RVU Alliance Forming to Accelerate Development Of Remote User Interface Technology

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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Broadcom, Cisco Systems, DIRECTV and Samsung Founding Alliance to Promote New RUI Optimized For Thin Client CE Devices

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM), Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) and Samsung (Seoul: 005930) are forming an alliance to develop a specification for a full-featured “pixel accurate” Remote User Interface (RUI) that will form the core of the new RVU technology. The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives and underscores its founders’ commitment to the sharing of digital content in the connected home.

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • RVU Alliance’s pixel accurate RUI technology will provide an identical user experience on all RVU-based thin client CE devices throughout the connected home, including digital TVs (DTVs), digital media adapters (DMAs) and set-top boxes (STBs).
  • Refinements to the user experience can be deployed in the home with a single update in the RVU-based media server appearing on all subscribing thin client CE devices.
  • RVU technology is expected to accelerate the availability of service provider content throughout the connected home. A server-controlled, common user experience helps enable the rapid introduction of new features and applications that typically accompany commercial content.
  • One important industry interoperability initiative is the Digital Living Network AllianceSM (DLNA®), of which RVU Alliance founders are promoting members.
  • The RVU Alliance is an Oregon-based non-profit mutual benefit corporation with membership participation at Founding Promoter, Promoter and Contributor levels.