CSR Unveils Smart Remote Evaluation and Development Kits – First Voice Command Capability with Bluetooth® Smart

  CSR Unveils Smart Remote Evaluation and Development Kits – First Voice
  Command Capability with Bluetooth® Smart

 CSR8510™ and CSR1011™ combined for turnkey solution, reducing time to market
       for new, cutting-edge remote controls for TVs and Set Top Boxes

2013 International CES 2013 International CES:CSR

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- January 7, 2013

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced the availability of new
Evaluation and Development Kits for makers of the newest generation of Smart
Remotes for TVs and Set Top Boxes (STBs). The kits will enable the development
of the first Voice Command enabled Bluetooth® low energy remote controls as
well as a low power, robust link for motion pointing and gesture capabilities.
And, in collaboration with Hillcrest Labs, CSR has created its solution to
work seamlessly with Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine™ software, which has
become the standard for motion control in consumer electronic devices around
the world.

The new kits are based on two CSR devices: the CSR1011™, part of the CSR
µEnergy® platform, which is optimised for keyboards and remote controls; and
the CSR8510™, a dual-mode Bluetooth solution optimised for TVs and STBs using
human interface devices (HID) such as remote controls. New remote control
functions and capabilities are needed to meet growing consumer demand for a
faster, more immersive experience using services and features provided by
next-generation Smart TVs and STBs. [According to the ABI Research report
“Digital Home Remote Controls”, demand for RF remote controls will rise to
exceed 217 million devices in 2016].

“Motion plus voice control is an incredibly powerful combination for Smart TV
remote controls and we’re thrilled to collaborate with CSR to make this
available in these powerful new kits,” said Chad Lucien, senior vice president
of sales and marketing at Hillcrest Labs. “The combination of our Freespace
MotionEngine software and CSR’s market-leading Bluetooth low energy RF
technology offers a compelling view of the future where Smart TV user
interfaces are more intuitive, more enjoyable and, ultimately, even more
integral to our lives than they are today.”

“The interaction between consumers and televisions is becoming more immersive
and more complex – and consumer expectations are escalating rapidly because of
the kind of experiences they’re getting from their other devices, such as
smartphones and game consoles,” said Paul Williamson, director of µEnergy
product at CSR. “With growing trends like TV-based gaming and browsing, even
more sophisticated control devices are coming into the market, and IR-based
remote controls simply cannot offer any more to the consumer. Bluetooth Smart
offers the perfect balance of throughput and low-power required for advanced
control, and with these two new developer offerings CSR is clearing a path to
the next generation of advanced remote controls.”

The Bluetooth 4.0 standard introduced low energy technology to the Bluetooth
wireless connectivity specification, enabling new Bluetooth Smart devices that
can operate for years on the same set of batteries. The CSR µEnergy platform
for Bluetooth Smart uses the recently adopted HID Over GATT Profile (HOGP) in
the Bluetooth 4.0 standard to enable TV and STB control functions without
compromising the ease of use and extreme responsiveness needed in a consumer
remote control unit. HOGP allows and defines the communication between a
Bluetooth Smart device and a host device, such as that between a remote
control unit and a Smart TV, STB or tablet.

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About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the
location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised
for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging,
connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions
to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology
domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that
includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio
codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and
broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable
its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders
in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found
at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people
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This press release contains certain statements (including statements
concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or
performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and
constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United
States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR’s
keyboard and remote control products and technologies, including the CSR1011
and the CSR8510 and their performance characteristics in TVs, Set Top Boxes
and other consumer electronic devices, and other future events and their
potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified
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‘enables,’ 'designed to', and other similar expressions regarding the
performance characteristics of CSR’s keyboard and remote control products and
technologies, including the CSR1011 and the CSR8510 and related products and
technologies, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics
products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR’s
keyboard and remote control products and technologies, including the CSR1011
and the CSR8510 and related products and technologies or consumer electronics
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