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SMK Electronics to Unveil ‘Next Generation’ Remote Controls at Cable-Tec Expo®’15

By Business Wire News   


SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of set-top box remote controls, today announced that it will unveil two ‘next generation’ remote controls this week at Cable-Tec EXPO’15. Utilizing the latest communications and design advances, SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote controls give traditional and OTT service providers a variety of cost-effective, cutting-edge remote control solutions. See active demonstrations at the Cable-Tec Expo (October 14th through 16th, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, booth #2200).

“SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote control products incorporate the latest wireless technology and industrial design advances to give cable service providers a wide choice of cost-effective ‘next generation’ solutions,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “Available in both 47-key and 16-key versions, our ‘Evolution’ remotes support a wide spectrum of user interface options; while the sleek new ‘Voice Navigator,’ intended more for streaming services, brings ‘voice control’ to OTT applications.”

‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls

SMK Electronics’ new ‘Evolution’ family of off-the-shelf remote controls includes both a full-function model hosting up to 47 keys, and a smaller 9-16 key version designed for streaming applications. Both support IR, RF, Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct® communications. The sleek new ‘Voice Navigator,’ intended primarily for OTT applications, supports as many as 20 keys while providing a ‘Voice-Over-RF’ user interface powered by Bluetooth® Low Energy technology.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture of OEM remote controls, electronic components and auto information systems. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK maintains Research & Development operations in San Diego plus a factory in Tijuana, Mexico, in coordination with SMK’s global network of R&D centers, sales offices and manufacturing facilities.

Cable-Tec Expo® is a registered trademark of the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers. 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.

SMK Electronics
Keith M. Roberts
Office: 001 (805) 987-6662 x 303


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