Voice input for the AVS integration
The voice input for the AVS client on a STB is usually provided by a microphone that is
integrated into the RCU (push-to-talk). Using BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) or some other
communication standard it is possi-ble to stream the voice input to the AVS client on the
STB where it is handled and forwarded to the AVS cloud service.
DiscVision is busy on the integration of a RMA (remote microphone array) which is a
hands-free voice input device that can be put somewhere in the living room and which
receives the voice input after accept-ing a wakeword and which then forwards this voice
input via BLE to the STB.
A RMA is much more comfortable than a Push-to-Talk solution but on the other hand
platform. Therefore it depends on the specific case what solution is the most preferred one.
DiscVision SDK for AVS integration into Home Media Devices
DiscVision provides a pre-certified SDK for the AVS integration into any STB device. The SDK
does allows for an integration of AVS into a customers’ platform without access of
DiscVision engineers to this platform.
The SDK contains:
The overall AVS client system
Media Player for playback of various media formats provided by AVS
Skill card viewer
Sign in / out functionality
Alexa voice chrome and other status information
The SDK supports Linux OS and Android OS platforms.
DiscVision supports the customer in the integration and performs the overall testing of AVS
integration before this is officially done by Amazon. Various other software components such
as BLE stacks etc. can be provided on request to ease the microphone client integration.