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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  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  
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