Lights, Set-Top, Action

What happens when you mix a home lighting system with a set-top box? Clark Stevens of CableLabs demonstrates this unlikely convergence of the so-called Internet of Things and how CableLabs envisions being able to help cable operators create applications that marry these two disparate “things” into a better experience for the consumer (e.g. viewer hits the play button on the remote and then the lights dim).

4 responses to “Lights, Set-Top, Action”

  1. Kurt Hoppe Avatar

    Nice, and a reasonable use case for home theater owners. We included this feature in our HD STB-DVR back in 2007 when I was at Digeo, launching the MOXI box (now owned by Arris).

  2. Ken Pyle Avatar
    Ken Pyle

    Thanks Kurt for the trip down memory lane.

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