ARRIS (now part of CommScope via acquisition)
today announced that Altice France is collaborating with CommScope to bring a
personalised connected home experience to its SFR subscribers. Altice’s
SFR Box 8 Smart Media Device represents the next phase of customer
experience engagement as it aggregates services that consumers love. ARRIS and
Altice France jointly engaged on the design of the platform, which is the
newest offering from ARRIS’s category of Smart Media Device
The Smart Media Device provides multiple
functionalities to offer a connected home experience to subscribers. Far-field
voice command technology, compatible with both Amazon Alexa® and SFR's
voice control application, delivers smart
assistant services via the subscriber’s television screen. A software solution
developed by Wiztivi,
a leading company for multiscreen user interfaces (UI), means that users can
control and interact with the television through voice commands – with no need
for a physical television remote control.
CLICK TO TWEET: Altice France is collaborating with CommScope to bring a personalised connected home experience to its SFR subscribers.
The Smart Media Device also features a high-quality
connected speaker to deliver an enhanced audio experience that operates across
entertainment, smart assistant and control scenarios. Subscribers can also
access IPTV and OTT services through the Smart Media Device.
“Our SFR Box 8 will set a new standard for consumer
entertainment and connected experiences in the home,” said Grégory Rabuel,
Executive President for General Public and Companies at SFR. “Through our
combined partnership in connected home technologies, the Smart Media Device
will bring voice and media together for an unprecedented user experience.”
“The industry is experiencing the next evolution of
the set-top with the Smart Media Device,” said Joe Chow, senior vice president
and segment leader, Customer Premises Equipment, CommScope.
“Altice France is able to deliver a range of connected home applications to its
subscribers through a single device. Now more than ever, the home is a space
for easy access to immersive entertainment and assistive technologies.”
SFR Box 8 is part of the emerging category of Smart Media Devices being
manufactured by CommScope. Smart Media Devices unify connected home
advancements in a single platform, presenting service providers with a means to
offer personalized and aggregated services within the home. CommScope will
provide demonstrations of this technology at IBC 2019
in Amsterdam (September 13-17 in Hall 1—B19), as it showcases the future of the
About Altice France: alticefrance.com
Altice France is the leading telecoms-media
convergence player in France. Through
SFR, France's second-largest communications services company, Altice France is
a telecommunications industry leader serving 22 million customers. SFR owns the
country's first fiber optic network (FTTH / FTTB) with more than 13 million
eligible FTTx connections. SFR is also covering nearly 99% of the population in
SFR enjoys a major presence across the entire market,
among the public, businesses, local authorities and other telecom companies. Altice France is also a leading media group
with 14 television channels, two radio stations and press publications, amongst
which are iconic brands such as BFM, RMC, Libération and L'Express. Whether through its digital newsstand,
portfolio of sporting fixture rights, or the creation, funding or purchase of
original and exclusive content, Altice France is a pioneer of new publishing
and distribution models open to all.
In 2018, Altice France achieved a turnover of 10.2
billion euro. Twitter: @AlticeFrance
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