Vodafone Portugal is launching Universal Electronics’ Nevo Butler entertainment and smart home hub to its residential TV and broadband customers.
The secure voice-enabled white-label hub blends entertainment and smart home control experiences for various applications. The far-field voice control system can work with a variety of eco-systems around the home, including set-top boxes and TVs, as well as audio accessories, security systems, lighting, thermostats and more.
It has been fully integrated with Vodafone’s Portugal infrastructure to provide a consistent user experience enabling hands-free voice search of Vodafone’s libraries and video playback, as well as power and audio control of televisions.
“Vodafone Portugal and UEI have been working collaboratively for several years and we share a strong commitment to innovation and continuously improving the user experience,” said Luis Cardoso, responsible for content and services at Vodafone Portugal.
“UEI is thrilled that Vodafone is the first company to offer Nevo Butler to its customers,” adds Paul Arling, UEI’s Chairman and CEO. “As one of our flagship products, Nevo Butler encompasses many of the leading discovery and control capabilities of our QuickSet platform and represents another example of our ongoing investment in technology for the future.”
Customers use the wake-word ‘hello, TOBi, turn on the football game’ at which point the TV will turn on and take the viewer to their chosen content.