SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Remote Controls at CableLabs® Summer Conference

  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
kroberts@smkusa.com
 
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