SMK Electronics to Show Advanced-Performance Remote Controls at the CableLabs® Summer Conference.

New Cable Remotes Utilize Advanced RF Technologies to Power ‘Voice Command’ and ‘Gesture-Based’ Navigation

KEYSTONE, Colo.--()--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and electronic components, announced today that it will be showcasing a family of advanced-performance remote control solutions during this week’s CableLabs® Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 2nd – 5th in Keystone, Colorado, is open only to registered Cable Operator attendees and participating vendors.

SMK’s advanced remote control solutions utilize Bluetooth® Smart, Wi-Fi Direct®, ZigBee® and RF4CE wireless technologies to power the latest user interface (UI) options including ‘Voice Command’ and 6-Axis ‘Gesture-Based’ navigation. Manufactured and supported locally, SMK remote controls are engineered to reduce development time and deployment cost, while supporting technical customization and operator brand differentiation.

“We are pleased to be demonstrating our newest remote control solutions at this year’s CableLabs Summer Conference,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Cable Operators deploy the next wave of digital video services, the subscriber’s interface via the set-top box remote control will be a key element in securing customer engagement and retention.

“Leveraging advanced RF communications, remote control solutions from SMK enable the latest interface advances including voice-command and gesture-based navigation,” continued Mr. Evans. “These interface modalities are becoming drivers in the new Digital Television experience and, manufactured and supported locally, SMK solutions are designed to optimize subscriber satisfaction while reducing lead time and logistics supply chain costs.”

SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of more than 70 million units annually. SMK Electronics maintains local Research & Development operations in San Diego and a factory in Tijuana, Mexico, in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories. For more information, visit SMK Electronics.

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.

Contacts

SMK Electronics
Keith M. Roberts, +1-805-987-6662 ext. 303
kroberts@smkusa.com

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced-Performance Remote Controls at the CableLabs® Summer Conference - New Cable Remote Controls Use Advanced RF to Power ‘Voice Command’ and ‘Gesture-Based’ Navigation.

Contacts

SMK Electronics
Keith M. Roberts, +1-805-987-6662 ext. 303
kroberts@smkusa.com