Skyworth and SURE Universal collaborate on IoT and voice assistance

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Skyworth – SURE Universal New Joint Development Project

  • A mutual source by Skyworth Digital & SURE Universal

TEL-AVIV, Israel — It was announced that Skyworth Digital Ltd., the world’s largest Set-Top Box manufacturer, and SURE Universal Ltd., a leading IoT software company, will receive funding for a joint development project as part of the Shenzhen-Israel R&D Cooperation Program. The collaboration will not only involve the implementation of all the leading IoT communication protocols and provide software bridging, but will also integrate the latest voice AI assistant with intelligent speech control operation.

In 2011, China and Israel signed a bilateral agreement to offer grants for joint research and development projects involving at least one company from Shenzhen and one company from Israel. The goal of the program is to encourage cooperation in the development of products or processes that have the potential to generate revenue in the international market.

Once a proof of concept has been completed successfully, both companies plan on applying the new product to Skyworth’s existing Set-Top Box market. They hope to finish the technical products’ development before the year’s end.

This collaboration between the two industry pioneers appears to be a match made in heaven. SURE’s software platform combined with Skyworth’s hardware and distribution channels has the potential to improve both companies’ ability to penetrate the IoT market space as well as produce strong relationships and complementary overlap. Skyworth and SURE have already completed a proof of concept for a smart home solution. The continued cooperation between the two entities will deliver the most advanced IoT solutions not only for smart homes and operators, but also provide a stable infrastructure that can be used for smart education and smart health.

“Skyworth Digital has successfully set up an innovative ecological system that includes platform, content, terminal, and applications using on-online data,” said the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve Long. “This collaboration in conjunction with our pre-established system will allow us to continue to innovate”, he added.

“We are thrilled to work with Skyworth on this joint project which will provide both companies’ customers and partners with a comprehensive smart home solution using our OCF standard compliant software platform as well as their industry leading Set-Top Boxes”, said Dr. Viktor Ariel, CEO of SURE Universal.