AMSTERDAM--()--Movea announced today the availability of its SmartMotion developer kit for interactive TVs at IBC 2012. The developer kit gives app developers, middleware vendors and service providers the ability to differentiate their offerings through exciting new motion-based features that dramatically enhance the user experience while adding value for PayTV ecosystem partners and consumers alike. SmartMotion developer kits are now available to Movea partners and will be made available to the public in Q1 of 2013.
“The motion technologies that will enable a new user experience for Smart TV are here now, but our ecosystem partners need the tools to integrate and deploy these new capabilities”
The SmartMotion developer kit enables application developers, UI engineers and middleware vendors to access next-generation motion technology for developing compelling motion-based applications via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) not otherwise available on TVs and set-top boxes (STBs). Developers will be able to easily access Movea’s SmartMotion Server to leverage features such as in-air pointing, gesture recognition, single axis rotations and 3D orientation to develop immersive motion gaming, point-and-click navigation, EasyScroll™ though large program guides, gesture-based UI controls and more.
The role of Smart TVs has expanded dramatically and the ecosystem needs tools to help develop the new features and user experiences that consumers are coming to expect. Fredrik Andersson, Accedo’s VP of Business Development explains, “As the market-leading enabler of TV application solutions, Accedo is always looking for ways to deliver more value and a better next-generation TV experience to consumers. The SmartMotion developer kit helps us deliver on both these objectives by providing a fast and easy path to bring groundbreaking motion technologies to the home, effectively changing how we enjoy and consume media. Accedo has always been an innovator, and we're pleased to be working with a company like Movea who shares our vision of what Smart TV can be.”
“The motion technologies that will enable a new user experience for Smart TV are here now, but our ecosystem partners need the tools to integrate and deploy these new capabilities,” said Bryan Hoadley, EVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Movea. “With the SmartMotion developer kit, the Smart TV ecosystem now will be able to provide consumers with a more natural and immersive TV experience. We’re delighted to be working with a market leader like Accedo who understands that motion technologies create dramatically enhanced experiences and new revenue opportunities for the interactive service platforms that our Smart TVs and set-top boxes are quickly becoming.”
Movea’s SmartMotion developer kit offers a sound architecture as well as a simple design and implementation process to enable seamless integration of motion functions in applications simply through the provided API. Developers are now able to use the provided gesture libraries, orientation module as well as raw dX and dY raw data to integrate into their applications. It supports C and C++ languages and provides a sample code with IDE project files that enable faster time to market for application development. Additionally, developers can easily register services, making development and deployment much simpler and more flexible.
The SmartMotion developer kit includes:
- Installer for Linux
- SmartMotion Server Instance
Concrete and working code examples
- C++ projects: configurator and listener
- JSON CPP lib & Qt lib required by samples
- Documentation: Developer Kit Quick Start Guide, complete JSON API html documentation, SMS Technical Specification
Developers can learn more about the SmartMotion developer kit on Movea’s website (www.movea.com)
Movea is a leading provider of motion sensing and data fusion software, firmware, and IP for the consumer electronics, mobile and tablets, sports and fitness and eHealth industries. Movea's proprietary SmartMotion™ technology - unique motion processing capabilities - enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, providing reduced risk, cost, and time-to-market advantages for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more value and a more exciting user experience for the consumer.
Movea has a global presence with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology and manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. The company was recently named a “Cool Vendor for 2012” by leading analyst firm Gartner Inc. For more information visit www.movea.com or follow us on Twitter at @MoveaDataFusion.
Accedo is the leading enabler of Smart TV and IPTV applications. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. Accedo's cloud-based platform solutions enable customers to cost-efficiently roll out and manage application offerings and stores for multiple devices and markets.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, Madrid, Sunnyvale, Hong Kong and Sydney.