Orange selects Movea for gesture-control STB

Movea, provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technologies for consumer electronics, has announced a collaboration with French telco Orange on a large scale commercial deployment of a gesture-control set-top boxes.

The new Orange Livebox Play TV set-top box will run Movea’s SmartMotion Server, the motion processing engine for digital home entertainment, and will ship with a MEMS motion-sensing remote control to deliver a more fun and intuitive way for people to enjoy rich digital content on the TV.

“With the rapid evolution of SmartTVs and Smart Home systems, we see the demand for more intelligent home entertainment devices and natural user interfaces,” said Jean-Bernard Willem, head of content marketing for Orange France. “Our partnership with Movea allows us to offer an innovative user experience for Orange subscribers that will be instrumental in defining the revolution of home theater entertainment. Livebox Play TV with Movea’s SmartMotion begins to make the Smart Home a reality.”

The integration of Movea’s SmartMotion Server with Orange’s Livebox Play TV enables effortless point-and-click TV interactions and the ability to easily launch and control games and apps. There are simple gestures for features such as volume control, web browsing, gamepad or joystick control, as well as music, photo, video enjoyment and more.

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