TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor unveils Qeo, a revolutionary software

TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor unveils Qeo, a revolutionary software
bridging ecosystems to interconnect devices and applications of all
ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX CEDEX, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  
Technicolor unveils Qeo, a revolutionary software bridging
ecosystems to 
interconnect devices and applications of
all brands 
Consumer device manufacturers, developers and service providers can
now use a         common "language" to offer a truly interoperable
Connected Life 
Paris  (France), Las Vegas (NV),  January 7, 2013 -
Technicolor (EURONEXT PARIS:
TCH), a worldwide technology leader in
the media and entertainment sector, today
announced  the release  of
Qeo,  a software  framework that  allows for
interoperability between devices and applications of all
brands and ecosystems. 
Today,  users  want  to  enjoy  their  favorite applications and
services on all devices,  but the  proliferation of  disparate
ecosystems  creates a complex and fragmented  experience.  Qeo 
software  modules  address  this problem by making
applications and over-the-top cloud solutions  speak to one another
to deliver simpler and richer smart home, entertainment, communication
and personal
media  services. The result is a truly  Connected Life -
a simple, user- friendly
experience  that allows  consumers to 
effectively manage  and utilize  the full
potential of their devices
and services. 
Michel Rahier, President of Technicolor's Connected Home Division,
said: "During
the  last years,  we've built  a solid  understanding of
 the issues created by heterogeneous  and closed ecosystems that
fragment  the user experience. This is why  we have developed Qeo: a
technology  that enables devices to speak the same
language,  be
interconnected with  each other, and  create totally new use
for  the Connected  Life and  the 'Internet  of things'.  We
are excited to have
received  strong  support  from  major  operators
 and industry leaders for this
initiative  that  we  commit  to  keep
 pushing  forward as the new standard for Connected Life". 
Qeo benefits both end users and developers, while answering consumer
manufacturers and service providers' needs: 
* For end users: 
Want  to remotely manage heterogeneous alarm, automation, and video
systems   via  one  comprehensive  interface?  Need 
your  doorbell  to send  a notification  to your TV or  mobile screen
when someone  is at the door? Want to switch  a video call a friend
started on  your main TV to your tablet? Qeo makes
such  use cases
easy  to develop and  deploy, and enables  the potential of many
of these innovative digital life scenarios.   * For developers: 
With  Qeo, creating  cross-devices and  cross-OS applications  has
never been so easy  and straightforward. Developers can build
distributed applications without
having  to care about the diversity
of  languages, OS, or environments. It's all about giving free rein
to developers' imaginations. 
* For services providers: 
Qeo  comes with  tools to  monitor and  manage all  Qeo-enabled
devices, keeping
operational  costs under control.  It provides views,
 from global home networks
down  to individual  customers, devices 
or applications,  enabling all sorts of personalization. 
* For consumer electronics manufacturers 
Qeo  allows more than just content sharing. With Qeo, devices can
exchange usage
data,  information, status. in a simple way to provide
better and seamless usage
scenarios  for their users.  Devices are
also  immediately recognized within the home network and configured
with easy set up. 
Qeo capabilities will be demonstrated at the
Consumer Electronics Show on 
Technicolor's booth
(Central Hall, booth #8531). 
More information at 
Qeo has received the support of industry leaders such as: 
IBM, CES meeting room at the Venetian Hotel (Veronese suite
2405-Level 2) 
Telecom Italia, 
and Portugal Telecom, 
who will be Alpha Partners of Qeo. 
About Technicolor Technicolor,  a  worldwide  technology  leader  in 
the  media and entertainment
sector,  is at the forefront of digital
innovation. Our world class research and innovation  laboratories
enable  us to  lead the  market in  delivering advanced
services to  content creators  and distributors.  We also benefit
from an extensive   intellectual   property  portfolio  focused  on 
imaging  and sound
technologies, based on a thriving licensing
business. Our commitment: supporting
the  delivery of exciting  new
experiences for  consumers in theaters, homes and on-the-go.
Paris: TCH. 
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