University of Maryland


Universal Remote Console Applications Demonstrated

July 19th, 2007

The Trace Center’s work on pluggable remote control user interfaces through the Universal Remote Console (URC) framework has resulted in a new series of demo applications. Short videos are now available to demonstrate how each application could be used to remotely control a home entertainment center with digital media such as music, video and photos. PlayIt is a small Flash application running on a PDA; DragIt is a Web 2.0 application for Web browsers on PCs; and PickIt is a simple, task-oriented application running on Windows Mobile-based smartphones and PDAs. These applications were first demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January 2007.