'Motion Sensing' Remote Control Revealed By SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs

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222222.jpgMuch like a Playstation controller the new remote from SMK Electronics and Hillcrest labs will repond to motion control on 6-axes. Using motion-based gestures instead of button presses, the remote can be used for more accurate control of presentations in a business environment and home users can also use it to do things like change channels and raise the volume all with a swipe of the remote.

From BusinessWire�
To meet the need for power efficient handheld pointing controllers in Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players and Windows 8 PCs,�SMK Electronics�and�Hillcrest Labs�have collaborated to create a new low cost 'motion sensing' consumer remote control solution. The new remote, to be manufactured and marketed by SMK Electronics, delivers 6-axis in-air pointing and precise cursor control utilizing Hillcrest's�Freespace�MotionEngine�Lite�software in combination with�Bluetooth�Smart advanced remote control technology from Texas Instruments (TI).�"Bluetooth low energy RF connectivity delivers the performance and low power consumption required by advanced consumer remote controls"

"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."

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