Mobility Research and SMK-Link Electronics to Introduce Therapy Mouse™ at CES 2016
Powered by Gyration® Air Mouse® Technology, Therapy Mouse Brings Game-Based User Interaction to Mobility Research LiteGait® Physical Rehabilitation Products
January 7th, 2016, LAS VEGAS--Mobility Research, developer of physical rehabilitation solutions and supplier of LiteGait® products, and SMK-Link Electronics, owner of Gyration® Air Mouse® products and a division of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., today announced Therapy Mouse™—a new motion-sensing, ‘wearable’ pointing device that enables game-driven physical rehabilitation. See a demonstration at CES16 (#20400 South Hall-1, LVCC).
“Through our partnership with SMK, we are pleased to introduce Therapy Mouse--an innovation that extends physical rehabilitation from the clinic setting into the home,” said Amir Seif, President Mobility Research. “Enabling game-driven physical exercise, the wearable Therapy Mouse allows mobility-limited individuals to utilize gaming software in treatment of arthritis and physical rehabilitation from injury and other orthopedic and neurological ailments and conditions. We look to future such partnerships with game developers to expand the suite of LiteGait software products offered with this technology.”
“With the home physical rehabilitation market projected to reach $175 billion worldwide by 2023, the opportunity for home-based rehabilitation products is clear,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. and SMK-Link Electronics. “We are pleased to partner with Mobility Research to provide Therapy Mouse—a wearable input device adding motion-sensing, game-based patient interaction to their LiteGait Physical Rehabilitation products.
About SMK-Link Electronics
SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation produces more 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 SMK R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Consumer Electronics industry with advanced remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit SMK Electronics.
About Mobility Research
As a pioneer in physical rehabilitation solutions, Mobility Research is the manufacturer of the LiteGait® products, used for more than 20 years to treat individuals with spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke, chronic pain, head injury, orthopedic problems, cerebral palsy, balance issues, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. Mobility Research is dedicated to the utilization of technologies to provide innovative rehabilitation solutions for pediatric and motor-control related disabilities. Learn more at http://www.litegait.com/.
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SMK-Link Electronics Introduces TAA Compliant PC Keyboards, Mice and Card Readers at CES 2016
January 7th, 2016, LAS VEGAS--SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is introducing a new family of Trade Agreements Act compliant computer peripherals at International CES 2016. SMK-Link’s new VP3800 Series, which includes TAA Compliant PC keyboards, mice and smart card readers, is being featured this week at CES16 (booth #20400, South Hall-1, LVCC).
“With so many computer products manufactured in China, it has become increasingly difficult for companies to find stand-alone TAA compliant PC peripherals,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Supporting the fulfillment of GSA orders for PC keyboards, mice and card readers, our new VP3800 Series gives federal agencies, the military and their suppliers, quality PC input devices certified to be TAA Compliant, and supported by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.”
As mandated by the U.S. Trade Agreement Act, government agencies and affiliated entities with federal contracts are required to purchase only “end products” manufactured (or substantially transformed) within the United States or other TAA designated countries. Products so provided must be accompanied by a certification of compliance from the supplier. Meeting these requirements, SMK-Link’s new VP3800 input device series joins the company’s growing family of TAA Compliant solutions, including RemotePoint® Professional Presentation Remote Controls and Gyration® Air Mouse® products.
TAA Compliant PC Keyboard with Integrated Card Reader
SMK-Link’s new VP3800 WHQL-certified USB keyboard hosts 104 tactile-feedback keys, a dedicated numeric keypad, and an integrated PC/SC FiPS 201-compliant smart card reader that supports Card Terminal (CT/API) and Common Access Card (CAC) applications.
TAA Compliant USB Smart Card Reader
The new VP3805 is a PC/SC FiPS 201-compliant USB smart card reader. ISO7816 certified, the VP3805, which supports Home Banking (HBCI), Card Terminal (CT/API) and Common Access Card (CAC) applications, is designed for federal agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD), and other organizations using card-key security/access applications.
TAA Compliant PC Keyboard & Mouse
SMK-Link’s new VP3810 WHQL-certified USB keyboard hosts 104 tactile-response keys and a dedicated numeric keypad. Equipped with page navigation, special function and Windows® logo keys, it provides LED indicators for Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock modes.
The accompanying USB mouse, the SMK-Link VP3815, offers 3-button navigation and an integrated scroll wheel. Together, this keyboard and mouse constitute an ideal solution for government agencies and suppliers requiring stand-alone PC input devices manufactured to TAA requirements.
About SMK-Link Electronics
SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., is a global supplier of PC input devices and mobile device peripherals. In addition to its new VP3800 Series of TAA compliant PC input devices, SMK-Link leads the industry with its award-winning RemotePoint® presentation remote controls and Gyration® Air Mouse® products. Learn more at www.smklink.com.
