ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Hillcrest Labs today announced that Skyworth, a leading TV brand in China, will use Hillcrest’s patented motion software in its new line of Smart TVs. Hillcrest’s Freespace(R) MotionEngine(TM) Smart TV software will enable advanced motion, gesture and cursor control to navigate and interact with the wide range of content, games and apps available on Skyworth’s Android(TM)-based Smart TVs.
Freespace enables point-and-click, gesture and 3D motion control of Smart TVs through simple, in-air movements of a remote control. This is particularly important for Android TVs, as the user must control the experience from a distance using a remote control rather than holding a device, such as a smartphone. Freespace uniquely replicates the point-to-select and motion controls commonly used by Android applications on mobile devices, to enable the same interactivity while users sit comfortably on the couch. Skyworth Smart TVs will also include CSR’s dual-mode Bluetooth(R) solution announced last year, which pairs Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngine software with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) RF technology to provide faster and more immersive user experiences.