Voice Control comes to the Living Room

DUBLIN, 31 October 2007. Irish company Amulet Devices are introducing their new voice-controlled home entertainment system at the upcoming Toys 4 Big Boys exhibition, in time for the Christmas market.

The Amulet Media Center makes it easy to record and watch TV, listen to your favourite music, and view DVDs, videos and photos – all using simple voice commands.

With modern cable and satellite systems offering hundreds of digital channels, finding what you want to watch can be difficult. With Amulet, you just say “Watch channel Discovery” and the system tunes into the Discovery channel.

If you know Law and Order is on tonight, but aren’t sure what station, say “Watch Program Law & Order”, and Amulet will find and display it. Recording TV is just as easy.

The same approach works for music. All your CDs are digitally stored on the Amulet system, removing the need to insert discs. To listen to that new album you bought last week, say “Play Artist Snow Patrol” and the music starts to play. Whether you have 20 or 2000 CDs, Amulet will find what you are looking for, removing the need to scroll through long menus of tracks.

The company has spent the last 18 months developing its own software and voice activated remote control, which features patent-pending technology to automatically sense when it is being spoken to. Voice commands are then transmitted back to the Amulet Media Center which responds accordingly.

Engineering Director Steve Collins said, “Speech recognition technology has finally achieved the level of accuracy needed for use in the home. With the Amulet voice-activated remote control, we are the first company in the world to bring this exciting new capability to the consumer market.”

The Amulet system case has been carefully engineered to compliment any living room. It features an innovative built-in LCD touch-screen, to display information such as album artwork for currently playing music, news, weather, photo slideshows, and other information that can be displayed separately from the main television screen.

Amulet Devices is based in Dublin, Ireland. More information is on their website at http://www.amuletdevices.com or by contacting 087 293 4173.

For further information about Amulet Devices, please contact:

Kathryn Byrne at Limelight Communications

Phone: (085) 233 6033 / 01 668 0600

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