San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Cognitive Networks, a market leading provider of real-time services that power Enhanced TV on Smart TVs, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the company patent number 8,769,584 for its smart client technology. Cognitive Networks’ intelligent client system efficiently utilizes cloud-computing resources to enable intelligence in the Smart TV environment, thereby benefiting third-party applications operating in the same environment.
“Smart TV technology is critical for television manufacturers as an important competitive differentiator, with the unique ability to engage consumers in an interactive ecosystem,” said Cognitive Networks Founder Zeev Neumeier. “Our patented ACR technology enables this by helping to usher in a new class of Smart TV that is able to efficiently provide a set of new features while allowing viewers to engage with both programmed content and other viewers.”
Cognitive Networks’ Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology enables the delivery of an integrated Enhanced TV experience for TV viewers, enabling contextually-related content to be displayed on Smart TVs in synchronization with its related television programming, enriching the viewing experience through engaging viewing capabilities. Enhanced TV is the ability for viewers to receive increased engagement and interactions with TV content through their Smart TV.
About Cognitive Networks:
Cognitive Networks is a leading provider of real-time services powered by Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, enabling the fundamental transformation of the way viewers consume TV, while delivering a platform for content producers and TV networks to increase customer engagement, grow their audiences, and increase the value of the TV viewing experience for all audiences.
The company’s ENGAGE™ API allows Smart TVs to launch applications that are intelligently synchronized with live or time-shifted television, enabling ecosystem partners to add Enhanced TV capabilities to broadcast TV displaying on Smart TVs. With Cognitive Networks’ Engage, content providers can now provide consumers with fun, smart things to do while watching TV on their Smart TVs.