SMK to Introduce ‘Next Generation’ Remote Controls, New Automotive Cameras and In-Dash Displays, Plus Innovative New Component-Level Solutions at International CES 2016
January 6th, 2016, LAS VEGAS--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics components, will unveil two ‘next generation’ home entertainment remote controls this week at CES 2016. Additionally, SMK will showcase its latest automotive camera and in-dash display systems, together with new additions to its family of advanced component-level products (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center)..
“The influx of streaming services, such as Netflix® and Amazon® Video, is re-defining the home entertainment market: with 181 million viewers in the U.S. alone projected to use Web-delivered services this year,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “Utilizing the latest technology and design advances, SMK’s new ‘Voice Navigator’ and ‘Evolution’ remote controls provide a wide spectrum of user interface and form factor options: giving traditional home cable and streaming entertainment service providers alike a wide choice of ‘next generation’ solutions.
“We are equally excited to be showcasing several new automotive vision and in-dash display products at CES,” continued Mr. Evans. “Forward- and rear-facing cameras, together with touch-panel displays, are becoming standard in cars produced in the U.S., with rear-facing camera systems now required by 2018. Providing robust solutions supported by localized R&D, sales support and manufacturing services, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with cost-effective camera and in-dash display products.
“Additionally, SMK will introduce new additions to its family of advanced component-level solutions,” concluded Mr. Evans. “Integrated into many of the most successful consumer electronics products yet produced, our component-level products continue to lead the industry with their design, performance and ease of integration.”
About SMK Electronics
SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls and electronic components. Through its local Research & Development and Manufacturing facilities, and in coordination with SMK’s R&D and Manufacturing Centers worldwide, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the U.S. Consumer Electronics and Automotive industries with technologically advanced, robust, cost-effective products and solutions. Learn more at http://www.smkusa.com/.
SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Automotive In-Dash Displays and External High Definition Camera Modules at International CES 2016
January 6th, 2016LAS VEGAS--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics components, today announced that it will introduce a new family of advanced automotive touch-panel interface solutions, together with its newest Megapixel CMOS automotive camera modules, this week at International CES 2016 (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).
“We are excited to be introducing new automotive vision and display products at this year’s CES,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “Forward-facing and rear-viewing cameras, together with seamless and curved touch-interface displays, are becoming standard in cars produced in the U.S. and across the global advanced marketplace. Providing robust products supported by localized R&D, sales and manufacturing services, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with cost-effective camera and in-dash display solutions.”
Advanced Touch-Interface Displays and HD Camera Modules
New this week at CES, SMK Electronics will be demonstrating a variety of advanced automotive in-dash touch-panel controls including capacitive models utilizing advanced curved-surface displays, super-sensitivity models using thickened display cover designs to enable gloved finger operation, and a unique new haptic feedback model providing a seamless, curved, illuminated display powered by SMK’s proprietary ‘Piezo-electronic’ sensing technology.
Additionally, SMK will demonstrate a new family of Megapixel CMOS automotive cameras. Producing non-compressed digital streaming @ 30fps over a wide range of viewing angles, SMK’s IP67-rated camera modules feature water-repellent antifouling lens coatings to reduce grime accumulation and improve performance. Manufactured and supported locally, SMK’s cost-effective camera modules are designed for easy integration into automotive rear- and front-view vision systems.
About SMK Electronics
SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls with a global production of more than 70 million units annually. Through its local Research & Development and Manufacturing facilities, and in coordination with SMK’s R&D and Manufacturing Centers worldwide, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the U.S. Automobile industry with technologically advanced, robust, cost-effective vision and touch-panel solutions. Learn more at http://www.smkusa.com/.
SMK Electronics to Introduce New ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Home Entertainment Remote Controls at CES 2016
January 6th, 2016, LAS VEGAS--SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd., a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, will introduce two ‘next generation’ remote controls this week at International CES 2016. Utilizing the latest technology and design advances, SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote controls give home entertainment service providers a wide choice of customizable solutions incorporating the latest user interface (UI) and form-factor options (booth #20400, South Hall, LVCC).
“In 2015, over-the-top (OTT) streaming services continued to make significant headway into the home entertainment market,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. “With streaming video as a category expected to show double-digit annual growth through 2019, SMK’s introduction of ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote controls is well timed: giving Pay TV Service Providers and Streaming Media Services alike a broad choice of user interface options and form-factors, packaged in customizable, cost-effective solutions.”
‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls
Designed primarily for set-top box applications, SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ remote control is available in two models: a traditionally-sized full-function remote hosting up to 47 keys, and a smaller 9-16 key version designed for use with streaming services. Both offer the latest user interface options supported by Bluetooth® LE, IR, RF, Zigbee® RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct® communications technologies. Additionally, SMK’s new ‘Voice Navigator,’ a streamlined remote control designed for streaming applications, supports as many as 20 keys—providing a ‘voice command’ user interface powered by Bluetooth LE technology.
About SMK Electronics
SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls and electronic components. With local Research & Development operations in the United Kingdom, and its factory in Hungary, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. is uniquely positioned to offer the EU Pay TV market remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced features. For more, visit www.smkeurope.com.
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