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About ZRRO

ZRRO Technologies is a technology startup in the interactive TV media space focusing on natural user experience technologies. ZRRO develops the next generation of interactive content "remote control" - a TeleTouch device. The device solves the problem of navigating Internet and interactive content on the big screen connected TV in the living room. ZRRO developed the cornerstone technology for next-generation at-a-distant interactive experience with its patented unique 3D Multi-Touch (3DMT) technology that enables touch experience on distant displays. The highly execution-oriented team of zRRo is a group of seasoned domain experts who bring extensive experience in the consumer device markets and natural input device interaction and technologies.

ZRRO Headquarters Location

6 Ha'Nechoshet St.

Tel Aviv, 69710,

Israel

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ZRRO Patents

ZRRO has filed 3 patents.

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Grant Date

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7/26/2011

9/9/2014

Digital signal processors, GPS navigation devices, Ontology, Sensors, Microcontrollers

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Application Date

7/26/2011

Grant Date

9/9/2014

Title

Related Topics

Digital signal processors, GPS navigation devices, Ontology, Sensors, Microcontrollers

Status

Grant

Latest ZRRO News

The ZRRO Hoverpad Is Almost The Game Controller I Want For My TV

Mar 15, 2015

Share Discuss Bookmark A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch . It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I’ve tried it. It’s promising, but needs work. To its credit, the ZRRO Hoverpad works as advertised — its multitouch surface could track exactly where my fingers were at all times, replicating their motion, location and distance from the touchpad on my TV. Small blue circles hovered over my living-room’s Android interface, growing and shrinking as my fingers got further and closer to actually touching the pad. The logical, human part of my brain told me this was the perfect solution to touching a screen ten feet away. The stupid monkey part of my brain — the part controlling my fingers — seems to disagree. It was definitely possible to navigate Android from my couch, but it’s hard to be accurate. Swiping and opening apps with large icons was easy; Android’s software buttons and smaller UI elements were easy to miss. Despite the on-screen indicators, I just didn’t have the depth-perception necessary to be precise with my touch gestures. There were physical issues, too. The prototype pad is a little large, with a thick bezel surrounding the actual touch surface. Holding it and tapping on-screen elements on the left and right edges of my TV was comfortable, but I had to really stretch my thumbs to hit anything in the centre. Touching anything near the edge of the screen was a problem, too. The pad is mapped 1:1 to the screen — meaning you have to touch the same place on the pad to get a response on the screen — and the outside borders of the pad are easy to miss. Gripes aside, when it worked, it worked well. Every app I opened worked exactly as it would on my phone or tablet — I touched the same elements, swiped through the same menus and even used the same on-screen (and accelerometer) controls in games. I didn’t have to worry if my apps officially supported gamepads or how I might input text without a wireless keyboard. Everything just worked. Except when it didn’t. The ZRRO Hoverpad’s biggest problem, though, isn’t the touchpad technology, but the other tech that ZRRO wants to sell you. The company will bundle the pad with its own dedicated Android TV set-top-box, and that prototype is terrible. The games I tested would stutter or lag and the sluggish processor would cause input delays that ruined the experience. The touch control was better than you might find embedded in the NVIDIA Shield controller , but almost everything else about the experience was worse. ZRRO’s prototype gamepad is almost exactly what I expected: a novel control device that bristles with potential but reeks of reality. It does everything it promises, but it doesn’t always do it well. I still like it, conceptually, but not enough to bet my money that this startup can build a decent Android console. Those are hard to get right. Here’s hoping the touchpad tech gets bought up by a company which can do it justice. Have you subscribed to Gizmodo Australia's email newsletter? You can also follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube . Share

  • Where is ZRRO's headquarters?

    ZRRO's headquarters is located at 6 Ha'Nechoshet St., Tel Aviv.

  • What is ZRRO's latest funding round?

    ZRRO's latest funding round is Other Investors.

  • Who are the investors of ZRRO?

    Investors of ZRRO include TheTime.

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