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Comcast selects TI's innovative voice-over-RF4CE™ remote control technology to bring voice search and navigation to your TV

Jan 6, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can now control their TVs with just their voice thanks to Comcast and Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN). Today, TI announced its voice-over-RF4CE™ ZigBee® remote control technology has been selected to power Comcast's newest XFINITY TV remote control. With the use of TI's integrated hardware and software voice-enabled remote technology, the XFINITY remote control allows consumers to use voice commands to search for networks and shows, set DVR recordings, get recommendations and more. TI will be showcasing its voice-enabled remote technology in the TI Village (#N115-N118) at CES 2015.

Comcast selects TI's innovative voice-over-RF4CE™ remote control technology to bring voice search and navigation to your TV

"The voice remote lets XFINITY customers find what they want faster by searching for favorite movies, shows, actors or genres with natural language," said Jonathan Palmatier, vice president of product development, Comcast NBC Universal. "TI's innovative voice over-RF4CE technology enables this experience with a cost-effective and integrated hardware and software solution."

The TI ZigBee RF4CE wireless microcontroller (MCU) provides non line-of-sight bi-directional communication and best-in-class link budget for increased reliability. Its low active and sleep current enables products to have a longer battery life. Additionally, the royalty-free RemoTI™ RF4CE stack and development platform provides sample applications for rapid development and deployment of remote control products.

"The days of pushing buttons to search for shows, access content and controlling the DVR is over as voice control becomes mainstream in the remote control industry," said Stig Torud, product manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "TI is pleased to provide the best-in-class RF4CE solution powering the technology behind the voice remote from XFINITY."  

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Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.  Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.  Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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