SMK to Demo Advanced Remote Controls at TV Connect 2014
‘Voice-Over-RF’ and ‘Motion Sensing’ Remote Controls Use Latest Wireless
Technologies to Deliver Innovative GUI Interface Solutions
TV Connect 2014
LONDON -- March 18, 2014
SMK Europe N.V., a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading
manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today
announced that it will showcase a family of new remote control solutions, user
interface technologies and wireless connectivity options during this week’s TV
Connect exhibition, London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre, March 18^th – 20^th
Utilizing the latest ZigBee^® RF4CE, Wi-Fi Direct^® and Bluetooth^® Smart
communications technologies, SMK’s advanced set-top box remote controls
deliver a wide variety of advanced user interface options including voice
command, gesture control and touchpad point and click solutions. “This week at
TV Connect, we are excited to be showcasing new ‘Voice-Over-RF,’ ‘Motion
Sensing’ and other pointing technology remote control solutions supporting
advanced services,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President SMK Europe. “As
Pay TV capabilities and service offerings continue to grow, the set-top box
remote control, the user’s interface, must similarly evolve to enlist
subscriber engagement and adoption of these new services.”
New SMK Products at TV Connect 2014
New products at this week’s TV Connect 2014 include a family of advanced
remote control solutions from SMK, featuring active demonstrations of the
*‘Motion Sensing’ remote controls, including a motion remote running on an
Android^® device powered by Movea^® SmartMotion™ software. SMK will
demonstrate real end-user experience like the easy scroll for fastest VOD
catalogue browsing, sound control with roll, improved usability through
absolute pointing, point & click to drag or zoom in / zoom out similar to
pinch or spread functions found on tablets etc.
*A newly developed cost effective 6-axis motion-sensing remote control
utilizing Hillcrest Labs Freespace^® MotionEngine^™ Lite technology.
*A set top box remote leveraging motion processing, gesture control and
progressive joystick navigation to provide an intuitive interface for rich
*A family of Wi-Fi Direct^® remote controls including a voice
command-enabled Sony Google TV remote, and a motion-enabled Roku^® box
remote featuring high quality downstream audio from the Over-The-Top Roku
box to the remote control.
*An alternative pointing technology option, SMK’s state of the art bowl
shape Azoteq-based touchpad boasts innovative design (round and indent
pad) and unmatched sensitivity.
About SMK Europe N.V.
SMK Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the
design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls with worldwide
production of greater than 70 million units annually. In conjunction with
SMK’s global manufacturing and R&D centers, SMK Europe N.V. is uniquely
positioned to provide the European Pay TV industry with remote control
solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television
features. For more information, see SMK Europe at www.smkeurope.com.
Hillcrest Labs, Freespace, and MotionEngine are trademarks of Hillcrest
Laboratories, Inc. 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. Roku® is a
registered trademark of Roku, Inc. Android and Google® TV are trademarks or of
Google Inc. Movea and SmartMotion are a registered trademarks of Movea SA.
Azoteq® is a registered trademark of Azoteq (Pty) Ltd. All other trademarks
are properties of their respective owners.
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