AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Europe, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics components, today announced that it will feature a variety of advanced remote control solutions during the forthcoming IBC2013 Convention. To be held September 12th-17th at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, IBC2013 is the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content.
“As a featured vendor, we are pleased to be showcasing a new family of ‘Voice-Over RF’ and gesture-enabled remote controls at IBC2013,” said Mr. Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President, SMK Europe. “As Set-Top Box capabilities continue to grow and Digital TV services continue to expand, the user’s interface to this new programming, the Set-Top Box remote control, must similarly evolve to facilitate subscriber adoption of these new services.”
Utilization of the latest advances in wireless communications, including ZigBee® RF4CE and Bluetooth® Smart 4.0 technologies, is central to SMK’s development of advanced Set-Top Box remote control solutions. The ZigBee RF4CE specification offers a reliable, low-cost solution for remote control of products ranging from home entertainment devices to keyless entry systems. And Bluetooth Smart RF remote technology, incorporating Bluetooth 4.0, provides improvements in responsiveness, user experience and power consumption for Smart remotes that can operate for years on a single set of batteries.
About SMK Corporation
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 the United Kingdom, and its factory in Hungary, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centres and global factories, SMK Corporation is uniquely positioned to offer the Pay TV market IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit SMK Europe at IBC2013 booth # 4.C78.
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