Nuance voice technology powers NOS STBs and remotes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Nuance’s Dragon TV Powers NOS Set Top Boxes and Remote Controls

  • Portugal’s Media Holding Company NOS Integrates Nuance’s Voice Recognition for Easier Content Discovery and Search

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon TV voice technology will be deployed in NOS’s next generation set top boxes and remote controls, along with multiscreen services and applications for iOS and Android.

Dragon TV

Available beginning June 2016, NOS’s subscribers will be able to speak to their TV or remote control to search for programs, movies, actors and actresses, favorite genres, sports and virtually any other category of preferred content. The new product line will offer an intuitive, quick way for viewers to find what they want to watch, rather than navigating manually through program guides, menus or interactive content. The new user interface will support both basic command and control and search. For example, “Procurar no Videoclube a Guerra dos Tronos” (Search video on demand for Game of Thrones) or “Pesquisar atriz Brie Larson” (Search actress Brie Larson).

Nuance’s Dragon TV voice platform gives service operators and manufacturers the ability to easily integrate and deliver a seamless user experience for smart and connected TVs that makes it faster and easier to find shows, programs, and On-Demand content just by speaking. Leveraging both embedded and cloud-based technologies, Nuance’s technology can be deeply integrated right on a remote, TV or set top box – fully customizable across more than 40 languages, and is extensible across the Internet of Things ecosystem for a fully voice-enabled connected home experience.

“Voice provides a very natural, accessible way to communicate with NOS’s service that provides consumers with seemingly endless content. We’re very pleased to work with Nuance to deliver an end-to-end solution for conversational entertainment discovery, which also delivers a personalized entertainment experience through innovative solutions and technology,” says Pedro Bandeira, NOS Development Director.

“With half a billion connected TVs in use around the world today – that are also connected to shows, games, music and other content, simplifying the interface becomes vital. If you can’t find it, you can’t experience it. By integrating voice technology directly to the set top box and remote control, NOS can create a more powerful user interface for users to find what they’re looking for in seconds,” says Kenn Harper, vice president of devices and ecosystem, Nuance Mobile.

Nuance also worked with Espial to integrate voice as part of the NOS next generation hybrid IP Video service, announced today.

Nuance’s Dragon TV can be found across some of the most popular connected TV and content experiences on the market.