SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced ‘Voice-Over RF’ Cable Remote Controls at CableLabs® Winter Conference

  SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced ‘Voice-Over RF’ Cable Remote Controls
  at CableLabs® Winter Conference

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- March 3, 2014

SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading
manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today
announced that it will showcase an array of new OEM remote control solutions,
user interface technologies and wireless connectivity options during this
week’s CableLabs Winter Conference. The Conference, to be held March 2^nd
through the 5^th in Atlanta, Georgia, is open only to registered cable
operators and participating vendors.

“As a featured vendor at this week’s CableLabs Winter Conference, we are
excited 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 service offerings continue to grow,
the user’s interface, the Set-top Box remote control, must similarly evolve to
enlist subscriber interaction with and adoption of these new services.”

Utilizing the latest wireless communications technologies including ZigBee^®
RF4CE and Bluetooth^® Smart technologies, SMK Electronics’ Cable TV remote
control solutions provide advanced 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 SMK’s advanced Set-top Box remote controls to deliver
significant improvements in user experience, device connectivity and power
consumption.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, 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 SMK R&D Centers and global
factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Pay TV
industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive
content and advanced television features. For more information, visit
www.smkusa.com.

CableLabs^® is a registered trademark of CableLabs. 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 | SMK-Link Electronics | Gyration
Keith M. Roberts, 805-987-6662 ext. 303
kroberts@smkusa.com
 
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