Sharp Provides Monitoring Solutions That Utilize TVs

Sharp Provides Monitoring Solutions That Utilize TVs 
Tokyo, Sept 13, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Sharp Corporation announces that, at
the end of September 2013, it will start offering B2B solutions that enable
service providers in Japan to operate monitoring services through television
sets(1) in the home. 
These services allow users to externally monitor the daily television viewing
habits of targeted subjects. Since developing the monitoring services in 2012,
Sharp has performed practical demonstrations with municipal governments. Having
established the feasibility of the services, Sharp will now offer monitoring
service solutions to service providers such as private companies and NPOs. 
The solutions make use of a cloud server that monitors TV usage patterns and
software that indicates the usage status of TVs in the homes of those being
monitored. Content for display on televisions can easily be created online, and
service providers operating monitoring services can provide viewers with
notifications that may, for example, include locally topical information.
Furthermore, content can be transmitted in a questionnaire format. For example,
an interactive monitoring service for the elderly could have them answer
through their TV daily questions concerning their state of health (excellent,
fair, or poor). 
(1) TVs may need to be connected to special equipment. Availability of these
services depends on TV specifications. 
Corporate Public Relations Division
Sharp Corporation
Phone: +81-6-6625-3006 (Osaka)
Phone: +81-3-3260-1870 (Tokyo) 
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