Media Center Communicator

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Media Center Communicator

Kirk Communicator

Captain Kirk - "Retrieve all my email. And oh yeah, beam me up Scotty!"

Most of us have seen at least one Star Trek episode. Then as you already know, Captain Kirk was able to talk into a communicator to have Scotty beam him up to the Enterprise. Star Trek the Next Generation had an advanced speech recognition system that let the Captain Picard simply press his communicator badge to ask the computer to do something. Well, I just found out about this cool product from One Voice Technologies that will essentially let you tell a Media Center Edition PC what to do using your voice and it will do it. Everything from retrieve email, to send email (with .wav recording attached), to VoIP calling on your TV, and more! You can do all of this simply by speaking into the remote control, which kind of reminded me of the original Star Trek communicator. Very cool stuff. Check out what they announced, especially the bold.

One Voice Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ONEV), developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Telecom and Interactive Multimedia markets, today announced that Intel Corporation will be demonstrating One Voice's Media Center Communicator at Intel's corporate press room at the 2005 International CES, held January 6th - 9th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #7155 located in Central Hall. One Voice's Media Center Communicator is a complete multimedia communications package enabling users to voice navigate Windows XP Media Center, send E-mail, read E-mail, SMS text messaging to mobile phones, Instant Messaging, PC-to-PC audio and video calling and PC-to-Phone calling to any phone within the U.S. and Canada. Imagine walking into your family room and telling your Media Center to play music, play a photo slideshow, watch TV, read and send E-mail, call to order a pizza or Instant Message a friend. Media Center Communicator delivers on this vision today! For more information go to:

"We are very excited to work with Intel to showcase the direction of digital home entertainment," said Dean Weber, president and CEO of One Voice. "Our Media Center Communicator gives consumers immediate access to digital music, photos, TV, e-mail and Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) calling from your in-home entertainment PC. Intel is an industry leader in shaping the direction of the digital home experience and we are very pleased to work closely with them." About One Voice Technologies, Inc. One Voice Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ONEV) is the world's first developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Telecom and Interactive Multimedia markets. Our Intelligent Voice(TM) solutions employ revolutionary, patented technology that allows people to send messages (E-mail, SMS, Instant Messaging and paging), purchase products, get information and control devices -- all by using their voice. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit

Now I should say that as an avid home theater geek, gadget geek, ah who am I kidding, I'm just an all-around geek... Ok, let's start again... As an all-around geek, I already own a
Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005 PC (connected to 65" TV) along with a Linksys Media Center Extender (connected to a 17" Disney TV).  I reviewed the Linksys Media Center Extender in my blog and its quite popular with over 7 comments posted, so go check it out.  Anyway, I mentioned in a previous blog entry that I wished I could Skype from my MCE 2005 PC or make any sort of VoIP call. Further, I wished I could have a huge big-screen videoconference on my TV.

Well, this product had videoconferencing capabilities, along with email reading/sending capabilities, and even speech recognition. Now this is damn cool, if you may excuse my geek exuberance!  I would love to review this product.  I will be getting my hands on this product very shortly and will post the review in my blog.  In the meantime, check out some of the info from their website below:

Introducing One Voice Technologies' Media Center Communicator (MCC), the perfect complement to Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Media Center Communicator revolutionizes the digital home experience by allowing you to talk to your Media Center PC. Media Center Communicator offers you the ability to transform your living room into the most advanced entertainment, multimedia and communications center imaginable.

Make Your Life Easier

  • Voice Navigate Media Center

  • Send E-Mail

  • Read E-Mail

  • SMS Text Messaging

  • Text Instant Messaging

  • Unlimited FREE PC-to-PC calls

  • Unlimited FREE Video calls

  • PC-to-Phone calling*

Voice Navigation

Revolutionizing the Entire Media Center Experience
Imagine walking into your family room and speaking into your remote control to play music, watch TV, read and send E-mail, call to order a pizza or Instant Message a friend. With Media Center Communicator
you can do all of these things using only your voice!

Want to hear your favorite music? With voice navigation there is no longer a need to click your way through menus or even turn on your TV. Simply say, for example, "Play The Beatles" or "Play Abbey Road Album" to quickly begin playing your favorite music. Want to read your E-Mail? Just say "Read E-Mail" and your e-mail messages will be spoken to you. Why click your way through menus when you can just say what you want and make it happen?

Media Center Communicator transforms your home into the most advanced entertainment experience imaginable. Your friends will be amazed when you speak and your TV responds to your voice commands. Media Center Communicator will revolutionize the digital home entertainment experience!

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