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January 06, 2011

Primsense and ASUS Collaborate for User Interface Device


According to a joint announcement made by PrimeSense and ASUS, PrimeSense Immersive Natural Interaction solutions will be embedded in WAVI Xtion, a next generation user interface device developed by ASUS to extend PC usage to the living room.


Leveraging ultra-wide band wireless link and PrimeSense 3D sensing solution, the WAVI Xtion media center for the PC provides controller-free interaction experiences in the living room. WAVI Xtion enables the users to browse multimedia content, access the Internet and social networks, and enjoy full body interaction in a more user-friendly and natural living room experience.

“Our agreement with ASUS for developing WAVI Xtion demonstrates that Natural Interaction technology is already mainstream,” said Inon Beracha, CEO, PrimeSense, in a statement. “This user interface is a new paradigm that represents how all CE products will eventually be naturally controlled and operated.”

In addition to WAVI Xtion, ASUS also adopts PrimeSense solutions to introduce the world’s first PC-exclusive 3D sensing professional development solution, Xtion PRO, for software developers to easily create their own gesture-based applications and software.

PrimeSense and ASUS plan to introduce WAVI Xtion and Xtion PRO at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)), Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.

“ASUS combines its wireless cross-room solution with PrimeSense’s simple, intuitive, gesture-based control technology to allow users to enjoy and share PC content on TV with gestures. WAVI Xtion is the unprecedented living room experience that will revolutionize users' recreational lives,” said Kent Chien, general manager, ASUS, in a statement. “Natural Interaction’s appeal to consumers means more monetization opportunities based on personalization, various branding and advertising programs inside applications.”

Both the companies are also working toward promoting and supporting the OpenNI developer community with developer kits. PrimeSense said its open, smart platform and hardware/software API lets publishers and developers easily apply 3D-sensing technology to a variety of applications and create new Natural Interaction content.


Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.






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