SMK Electronics to Unveil New ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls at IBC2015

AMSTERDAM--()--SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd., a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, announced today that it will unveil two new families of advanced OEM remote controls this week at the IBC2015 Conference and Exhibition. ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator” products give service providers state-of-the-art remote control solutions utilizing the latest interface, communications and ergonomic advances. See active demonstrations of ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote control units at IBC2015 (RAI Amsterdam, September 10th to 15th, in Hall 1.A46).

“As digital television services become more advanced, the subscriber’s access to these services, the set-top box remote control, must similarly evolve,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. “SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ products give service providers a wide choice of remote control solutions supporting the latest user interface (UI) technologies--ergonomically advanced remotes that are both cost-effective and customizable.”

SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ family of high-end off-the-shelf remote controls includes a full-function model hosting up to 47 keys, together with a smaller 9-16 key version for OTT and streaming applications. Both support Infrared, Bluetooth® LE, RF, Zigbee® RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct® wireless communications. Additionally, SMK’s new ‘Voice Navigator,’ a streamlined remote control designed specifically for OTT, consumer and streaming applications, supports as many as 20 keys while providing a Voice-Over-RF user command interface powered by Bluetooth® Low Energy communications.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls with global production of more 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 Centers and global factories, SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. is uniquely positioned to offer the Pay TV market OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkeurope.com.

Bluetooth® is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. ZigBee is a registered trademark of the ZigBee Alliance. Wi-Fi Direct® is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Contacts

SMK Electronics
Keith M. Roberts
Office: 001 (805) 987-6662 x 303
Mobile: 001 (805) 312-5546
kroberts@smkusa.com

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SMK Electronics to Unveil New ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls at IBC2015

Contacts

SMK Electronics
Keith M. Roberts
Office: 001 (805) 987-6662 x 303
Mobile: 001 (805) 312-5546
kroberts@smkusa.com