Home input device and interaction mechanism specialist ruwido has confirmed that it is providing the brand new Sky Q touch remote, designed to deliver a fluid and seamless TV experience.
Sky’s premium Sky Q entertainment service – launched in February 2016 after its unveiling in November 2015 – is aimed at making it easier than ever for customers to access their favourite TV services and to bringing a wider range of entertainment to the big screen. The brand new Sky Q user interface is navigated using the Sky Q touch remote, developed in partnership with and manufactured by ruwido.
“We are exceptionally proud to be a part of Sky Q and to provide an input device that is a joy to own and to use,” declared Ferdinand Maier, CEO, ruwido. “Our aim is to transform the way users interact with their television and how they feel about their viewing experience.”
The Sky Q touch remote fuses the advantages of high-quality button-based input, with a touch-sensitive pad for scrolling through the rich, image led user interface. Voice search functionality will also be added in the future.
Supported by data transmission via infrared and Bluetooth Low Energy, the Sky Q touch remote is powerful enough to push the limits of performance. Based on enabled bi-directionality, the ruwido online TV and amplifier database could be integrated to continuously make the latest devices and IR protocols available. This allows even new products to be easily included into the Sky Q environment. To always keep the user in control, an additional acoustic ‘find me’ feature of the remote control ensures that the input device can be located at any time within the context of the home.
“We chose to work with ruwido because they are passionate about combining leading edge technology and precise manufacturing in a way that could bring our design and aspiration to life for our customers,” says Andrew Olson, Sky’s director of new products. “We are delighted with the result.”