Nuance Communications (News - Alert) Inc., a premier provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world, recently launched Dragon TV, a unique voice and natural language understanding platform for TV, device and set-top box OEMs and service operators.
Dragon TV helps consumers easily find and access shows, movies and content in today's digital living room.
Officials said that the new offering leverages Nuance's voice and natural language understanding capabilities and creates the "lean-back experience" consumers demand, with the ability to easily find content by speaking channel numbers, station names, show and movie names.
It also allows for consumers to search for content by actor and genre, and stay connected via Twitter (News - Alert), Facebook and Skype.
The broad spectrum of channels and media options available today is already nearly impossible to navigate with traditional TV remotes. Even consumers have more options and media than they are even aware of, and still can't find "what's on."
Dragon TV eliminates all these problems and offers OEMs and service operators the ability to deliver TVs, set-top boxes and applications that let consumers find and experience content with Nuance's leading voice technologies.
By leveraging the unique messaging and social media capabilities that today's digital TV OEMs and operators offer, Dragon TV also makes it even easier to stay connected from the couch.
Incredibly flexible, Dragon TV can be integrated across embedded, connected and hybrid modes. This helps OEMs and service operators to take advantage of the content available on the device and in the cloud.
"Traditional search on televisions is tedious and amazingly outdated," said Michael Thompson (News - Alert), senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile, in a release. "Dragon TV brings an amazing voice experience directly to the living room, similar to what people do every day on their phones and in their cars."
Some of the features of Dragon TV include: Seamless Application Control, Discovering, Messaging, Accessibility and Complex Acoustics.
In related news, Nuance Communications, Inc recently made an announcement on its Finnish version of the Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search apps.
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Edited by Rich Steeves