"Channel Surfer" to Manage Innovative Systems Video Solution on Google and Amazon Devices

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Mitchell - South Dakota - US

MITCHELL, S.D. - Nov. 7, 2018 - PRLog -- Google and Amazon have approved the name "Channel Surfer" to manage voice activation skills for the Innovative Systems IPTV video solution.  This integration will be functional with Innovative Systems service providers who have upgraded to the Version 13 IPTV Middleware software release.

Compatible devices include the Google Home, Amazon Echo, and the Amazon Dot. Channel Surfer activates over a dozen different commands that will verbally control the customers video experience. Consumers who have physical limitations will also benefit from this integration with the ability to ask channel surfer such commands as tuning to a certain channel or to let them watch the last channel they were watching.

Notable Channel Surfer Commands

"Alexa, ("Hey Google"), ask Channel Surfer what am I watching"

"Alexa, ("Hey Google"), ask Channel Surfer to go to the previous channel"

"Alexa, ("Hey Google"), ask Channel Surfer to show me the weather forecast"

"Alexa, ("Hey Google"), ask Channel Surfer to show me the weather radar"

National survey data is showing smart speakers among U.S. Wi-Fi households at 20% this year.  In 2017 the penetration was 12%, which would indicate that this type of growth will start to impact rural America.

About Innovative Systems

Innovative Systems is a leading vendor of solutions for North American communications providers with over 800 deployed systems. The eLation™ OSS solution includes integrated billing, financials, staking, and mapping. InnoStream™, a one-platform approach to video solutions such as Middleware, VOD, Cloud DVR, Restart TV, Live Streaming, Conditional Access, Guide Data, and the new IS-5112W set-top box.  The APMAX™ hardware platform provides enhanced voice and hosted business solutions. For more information, visit www.innovsys.com.

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