DTVKit, DiscVision and OBS bring voice control to DTVKit powered TVs and STBs

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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DTVKit, DiscVision and OBS collaborate to bring voice control to DTVKit powered TVs and STBs

Collaborating with DTVKit and DiscVision, Ocean Blue Software (OBS) has pre-integrated the DiscVision’s Voice Control SDK with DTVKit’s DVB stack, bringing Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatibility to DTVKit powered TVs and STBs.

DiscVision’s Voice Control SDK enables manufacturers to integrate their TV/STB products with Amazon’s Voice Services (Alexa) or Google’s Assistant. Providing the server side skills, a reference client for manufacturers, and assistance with certification, the DiscVision solution enables OEMs to bring voice control enabled TV/STBs to market quickly.

DTVKit and OBS have helped OEMs further reduce the time to market by pre-integrating DiscVision’s voice control client with the DTVKit DVB stack. OBS performed the integration using an RPC layer extension to the DTVKit DVB stack, which interprets the received voice commands, controls the DVB stack, notifies the user interface, and communicates server responses via the DiscVision client. The voice control SDK pre-integration is now available to DTVKit members.

Phil Evans, Managing Director of DTVKit says “Adding voice control to DTVKit is the next logical step. Being able to work with OBS and DiscVision to do this shows the importance of having a strong ecosystem.”

Paul Martin, CEO of OBS says “Pre-integrating the DiscVision voice control client means OEMs using DTVKit’s software can have a simple route to market for their voice controlled products, saving time, development effort, and cost.”

Dr. Reinhard Lüling, Managing Director of DiscVision adds “Voice Control of all kinds of devices are coming to the market very quickly. We are proud to work with OBS on the integration of our voice solutions into the DTVKit platform. This will allow us to provide voice control to the CE industry in a very straightforward way.”

DTVKit will be exhibiting the DiscVision demo at the DTVKit stand in Hall 1 D.11, IBC, Amsterdam 13-17 September 2019.