Google Assistant + Nevo Butler : Better Together at the Android TV Summit

Some facts of Android TV Summit APAC:

Number of years Third year
Location Bangkok
Visitors About 1,500 (2018 was 1,200)

Nov 12th, 2019, Berkeley Hotel Bangkok:

Today kick off the 2019 edition of Android TV Summit APAC at heart of Bangkok metropolitan. Berkeley Hotel situated in the middle of famous Bangkok Pratunam night market.

The objectives of the Android TV Summit APAC 2019 are:

  • Get invaluable Android TV technical and commercial updates
  • Experience the latest product demos (Demo House)
  • Network with other ecosystem partners from across the region, including TV and Telco operators, TV set manufacturers, SOCs, OEMs, System Integrators, Broadcasters, Publishers and Digital Advertisers (Expo Day – Nov 14)

This year’s summit also added separate workshop session for Retail, Play, Monetization, and Panel TV. Also, first for Android TV summit is a full scale Google House Smart Home simulator that include a car porch with Android Auto demo.

As a recognized world leader in home entertainment, smart home device discovery and control solution, Universal Electronics Inc (UEI) were invited by Google team to support in the showcase of home entertainment advanced solution in Assistant application.

UEI showcased how Nevo Butler when used with Google Assistant can enhance the device and content interaction on operators’ set-top boxes, covering both new and legacy STBs.

Google Demo House : Day 1

Bedroom:
Mi Robot Vacuum
Mi Bedside Lamp
SDMC Smart speaker STB
SDMC aromatic lamp
Mi Desk Lamp 1SUEI demo:
Nevo Butler
IKEA Smart Curtain with IKEA Hub
Samsung 42” Tizen TV
SKB android TV STB
Ecolink door sensor
Google Home
Front of Google House:

SDMC smart curtain, Skyworth multi IP cam integration, Yale lock integration, Coship smart gas valve, etc.

UEI demo is the only operator content centric in the house, enabling an intuitive entertainment experience across all devices:

  • “Ok Google, talk to Nevo Butler” to activate Nevo Butler action in Google Assistant
  • “Watch TV”, demonstrate the power One Touch View, that even turns on TV and switch to the correct HDMI ports
  • Go to Disney Channel”, enhanced voice interaction experience can be applied to legacy STB
  • Go to channel 200”, bringing handsfree voice control experience to legacy STB
  • Mute TV” or “Turn off TV” followed by “Goodbye” to end the Google Assistant conversation.

Other noteworthy demo in the demo house:

Indoor and outdoor Air Quality Sensor concept demo by Kaon, the outdoor and indoor devices are with UE878 built in. Sensors measure PM10, PM2.5 and CO2.

Look out for more pictures and news around the expo in Day 2 update!

Nevo Butler at Microsoft Build 2019

Microsoft Build – a premier developer conference took place in Seattle from May 6-8, 2019. With 6000+ folks from across the globe, the event focused on empowering developers of all kinds, from experienced computer scientists to tech beginners with big ideas and some of them got to see our turnkey product - Nevo Butler and learn about it!

Earlier this year we introduced Nevo Butler, a white label smart home hub with built-in digital assistant (nevo.ai) to allow brands deliver new and innovative services directly to their audience, and maintain control of their brand experience and consumer relationships. Nevo Butler is integrated with far field voice technology and is developed with Microsoft’s cloud, AI and IoT services and powered by Microsoft Azure Virtual Assistant framework. We support Satya Nadella's vision of an open multi-assistant future and work hard to make it a reality for brands. Read more on our collaboration.

Built on QuickSet Cloud device knowledge graph, nevo.ai is able to discover and interact with existing entertainment and smart home devices, and provides a natural interface to deliver personalized services. Unlike other attempts, as a starting point we have designed a platform that is natively compatible with all devices you love and use daily, to make sure new experiences can be delivered with the least friction to a wide audience.

We have designed a platform that is compatible with all devices consumers love and use daily, to make sure new experiences can be delivered with least friction to a wide audience.

We are excited to announce that we are sponsoring Parks Associates 23rd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, held from May 21-23. We will be showcasing Nevo Butler and our turnkey kits at Table #36 at Grand Peninsula Ballroom D, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, California. Arsham Hatambeiki, our SVP of Corporate Product and Strategy, will participate in the session "Connected Entertainment and Smart Home: Bridging Parallel Ecosystems" on May 22 at 11.15 am.

Device Fingerprinting capabilities now available to a wider audience!

Announcing the availability of a subset of QuickSet Cloud's APIs on RapidAPI - an API marketplace for developers with over 500,000 developers and 8,000 APIs! RapidAPI allows the developer community to find and connect to any API easily.

In an effort to empower the developer community, and foster innovation, we are making portions of our device knowledge graph that enables device fingerprinting capabilities through Predictive Engine, available to a much wider audience. Device fingerprinting is a technique where relevant data and features about a device are identified, extracted and profiled in order to uniquely identify devices within the home.

 

 

Read more about emerging applications of device fingerprinting powered by contextual understanding of nearby "things".

Enable new use cases by leveraging our API as a building block for built-in awareness about nearby devices.

The APIs that are made available, enable developers to create a range of interesting applications using device recognition across intelligent network scanning, intrusion detection, remote technical support, and many more. Whether you are a student looking to power up your app, or a developer building new and better use cases for a connected home, you can leverage our API as a building block to make smarter applications with built-in awareness about nearby devices. Check out what is made available to a greater audience here.

By making QuickSet Cloud API available on RapidAPI, we are making portions of our device fingerprinting and discovery technology available to a much wider audience.

 

We are always looking for interesting projects from the developer community out there, share with us what you build here.