Movea, STMicroelectronics and Wyplay show motion-based interactive TV user experience

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Movea, STMicroelectronics and Wyplay Collaborate to Deliver Best Motion-Based Interactive TV User Experience

  • Fully integrated platform showcases compelling, intuitive user interface navigation with motion-based commands

LAS VEGAS — Movea, the leader in motion processing technology for interactive TV, together with STMicroelectronics, leader in both silicon-based sensing solutions and systems-on-chips for home entertainment; and Wyplay, creator of the first independent open source software solution for pay-TV operators, are demonstrating a complete integration of best-in-class hardware, middleware and motion software. Together, the three companies will show how this integration brings easy and rapid deployment of motion-based user interfaces for next-generation connected home systems.

The combination of ST’s STB platform, Wyplay’s open-source Frog platform and Movea’s SmartMotion technology offers an intuitive and simple way to control interactive content through motion based, in-air pointing and gesture recognition. The complete system results in a unique and unmatched user experience.

Movea’s SmartMotion Server fully integrates with Wyplay’s middleware and ST’s Orly and Cannes platforms to allow a more immersive multimedia experience to consumers, creating a new and fun way to interact with TV content, games and other services. Additionally, the SmartMotion Server:

  • Provides a complete gesture-based interaction support for applications, such as VOD catalog, media center, web browsing, social media and gaming.
  • Enables users to effortlessly navigate the interface applications and content with natural in-air point-and-click, up and down swipes for easy scrolling, gesture recognition and multi-touch emulation with motion.
  • Delivers a new gaming experience by allowing users to play games using the remote as a controller. For example, in a game where a natural wheel drive interaction is required, users will be able to hold and turn the remote as they would with a real steering wheel.

“Our collaboration illustrates how innovators in hardware, middleware and software can come together to unleash the power of motion to enhance the home entertainment experience,” explains Wahid Issa, vice-president of marketing for Movea.

“The ST technology platform provides the perfect foundation for Movea’s and Wyplay’s efforts to change the way we interact with our devices by enabling service providers and STB OEMs to deliver a better user experience with more intuitive and natural navigation,” added André-Louis Bertrand, technical and strategic marketing director, STMicroelectronics.

“The desire for a more interactive experience is paving the way for motion-sensing technologies to create simpler and more immersive entertainment experiences,” said Dominique Feral, founder and CMO at Wyplay. “Adding Movea’s recognized motion technology to our Frog Market Place platform, with Wyplay’s technology, enables operators and broadcasters to deliver high-value applications and services to their subscribers, making the fully connected home an enjoyable reality.”

This technology is on display at CES. Please stop by Movea’s booth (#25336) and Wyplay’s meeting room (Venetian Hotel, Toscana Room 3604-3605) to see it.