Nuance Communications Inc. : Nuance's Dragon TV to Voice Enable Panasonic Digital TVs
02/27/2012| 08:20am US/Eastern
Nuance and Panasonic to Transform the Digital Living Room with Voice,
Creating an Interactive and Intuitive Experience with Media
Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Nuance's
voice technologies were adopted on Panasonic digital TVs to deliver an
intuitive and interactive experience with digital program guides. By
leveraging Nuance's recently unveiled Dragon
TV platform, Panasonic will bring to market a new portfolio of TVs
that provide incredible usability and accessibility to digital content.
As TVs become increasingly connected, consumers now have an opportunity
to experience a broad range and largely overwhelming amount of content -
be it shows, movies, music and now Internet and social media content.
With that comes the challenge of creating a truly interactive experience
with media and content, with complicated and sometimes antiquated
program guides. By integrating Nuance's innovative voice technology
designed for the digital TV experience, Panasonic will be able to
provide its consumers with the ability to engage with and discover TV
content faster and easier than ever before.
"TVs have become the epicenter of the digital living room, with what
seems to be unlimited entertainment and media content. But that content
is only as powerful as the experience and the ability for consumers to
access it. By integrating Nuance's voice technology, Panasonic can
empower consumers to enjoy TV watching with Voice Guidance technology in
a more universal way," said Hiroyuki Iwaki, group manager of TV product
Dragon TV is Nuance's unique voice and natural language understanding
platform for TV, device and set-top box OEMs and service operators.
Dragon TV makes finding and accessing shows, movies and content in
today's digital living room easy and fun for consumers. Leveraging
Nuance's voice and natural language understanding capabilities, Dragon
TV creates the "lean-back experience" consumers demand, with the ability
to easily find and interact with content by speaking channel numbers,
station names, show and movie names.
"The digital living room is quickly proving to be the next big
opportunity for voice, as it lets consumers engage their TVs in a way
that is natural and intuitive," said Michael Thompson, senior vice
president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. "And because our Dragon TV
platform is incredibly flexible, we're able to give our OEM partners
like Panasonic new ways to differentiate the TV experience based on the
unique demands of their consumers."
Panasonic has just started shipping voice-enabled VIERA digital TVs this
year in Europe. To learn more visit http://www.panasonic.co.uk.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and
manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer,
business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company
recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion)
for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on
the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges. For
more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the
company's website at http://panasonic.net.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of
voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the
world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user
experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with
devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of
businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more
information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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