and even easier to use for consumers – it just works.”

uWand technology has recently been enhanced to support up to four uWand-enabled remote controls on the same screen at once, making uWand the first to bring truly multi-player gaming to Smart TV.

uWand technology uses an infrared camera embedded within the body of a remote control that continuously monitors the remote’s position. This direct pointing technology makes uWand ideal for navigating the Smart TV user interface and also for multiplayer gaming, as the cursor appears exactly where the user is pointing.

For more information about uWand technology, direct pointing control or Vestel, visit Vestel at IFA 2013, Berlin, 6th – 11th September (Hall 8.2/101). uWand will be at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13th – 17th September (hall 14 stand 103).