CHI EA 2003
Conference paper

Toward a unified Universal Remote Console standard

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Wireless communication technologies make it feasible to remotely control devices and services from virtually any mobile and stationary device. However, there is no standard available today which would allow manufacturers to define an abstracted user interface for their product whose functionality can be instantiated and presented in different ways and modalities on a wide variety of controller technologies, such as, phones, PDAs, and computers. Such a standard could also facilitate usability, natural language agents, internationalization, and accessibility. Participants in this SIG will present and discuss requirements and current activities that could contribute to the development of a 'Universal Remote Console' standard. The goal of this SIG is to gather requirements, identify related research, development, commercial, and other activities, and to initiate an ongoing effort developing a unified Universal Remote Console standard in the future.