Smart Media Devices for Home Networks
Transforming home entertainment and smart home services
A smart media device (SMD) intuitively combines the most important devices in the connected home—set-top, smart speaker, visual smart assistant, IoT hub and remote control—into a single device. It’s an exciting new framework for service providers to deliver compelling, personalized and aggregated services in entertainment, home control, e-health, education, utilities, productivity, and more.
Deliver all the content your customers want: live TV, OTT and on-demand with a consistent experience, including voice-enabled search that works across all media sources.
TVs are generally placed in the most used areas of the home—ideal locations for voice assistants. This makes a combined device a natural fit.
Far-field microphones and speakers support familiar smart speaker services, such as Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, with enhanced visual engagement through the TV. Multiple wake-words allow for several voice assistants to be used, including a service provider’s own voice services. Turn on the TV, change channels, or search for content by just asking.
The service center for the connected home
The SMD makes the TV central to the smart home—a canvas for displaying multiple services. One of the primary uses of voice assistants is controlling and managing home IoT services such as lighting and heating, simplifying the management of the home network.
Service providers can become aggregators of voice-visual services in the home, such as e-health, home security, education, and other home-oriented services.
A rich user experience and app environment
Smart media soundbar
CommScope offers a choice of device form factors and speakers, including a soundbar with optional sub-woofer to offer a high-end audio experience.
By offering valued home services, smart media devices change the perception of the set-top and open new business models for service providers—for example, direct consumer purchases through retail channels.
We provide market-ready hardware, as well as bespoke product development, to meet the individual requirements of major service providers, along with a complete portfolio of professional services.
Features available include:
- Multi-service video: live TV, VoD and OTT services
- 4K UHD, HDR, HEVC, VC-1
- Integrated far-field microphones and speakers, with choice of speaker specification
- Wi-Fi 6 connectivity
- BLE (Bluetooth® Low Energy) for remote controls and IoT devices
- Android TV™, RDK and KreaTV® compatible
- Choice of pre-integrated CA and DRM content protection systems
- Multiple form factors, including soundbar
Both platforms come equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6® technology for fast, high-reliability, low-latency service delivery. Each device features the latest AV1 and HDR technologies to enable the latest streaming video experiences throughout the home—rendered in dynamic and vivid 4K.