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Orange Chooses Movea to Change House Entertainment with Gesture-Control Set-Top Box

Leading telecommunications owner to set up first-of-its-kind SmartMotion® powered set-top boxes

Movea (www.movea.com), the top provider of data-fusion and motion-processing technology for technological innovation, today declared its cooperation with Orange, one of the biggest telecoms providers, on the first extensive commercial implementation of a gesture-control set-top box. The new Orange Livebox® set-top box will run Movea's SmartMotion Hosting server, the movement handling motor for electronic home entertainment, and will deliver with a MEMS motion-sensing handheld management to provide a more fun and user-friendly way for individuals to enjoy rich electronic material on the TV.
"With the rapid evolution of SmartTVs and Smart Home systems, we see the demand for more intelligent home entertainment devices and natural user interfaces," said Jean-Bernard Willem, head of content marketing for Orange France. "Our partnership with Movea allows us to offer an innovative user experience for Orange subscribers that will be instrumental in defining the revolution of home theater entertainment. Livebox Play TV with Movea's SmartMotion begins to make the Smart Home a reality."

The incorporation of Movea's SmartMotion Hosting server with Orange's Livebox Play® enables simple and easy point-and-click TV communications and the ability to quickly release and management activities and applications. There are easy actions for functions such as amount management, web browsing, gamepad or joystick management, as well as music, photo, movie enjoyment and more.

SmartMotion Server's contextual attention functions allow 10 easy actions to be used across a variety of TV watching activities, which allow for a more user-friendly encounter for individuals of all ages and interests. For example, Livebox Perform customers will be able to modify amount with a soothing perspective of the hand, create a "check" action to select an item and an "x" action to close an program. Moreover, MEMS movement receptors on board the handheld management let Orange members quickly factor and just click to get around the user interface and play powerful motion-driven activities with sleek, precise 3D movement.

"Movea and Orange are leading the charge in responding to consumers' increasing appetite for a more powerful and intuitive home theater experience," said Sam Guilaumé, CEO of Movea. "Orange's breadth of experience in telecommunications and home entertainment, and Movea's expertise in motion control for SmartTVs are the perfect combination to bring fun and immersive motion-based technology that delivers a more natural way for consumers to interact with their TVs. We are excited to collaborate on the world's first-ever new generation set-top box."

Movea's SmartMotion Hosting server is a platform-agnostic and versatile movement motor that makes it possible for techniques integrators, OEMs, companies and program designers to take advantage of Movea's state-of-the-art movement handling and information combination technological innovation.

The new motion-enabled Livebox Perform TV® assistance is designed to improve user interface routing and provide new revenue generating services. Moreover, high-speed fiber-optics provide a faster Internet connection and access entertaining entertainment options, such as social networking, a huge collection of Video-On-Demand programs, as well as activities and applications for the TV, smart phone and tablet.

Orange's Livebox set-top box and handheld management is now available for pre-order and will be available for purchase in Feb 2013.

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