Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) has tappedIcontrol Networks Inc. to power its new IntelligentHome security and home management system, which features an in-home touch screen and remote access via a secure website and a free mobile application. The MSO launched IntelligentHome last year in Upstate New York and in Los Angeles, a spokesman says.
SeaChange International Inc. (Nasdaq: SEAC) has unveiled Nucleus, a hybrid gateway software platform designed to help cable operators transition from QAM to IP video. Nucleus, which is being demonstrated at this week's CES, blends tru2way from the legacy QAM world with the IP-based and multi-screen-enabling environment of HTML5. SeaChange notes that Nucleus supports its HTML5-based Nitro multi-screen interface and connects to its new Adrenalin video backoffice system.
ActiveVideo will use CES to demonstrate a voice-controlled TV navigation app that links its HTML5-based CloudTV H5 application platform to devices that support Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s Siri personal assistant app. In this approach, voice commands are sent via the cellular network to CloudTV servers, which, in turn, relay them to the set-top box or connected device as an adaptive bit rate video stream.