SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Remote Controls at CableLabs® Summer Conference SMK Remotes Enable Voice- and Gesture-Based Subscriber Navigation of Set-Top-Box Rich Media Business Wire KEYSTONE, Colo. -- August 12, 2013 SMK Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will demonstrate a variety of new MSO remote control solutions during this week’s CableLabs^® Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 11^th-13^th in Keystone, Colorado, is open only to registered cable operators and participating vendors. Utilizing the latest wireless communications, including ZigBee^® RF4CE and respectively Bluetooth^® Smart technologies, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions enable new interface options for interactive content including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of Set-top-Box delivered rich media programming. “As a featured vendor at this week’s CableLabs Summer Conference, we are pleased to be showcasing a new family of ‘Voice-Over RF’ gesture-enabled remote controls,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Set-top Box capabilities and Digital TV services continue to expand, the user’s interface to this programming, the Set-top remote control, must similarly evolve to facilitate subscriber interaction and adoption of new services.” Use of the latest wireless technologies is central to SMK’s development of advanced Set-Top Box remote control solutions. The ZigBee^® RF4CE specification offers a reliable, low-cost solution for remote control of products ranging from home entertainment devices to keyless entry systems. And Bluetooth Smart RF remote technology, incorporating Bluetooth 4.0, provides improvements in responsiveness, user experience and power consumption for Smart remotes that can operate for years on a single set of batteries. About SMK Electronics SMK Electronics Corporation is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in San Diego California, and its factory in Tijuana Mexico, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Corporation is uniquely positioned to offer the Pay TV market IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit SMK Electronics. CableLabs^® is a registered trademark of CableLabs. Bluetooth® and Bluetooth Smart are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. ZigBee® is a registered trademark of the ZigBee Alliance. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Contact: SMK Electronics Keith M. Roberts, (805) 987-6662 x 206 firstname.lastname@example.org
SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Remote Controls at CableLabs® Summer Conference
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