Leveraging device sensor capabilities and digital set-top boxes will enable rich, interactive television viewing experiences letting consumers "wave goodbye" to their remote controls
BOSTON, MAY 22, 2012
- Infosys will showcase new and innovative ways that consumers may experience television in the future via multi-channel natural user interfaces at "Imagine Park," an interactive, high-profile platform for introducing and demonstrating innovative new products and services at The Cable Show 2012. Rather than using a remote control, Infosys will show and discuss how digital consumers can use voice, facial-recognition and simple gesture-based movements to access their personalized content and interact with the set-top-box of the future.
Natural user interfaces (NUI) - touch, voice, video and gesture interfaces - in devices ranging from smartphones and tablets to peripherals such as videogame consoles provide an opportunity for cable companies to deliver personalized interactive customer experiences.
"Cable television innovation is crucial to serve the growing number of digital consumers who expect rich, interactive, personalized viewing experiences, and natural user interfaces are the next step in the evolution of TV entertainment," said Mit Majumdar, head of U.S. cable practice at Infosys. "With our breadth and depth of expertise, Infosys provides cable operators the ability to capture the imagination of their customers by helping them quickly launch new technologies like NUI that allow consumers to access personalized TV with the wave of a hand or voice command."
From the perspective of cable multiple services operators, multi-channel user interfaces will enable service providers to increase customer loyalty, emphasize personalization and help add interactive revenue-generating channels to differentiate their television service offerings.
A partner of choice for seven of the top 10 leading cable, media and entertainment companies in the world, Infosys helps build tomorrow's TV entertainment by understanding critical issues facing businesses and consumers, and co-develops innovative solutions with clients including:
Infosys at Imagine Park
The presentation, "Wave Goodbye to Your Remote: Discover Natural TV," will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT at Imagine Park and streamed online live at http://live.thecableshow.com.
Viroo Mirji, industry principal, cable and communication Americas will join Mit Majumdar, and share how Infosys is building the foundation for the next-generation customer TV experience via natural voice and gesture controlled user interfaces.
Using popular devices such as Microsoft's XBOX Kinect for accessing Live TV and Video-on-Demand (VOD) on set-top-boxes, Mirji will demonstrate user interfaces that help consumers quickly find personalized content and navigate to their favorite show with the wave of a hand.
The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation's largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving 45 million customers, after investing more than $185 billion to build two-way interactive networks with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to 24 million American consumers.
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