SMK Electronics Announces the Cable Industry’s First WiFi Direct® Voice-Enabled Remote Controls

  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
kroberts@smkusa.com
 
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