Wired: Softkinetic-Optrima’s gesture-recognition technology will be bundled in a set-top box (STB) running on top of Intel’s powerful Atom Processor CE4100. That chip will appear in Orange’s cable services in Africa, Europe and the Middle East by the end of this year or early next year, and likely in the United States as cable and satellite providers incorporate Intel’s chip.
“We provide basically the exact same technology [as project Natal], except not being Microsoft, we can adapt it to many other environments, like television and set-top boxes,” said Softkinetic-Optrima managing director Michel Tombroff.
Update: VerticalWire: Softkinetic-Optrima officially announced it has adapted its gesture recognition platform to Intel Atom Media Processor CE 3100. “The 3D imaging market is entering into a phase of rapid growth, and 3D imaging solutions will soon be integrated into television sets and set-top boxes, offering consumers an unprecedented level of interactivity with their TV,” said Michel Tombroff, Softkinetic-Optrima managing director and Softkinetic CEO.
The solution will be available to consumer electronics developers in Q2 2010.