“Driven by market penetration of pointing-enabled Android™ and Windows® 8 operating systems, pointing-enabled remote controls are essential elements of Smart TVs and PC product offerings,” said Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Hillcrest Labs. “We’re again proud to partner with SMK, a trusted industry supplier of durable high quality remote controls, to create a low cost high performance solution to meet this market need.”
“We are excited to offer our global customers a cost-effective 6-axis motion-sensing remote control that delivers precise handheld pointing and cursor control,” said Paul Evans, president, SMK Electronics Corporation. “The combination of Hillcrest’s MotionEngine Lite and Bluetooth low energy RF technology from TI provides a high performance low cost solution to OEMs looking to deploy next-generation Smart TVs, set-top boxes, media players, PCs, and other consumer entertainment devices.”
“Bluetooth low energy RF connectivity delivers the performance and low power consumption required by advanced consumer remote controls,” said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with SMK and Hillcrest Labs to drive innovation in the consumer electronics space and expand the success of our Bluetooth low energy RF solutions.”
- Check out our Remotes and System Control Review section at HomeTheaterReview.com
- Not ready for motion-sensing? Read all about Touch-Screen Remotes at HomeTheaterReview.com
- Also read our article on traditional Universal Remotes here.
By Staff, HomeTheaterReview