Nuance's Dragon TV powers Panasonic's new Voice feature.
Several products in the tech realm now can be directed by voice control through products such as Microsoft's Kinect and Apple's Siri. Dragon TV manages voice control of televisions from changing channels, searching content, and even having the TV read aloud onscreen text. The technology derives from years of product software that enabled consumers to dictate to PCs. While Nuance is looking to add their abilities throughout living room products, Panasonic's Viera TVs are the kind of product always looking for an edge.
Hiroyuki Iwaki, Panasonic TV product planning group manager,"Smart TVs provide an amazing digital living room experience, but traditional remotes and program guides make it challenging to find and access all that exists for content and entertainment. Voice eliminates those barriers, allowing our consumers to not only control but also interact with Panasonic's smart TVs."
Nuance has produced a demonstration of Dragon TV features that helps illustrate this point.
Panasonic has its own promotional video for Voice.