Synaptics AudioSmart Far-Field Voice Technology Brings Voice Control to Service Provider Set-Top-Boxes

Synaptics Incorporated, a developer of human interface solutions, announced two new AudioSmart Far-Field Voice (FFV) solutions for both emerging and legacy set-top-boxes (STBs). For new STBs, Synaptics has fully integrated its AudioSmart FFV capabilities directly into its VideoSmart VS-550 multimedia processors, providing unmatched performance and lower bill of materials. For the millions of existing STBs already deployed, users can simply connect via USB a Synaptics-enabled standalone accessory and instantly add a voice assistant to their television services.

Consumer demand for smart speakers to control music and home automation is rapidly growing, and smart home users now expect to be able to naturally use their voice to control their TV experience without having to hunt for a custom remote control. Synaptics’ new AudioSmart FFV and VideoSmart solutions represent a powerful blend of the latest voice, audio, and video technologies that enhance capabilities of Android STBs while enabling them to be more space- and cost-efficient. That combination benefits consumers and the television ecosystem including service providers, STB makers, and USB plug-in device makers.

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