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ST adds motion awareness to set-top SoC

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:motion awareness? SoC? set-top boxes?

STMicroelectronics has partnered with Movea to add motion-awareness to ST's Orly set-top box system-on-chip (SoC). Integrating Movea's SmartMotion Server into Orly will permit designers to add motion awareness into set-top boxes and enable users to control their TVs using gestures. The melding should increase the utility of video-on-demand (VoD) and online gaming services.

"Our collaboration with Movea will enable set-top boxes based on ST's system-on-chips to deliver high-value applications and services," said Andre Bertrand, technical and strategic marketing director at ST. "Consumers increasing desire for more natural user interfaces is propelling these motion-sensing technologies."

Movea's SmartMotion Server has been integrated with ST's "Orly" set-top box systems-on-chip enabling OEMs to easily create motion-aware apps for TV.

Movea's SmartMotion Server provides gesture-recognition capabilities for web surfing, VoD cataloging, social media navigation, gaming and media-centre management. Using point-and-click navigation, instead of directional push-buttons, allows set-top box subscribers to scroll, swipe and select more naturally. Gaming is also enhanced by allowing the user to harness MEMS sensors in the remote to control on-screen action in a manner similar to gaming consoles.

- R. Colin Johnson
??EE Times

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