SMK Electronics Announces the Cable Industry’s First WiFi Direct® Voice-Enabled Remote Controls SMK to showcase advanced “Voice Over RF” remote control solutions at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo^® SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013 Business Wire ATLANTA -- October 21, 2013 SMK Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announces the cable industry’s first WiFi Direct^® voice-enabled remote controls. Additionally, the company will showcase a variety of new “Voice Over RF” remote control solutions during this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo^® (booth #1308), to be held October 21^st -24^th at the World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia. Utilizing the latest wireless communications including ZigBee^® RF4CE and Bluetooth^® Smart technologies, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions provide new user interface options including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of rich media. The addition of Wi-Fi Direct^® guarantees secure remote device interconnectivity without the need for wireless routers or access points. Together, these technologies enable advanced Set-top remote control solutions that deliver significant improvements in user experience, connectivity and power consumption. “As Set-top Box capabilities continue to grow and Digital TV services by MSO’s continue to expand, the paradigms for improved navigation and advances in wireless communications are evolving, with SMK playing a leadership role in these innovations,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “At this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo^®, we are pleased to be demonstrating an advanced product portfolio of ‘Voice-Over RF’ and gesture-enabled remote control devices designed to increase subscriber adoption of new digital TV services.” About SMK Electronics SMK 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, its factory in Tijuana Mexico, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Pay TV industry with IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com. Cable-Tec Expo® is a registered trademark of the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers.Wi-Fi Direct® is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. 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, 805-312-5546 firstname.lastname@example.org
SMK Electronics Announces the Cable Industry’s First WiFi Direct® Voice-Enabled Remote Controls
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