SMK Electronics Will Demo Advanced User Interface Solutions at CableLabs® Summer Conference

Utilizing Bluetooth® Low Energy, WiFi® Direct and Zigbee® RF4CE, SMK’s Cable Remotes Deliver Cloud-Based Voice- and Gesture-Based Interface Options

CableLabs Summer Conference

KEYSTONE, Colo.--()--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 options and wireless connectivity technologies during this week’s CableLabs Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 3rd through the 6th in Keystone Colorado, is open only to registered cable operators and participating technology vendors.

"Integrating the latest wireless technologies, cable remote controls from SMK offer some of the most advanced interface options in the industry,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “A featured vendor at this week’s CableLabs Summer Conference, SMK is pleased to be showcasing several new solutions including Cloud-Based Voice Command, multi-axis Motion Sensing and Pointing-enabled remote controls.

“SMK produces 70 million remote controls annually, from simple DTA, basic IR and RF models to advanced remotes with innovative Motion, Pointing and Voice Command options,” continued Mr. Evans. “Supported by eight ISO factories and thirty sales offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia, our PayTV remote control solutions are uniquely positioned to reduce development time and costs, while optimizing features that enrich the subscriber’s engagement with emerging digital television products and services.”

Advanced Set-Top Remote Controls

Designed to enhance control of Digital Television Services, remote controls from SMK utilize advanced wireless technologies to provide solutions positioned on the leading edge of industry innovation, with options including:



Navigation and Control

Wireless Technologies

  • Voice Command
  • Motion-Sensing (multi-axis)
  • Gesture-based control
  • Touchpad Navigation
  • “Hall Effect” Joystick


  • Voice command
  • Bluetooth® Smart
  • Bluetooth® Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi Direct®
  • ZigBee® (RF4CE)
  • Radio Frequency (RF)
  • Infrared (IR)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)


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 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.


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Keith M. Roberts, 805-987-6662 ext. 303

Release Summary

SMK Electronics To Demo Advanced User Interface Remote Control Solutions, utilizing Bluetooth® Low Energy, WiFi® Direct and Zigbee® RF4CE technologies,at this week's CableLabs® Summer Conference.


SMK Electronics | SMK-Link Electronics | Gyration
Keith M. Roberts, 805-987-6662 ext. 303