SpacePoint for TV and Set-Tops

By: Pni Sensor  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sensor Systems

Build a remote control with 9-axis Exact Gesture Responsiveness™ - and get no loss, lag or latency.

New gesture-controlling sensor systems for TVs and set-top boxes are on their way. Because of the exponential increase in on-screen content offerings, customers need more responsive ways to navigate than those offered by the old Up-Down-Left-Right sequential buttons. SpacePoint with Exact Gesture Responsiveness is the first 9-axis sensor system that eliminates the inaccuracy of 6-axis systems, and delivers and maintains absolute pointing accuracy at all times. No lag, no getting lost off screen. No trailing off. No interruptive calibrations. And no magnetic anomalies. SpacePoint with EGR follows the movement of handheld devices, exactly.

Build a remote control with 9-axis Exact Gesture Responsiveness™ –  and get no loss, lag or latency.

New gesture-controlling sensor systems for TVs and  set-top boxes are on their way. Because of the exponential
increase in on-screen content offerings, customers need more responsive ways to navigate than those offered by the
old Up-Down-Left-Right sequential buttons. SpacePoint with Exact Gesture Responsiveness™ is the first 9-axis sensor system that eliminates the inaccuracy of 6-axis systems, and delivers and maintains absolute pointing accuracy at all times. No lag, no getting lost off screen. No trailing off. No interruptive recalibrations. And no magnetic anomalies.
SpacePoint with EGR follows the movement of handheld devices, exactly.

Real control is in your hands.

 In use, 6-axis gesture-control systems have notable flaws. Point a 6-axis sensor-based device offscreen, and the pointer gets lost. Point it to an onscreen target, and it drifts off or points out of alignment. It lags behind when you move the pointer. It needs resetting. It leaves your users feeling frustrated and hamstrung. To get it to work right, a user has to “recalibrate.” And your customer service department gets a whole new set of headaches. 

SpacePoint outputs Exact Gesture Responsiveness™ data using three separate 3-axis sensors, fused by the proprietary Point-Tracking Engine software — which autocalibrates and maintains accurate heading at all times. Proprietary Kalman-filtered algorithms fuse the gyro and accelerometer outputs with precise directional data from the PNI Reference Magnetic Sensor, delivering instant heading and orientation and eliminating loss, lag and latency. And unlike other 9-axis sensor systems, SpacePoint is impervious to magnetic interference, keeping pointers on track through all kinds of environments.

     
Proprietary Kalman filtered algorithms
 
API outputs are quaternion, Hpos, Vpos
Fuses sensor outputs into reliable orientation data    
     
9 axes of motion tracking
 
API library
3-axis magnetometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer   Seamless integration into your design
   

The SpacePoint with EGR is now available as a reference design that includes PNI's Reference Magnetic Sensors and PNI's Point Tracking Engine. A complete SpacePoint system requires:

  • PNI’s new patented Reference Magnetic Sensor*
  • A 3-axis accelerometer
  • A 3-axis gyro
  • SpacePoint’s Point Tracking Engine™ software, including Hardware Reference Design* and Application programming interface (API) with proprietary algorithms*

*Available only from PNI.

   

Keywords: Sensor Systems

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