Nuance Extends Voice Control to Smart Home

May 18, 2016
At INTX in Boston, Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) is extending its Dragon TV solution with its Nuance Mix natural language ...
At INTX in Boston, Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) is extending its Dragon TV solution with its Nuance Mix natural language developer platform for voice control of customer premises equipment (CPE). The intent is to let cable operators and TV manufacturers create customized conversational experiences for their TVs, remotes, set-top boxes, smart home companion apps and content services.

"Voice is already proving to be an incredibly valuable element of the connected TV user interface. We've powered billions of voice transactions in smart TVs with nearly 75% of consumers using the voice interface when available," said Kenn Harper, vice president, Nuance Devices and Ecosystem. "Voice will have a similar impact on the smart home as conversational interactions are key to user adoption among the Internet of Things. Cable operators and TV manufacturers have a signification opportunity to extend their TV experience to other devices in the home. With the average user spending more time in front of their TV than any other digital fixture in the home, the voice interface from the TV is primed to serve as a central hub for the household."

Nuance's Dragon TV platform powers millions of smart TVs globally, letting manufacturers and service providers customize and integrate voice-enabled command and control and content search. By offering the Dragon TV functionality from within the Nuance Mix platform, not only can TV providers access the existing Dragon TV functionality, but they can also use the Nuance Mix development tools to build custom natural language interactions to control other apps and devices in the home.

Dragon TV powered by Nuance Mix is expected to be available this summer, supporting U.S. and UK English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Nuance Mix also provides access to Nuance's Speech Kit SDK with support for more than 40 languages for voice recognition, and more than 80 distinct voices for text-to-speech.

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