Altice France Taps into CommScope Technology to Launch New Smart Media Device
SFR and CommScope Co-Developed Smart Media Device to Bring Connected Home Experiences to SFR Subscribers in France
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SFR and CommScope Co-Developed Smart Media Device to Bring Connected Home Experiences to SFR Subscribers in France (Photo: Business Wire)
The Smart Media Device provides multiple functionalities to offer a connected home experience to subscribers. Far-field voice command technology, compatible with both Amazon Alexa® and SFR's voice control application, delivers smart assistant services via the subscriber’s television screen. A software solution developed by Wiztivi, a leading company for multiscreen user interfaces (UI), means that users can control and interact with the television through voice commands – with no need for a physical television remote control.
The Smart Media Device also features a high-quality connected speaker to deliver an enhanced audio experience that operates across entertainment, smart assistant and control scenarios. Subscribers can also access IPTV and OTT services through the Smart Media Device.
“Our SFR Box 8 will set a new standard for consumer entertainment and connected experiences in the home,” said Grégory Rabuel, Executive President for General Public and Companies at SFR. “Through our combined partnership in connected home technologies, the Smart Media Device will bring voice and media together for an unprecedented user experience.”
“The industry is experiencing the next evolution of the set-top with the Smart Media Device,” said
SFR Box 8 is part of the emerging category of Smart Media Devices being manufactured by
SFR enjoys a major presence across the entire market, among the public, businesses, local authorities and other telecom companies.
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