Wednesday, 17 February 2010 16:54

Ericsson plans tablet-style remote for IPTV

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Ericsson has previewed a remote control for IPTV services that avoids cluttering the main screen with icons and extraneous content.

Ericsson has demonstrated a prototype IPTV remote control that provides advanced functionality without interrupting the program currently being watched.

In addition to providing basic control functions, the Ericsson IPTV Remote has its own screen that can be used to display program guides, web pages and chat functionality without disturbing other people who are watching the main TV.

The tablet-style Remote can also be used as a portable second TV screen, and to control other devices such as computers and mobile phones.

"Once the NBN is deployed in Australia, and UFB in New Zealand, Ericsson anticipates high consumer demand for IPTV services, including entertainment, training, education, as well as keeping in touch with friends and managing their digital homes and lives," said Kursten Leins, general manager strategic marketing at Ericsson Australia/NZ.

"The IPTV remote control will create a truly interactive TV experience, and will form the centrepiece of home media and communications in the future," added Leins.

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And there's more to come.

"Initially, we will focus on TV services but going forward it will be possible to add applications such as enhanced video communications, remote healthcare and home surveillance," said Jan Wäreby, Ericsson's head of business unit multimedia.

The IPTV Remote is likely to be supplied by IPTV providers that use Ericsson's equipment to run their services.

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