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.

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