Philips Home Control is launching DUAL; a keyboard remote to handle the growing need for interactive devices allowing for text input.
With its new keyboard remote, Philips Home Control provides the perfect solution and shows that sophistication and innovation can go hand in hand. The new product is a remote and a keyboard in one, with the top side featuring a remote control, and the bottom side featuring a keyboard.
By simply turning the remote, a keyboard is available allowing text input as needed in media search, instant messaging and web browsing purposes.
The appliance is equipped with alternate input methods like pointing, touchpad, or optical sensor, allowing user interfaces to implement free cursor, gesturing and moving highlight mechanisms thereby making browsing a better experience than the traditional 4 directional keys.
To develop their next-generation remote, Philips Home Control combined a variety of leading-edge innovations including ZigBee® RF4CE technology (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics), a QWERTY keyboard, and Synaptics' TouchPad solution. The 2-inch diagonal TouchPad recognizes gestures such as pointer navigation, flick, and tap for simplified navigation of digital entertainment. Users can push down on the touchpad surface to easily make selections on their home entertainment system.