Category Archives: The uWand Team

Meet the uWand team: exploring the development process

For any technology company, the strength of a product lies with the technical ability and creativity of its development team.  Often seen as unsung heroes, engineers spend their days improving, researching and pushing their designs to the limit, to ensure … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team: Navin Natoewal, uWand General Manager

Navin is the General Manager at uWand, responsible for overseeing development and bringing the technology to market. “Television used to be linear. Now you have an internet connection and there’s much more to search for,” explains Navin. “You need a … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand Team: Jason Wong, Pre-sales project manager

Jason looks after the pre-development for uWand. His role sees him head-up a team of pre sales engineers working to implement uWand’s technology into customer platforms. “TV manufactures and service providers can no longer offer only linear broadcast content. They … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team; Sandor Gordijn, customer support and design-in manager

Sandor is responsible for product management at uWand, adapting their technology to the customer’s specification. “People typically come to us with an idea in mind. We understand their individual needs and deliver the perfect control solution,” explains Sandor. “Some are … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team; Theo de Rover, system tester

As a tester, Theo makes sure that the uWand technology works to the exacting high standard demanded by Philips technology. Putting it through its paces on a regular basis ensures that uWand technology will work every time. His approach is … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team; Martijn de Jel, hardware engineer

Never far from his microscope and soldering iron, it’s fair to say Martijn enjoys the smaller things in life. As the hardware engineer for Philips uWand, he brings to life the designs of uWand and its customers. “It’s like micro … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team – Eric Penning de Vries, systems engineer, pre-development

Eric spends his days finding ways to make uWand’s core technology faster, smaller, more efficient and responsive. “First you start to think ‘How does our system see the world? How does the world influence our system?’ Next, you think what … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team – Galileo Destura, founder and sales manager, APAC

With a name that made him destined to be an inventor, Galileo is one of the founders of uWand, having kick-started its development in 1999 as the result of an innovation programme at Philips that enables engineers to explore and … Continue reading

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