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Remote control for devices over 3G
Posted on 1-Apr-2004 11:16 | Tags Filed under: News



NTT DoCoMo has developed a controller that enables home appliances to be operated with 3G FOMA videophone handsets from virtually anywhere.

The controller enables operations such as programming the recording of a TV program and then viewing the playback on the phone, turning air conditioners and lights on an off, and viewing live video from the controller's built-in camera, including automatically if the unit's built-in motion sensor detects movement. Video can also be transmitted from a FOMA phone for live viewing on a screen connected to the controller.

The controller is equipped for both infrared (IrDA) and cable connection to appliances. It also has a USB port for connection to computers and an I/O port for connection to external sensors.

The controller itself connects to the FOMA network via a data card that can be connected to the unit via a PC card slot.

People interested in participating in a field test as monitors may apply from 5 April 5 to 16 May 2004 at their website, in Japanese only. One thousand people will be selected from all entries as monitors and each provided with a controller. Monitors must have (or apply for) subscriptions to two FOMA lines (one line each for data card and mobile phone) and meet certain other conditions, including answering questionnaires about their experiences using the controller. Results from the field test will be used in developing a marketing plan for the controllers.


More information: http://fomafp.jp...




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