Movea Expands Portfolio of Motion-Enabled Remote Control Reference Designs with Leading Semiconductor Manufacturers
GreenPeak Technologies, Nordic Semiconductor and Texas Instruments Integrate Movea SmartMotion® Software for their Bluetooth Low Energy & RF4CE Remote Controls
INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING CONVENTION (IBC), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept. 7. 2012 – Movea, pioneer in motion-sensing and data fusion technologies and unique motion sensing expert for Interactive TVs, announced today that it has expanded its platform support portfolio by porting its SmartMotion library of software algorithms to new Zigbee RF4CE and Bluetooth® Low Energy reference designs from leading semiconductor manufacturers’ remote controls, in addition to the previously announced ones.Supported reference designs include:
- GreenPeak GP570 RF4CE Remote Reference Design
- Nordic nRFready™ µBlue™ Smart Remote (Bluetooth low energy including Bluetooth Smart) and the nRFready™ 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote (proprietary)
- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Bluetooth Low Energy and RF4CE Remote Reference Designs
Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies explains: “Today, operators require immersive, natural and simple interactive entertainment applications and services, delivering an enhanced experience to their customers. As such, we chose to work with Movea for their expertise and deep understanding of human movement and motion processing as well as their implementation and platform flexibility.
”The availability of SmartMotion technology on these platforms allows unprecedented implementation flexibility, giving manufacturers the option to choose the sensors, features and components best suited for their needs.
Movea is the first motion-sensing technology provider to support such a large array of designs. By supporting a full range of microprocessors and sensors, Movea is unique in providing complete hardware and software solutions to remote control OEMs for enhanced navigation and control of the latest Internet connected TVs and set-top boxes (STBs). Integrating Movea’s SmartMotion into cost-effective, low-power 6- and 9-axis reference designs enables natural control of Smart Home entertainment interfaces with intuitive in-air point-and-click navigation and gesture-based control.
Svenn-Tore Larsen, CEO at Oslo-based Nordic, adds: “By integrating Movea’s SmartMotion technology into our Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz Smart Remote reference designs, we enable our customers to address the demand for a more intuitive interface navigation experience compared to traditional infra-red (IR) technology – including support for pixel-accurate in-air pointing and advanced gesture recognition.”
Movea’s SmartMotion remote control firmware technology is a complete, sensor-agnostic, off-the-shelf system for motion-enabled remote controls, providing TI, Nordic Semiconductor and GreenPeak Technologies customers with an easy-to-deploy solution already integrated and tested, enabling faster time-to-market.
Movea’s SmartMotion technology is empowering operators and service providers to address consumer demand for a better user experience for interactive entertainment applications and services. Features such as point-and-click program guide navigation, gesture-based user authentication and motion gaming offer service providers new opportunities to increase revenue, attract new customers and reduce churn.
“With the rapid evolution of SmartTVs and the increasing consumer appetite for more powerful and intuitive user interfaces, smarter remote controls are needed to enhance the Smart Home experience and accelerate adoption,” Sam Guilaumé, CEO of Movea, said. “We are confident that the opportunity to partner with GreenPeak Technologies, Nordic Semiconductor and TI will enable TV OEMs and service providers to fulfill this need quickly and further demonstrate the value of motion-enabled technology in home entertainment and beyond.”
Movea was an early driver of motion-enabled RF4CE remote controls, shipping in high-volumes with TI’s ZigBee RF4CE solutions. By adding Movea’s SmartMotion technology to TI’s compatible RF4CE and Bluetooth low energy solutions, SmartTV OEMs and service providers can choose the best wireless technology to meet the needs of their motion-enabled remotes,” said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI.
Movea is a leading provider of motion sensing and data fusion software, firmware, and IP for the consumer electronics, mobile and tablets, sports and fitness and eHealth industries. Movea’s proprietary SmartMotion™ technology - unique motion processing capabilities - enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, providing reduced risk, cost, and time-to-market advantages for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more value and a more exciting user experience for the consumer.Movea has a global presence with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology and manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. The company was recently named a “Cool Vendor for 2012” by leading analyst firm Gartner Inc. For more information visit www.movea.com or follow us on Twitter at @MoveaDataFusion.
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About GreenPeak Technologies
GreenPeak Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company and is a leader in ZigBee silicon solutions for the smart home.Greepeak is headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands and has offices in Belgium, Japan and Korea.GreenPeak has won the prestigious 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Europe award and is recognized as a leader in developing new wireless technologies for consumer electronics and smart home applications, demonstrating rapid growth and adoption by major customers.
About Nordic SemiconductorNordic Semiconductor (’Nordic’) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power (ULP) short-range wireless communication in the license-free 2.4GHz and sub-1-GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands. Nordic is a Norwegian public company listed on the Oslo stock exchange (OSE: NOD). Nordic’s ULP wireless solutions are enabling its customers to build wireless connectivity into everything from mainstream consumer RF remote controls through to the most advanced and innovative ’game-changing’ wireless devices – while meeting or exceeding end users’ expectations in terms of features, performance, and price.
About TI’s Wireless Connectivity Portfolio
TI provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of mature, low-power wireless connectivity solutions. With expertise in more than a dozen technologies, TI ensures customers the best-suited wireless connectivity for every type of application. TI’s product portfolio is complemented with the support and tools that customers and developers need to quickly and easily bring wirelessly connected designs to market. Visit the company’s Wireless Connectivity Portal for an overview of TI-supported technologies, the full product portfolio, and example use cases.
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