The world keeps inspiring new milestones. On December 2018, Telekom Slovenije, a leading ICT provider in Slovenia, launched a boundary-shifting new platform for watching and searching for content, one of the first in the world which the users can control by voice commands (including in Slovenian). The platform also lets users control what they watch across many screens, as well as manage smart home devices from one spot.
NEO, the platform for smart living, combines the best solutions for home and entertainment – simple search through TV channels, both streaming live content and accessing video libraries and apps, a user-friendly 7-day time-shift feature, as well as rich customization options to meet every user’s needs and habits. At the same time NEO, also allows users to control all their smart devices, as well as shop online from their TV screen. Soon, they will be able to play popular video games without a gaming console.
Voice commands make it possible to browse through content quickly and easily, and users can search by channel, title, genre, and star performers. NEO works across all screens, allowing users to begin watching a title at home on their TV screen and then continue during their commute, be it on their tablet, mobile phone or computer.
NEO’s status as an important developmental milestone is confirmed by the overwhelmingly positive response from both its user base and the international business and professional communities – on top of the many international awards that the platform has already received. At IBC, the world’s most influential event in media, entertainment and technology, NEO won over the crowd as one of the few actually operational platforms at the event – most others were just demos. The most attractive features of NEO are its excellent user experience, ease of use, the responsive user interface, the advanced and perfected state of the solution, the option to view real-time ratings, and its potential for expansion.
At the beginning of this year, NEO received the award for the best user experience at the VideoTech Innovation Awards, and a few days earlier, the NEO remote control won the prestigious 2020 German Design Award for Excellent Product Design in the entertainment category. The remote’s exceptional design, which won over the jury of experts, is the fruit of collaboration between Telekom Slovenije and its partner Ruwido, the leading Austrian company in designing interactive controls
At the 2019 CSI Awards NEO was announced as the best platform in the Best IoT product technology or application category, and was also shortlisted for the Best TV user experience. A year earlier, NEO received recognition as a highly recommended service in the Best IoT/smart home or 5G category, and was shortlisted in the TV everywhere or multi-screen video category. At the 2019, CES NEO won the Honoree award in the Technology for a better world category, while at the 2018 CIA, it was shortlisted in the Best TV everywhere or multi-screen video category.
In Slovenia, NEO received the 2019 bronze medal of the Slovenian Chamber of Industry and Commerce for innovations in the Central Slovenian region, and the 2019 WEBSI award for the best solution in the advanced use of technology category.