A user talks into the remote control, results appear on screen
SURF is for the
ultimate couch potato. Without ever leaving your chair or
missing a minute of your favorite TV show, SURF provides you with
spoken access to all of your smart home functions -- simply speak into
your remote control and command your house using the TV as a display!
When the phone
rings, the ID of the caller is displayed on the TV. If you
let the voicemail system get it, a spoken command lets you play
back the message over the TV's audio. You can also browse
your "unified messagebox" (email, fax, voicemail) in a
picture-in-picture display while watching a TV show.
the TV guide using voice commands, like "When will MASH be
on?", or through a browsable display.
On command, view
images from a video baby monitor or from security systems around
Voice queries can
access the dynamic set of agent capabilities. Ask for the
time, ask CHeF whether you have any
ice cream in the fridge, pull up the multimedia summary from
today's EMCE meeting without missing
the show. As new agent services are added to the community,
what you can say and do from your couch increases!
See SURF in action: