Hillcrest Labs has announced an embedded motion-control system for TV manufacturers. The turnkey solution is designed to support new motion pointing and gesture-enabled user interfaces for navigating the Web, Internet-based applications and games on TVs. ?Specifically, Hillcrest’s patented Freespace MotionEngine is now integrated with Broadcom’s new BCM35230 digital TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) and Broadcom’s new BCM20730 single-chip Bluetooth solution, enabling a fully-featured motion control solution for connected TVs.

In addition at CES, Universal Electronics, a manufacturer of TV remotes, will showcase a Freespace and Bluetooth-enabled TV remote control, utilizing a single-chip, digital-output, 3-axis MEMS gyroscope from InvenSense, that is compatible with the system from Broadcom and Hillcrest.

Both the chipset and compatible TV remotes use fully-integrated motion sensors that do not require additional external cameras or lightbars in order to control the onscreen viewing experience. In addition, the Bluetooth-based solution does not require line-of-site, which enables consumers to control their TVs without the need to aim at the TV. The system is compatible with a variety of smart TV platforms including Linux, Android or Google TV-based solutions.

The Daily

Subscribe

AMG, Google Sign Expansive Partnership

Byron Allen ’s Allen Media Group and Google revealed a multi-year, multi-platform partnership Tuesday that includes an expanded carriage agreement with YouTube TV . The Weather Channel and a select group of

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jan 21
Cablefax 100 – 2022 Nominations Due: January 21, 2022
Mar 11
The FAXIES 2022Entry Deadline: March 11
Apr 1
Cablefax Top Ops – 2022Nominations Due: April 1, 2022
Jun 3
The Diversity List – 2022Nomination Deadline: June 3
Aug 12
Most Powerful Women – 2022Nominations Due: August 12
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.