Accenture and KPN, a telecommunications and information communications technology service provider in the Netherlands, have developed a proof of concept using Google Glass and the Accenture Video Solution (AVS) for interactive television viewing, storage and control that has the potential to change the TV user experience. While it is not yet developed as a commercial product, the potential applications of wearable technologies for television viewers is being explored by both companies.
The companies will demonstrate the proof of concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Using KPN’s Interactive TV service, which is built on the Accenture Video Solution software platform and enables subscribers to watch TV on more devices, the companies will show how Google Glass integrates with the AVS platform to offer hands-free, voice-controlled interaction, and seamlessly shares TV content between the main TV screen and Google Glass.
“Accenture’s Technology Vision 2014 shows that companies and consumers are extremely interested in the practical possibilities of connected intelligence and wearables such as this Google Glass proof of concept,” said Tom Loozen, managing director for Accenture’s Communications industry group. “This sort of innovation has enormous potential to offer users real-time access to an extra dimension of personalized functionality and information.”
“We are constantly looking for differentiating services we can offer to our subscribers,” said Diederik Rosenbaum, director TV at KPN. “In the past, we were the first to bring relevant innovative services to the Dutch market like 4G, TV on mobile devices and start-over TV. This concept is the latest idea we are exploring to enrich the TV experience of our customers.”
The proof of concept was developed in collaboration with researchers at Accenture Technology Labs.
DTG Staff | 24.02.2014