From Colin Mann in Cologne
Remote control specialist ruwido austria is to supply German cable operator Unitymedia with the remote control for its new HD box.
The remote was specially adjusted to the on screen graphical user interface, reducing the number of buttons to provide an enhanced user experience. Besides controlling the available HDTV service, the new remote includes a TV database in order to perform basic actions like the turning on/off of the TV set.
ruwido has also developed a learning functionality application for its voco media interactive IPTV platform. This function enables consumers to control a number of devices in the home through the set-top box. Via the new application, the main functions of any device that that operates through infra-red, can be controlled on the TV screen.