Nuance's Dragon TV to Voice Enable Panasonic Digital TVs

Nuance today said that its Dragon TV platform has been adopted on Panasonic digital TVs to deliver interactive capabilities with digital program guides.

"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 of Nuance Mobile, in a statement. "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."

Leveraging Nuance's voice and natural language understanding capabilities, Dragon TV allows consumers to find and interact with content by speaking channel numbers, station names, show and movie names, the company said.

"TVs have become the epicenter of the digital living room, with what seems to be unlimited entertainment and media content," said Hiroyuki Iwaki, group manager of TV product planning at Panasonic, in a statement. "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."

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