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SMK-Link Electronics Introduces Air Mouse® Voice, RemotePoint® Emerald Navigator SE, and USB-C Multi-Port Hub – New Products at CES 2017

January 6th, 2017, LAS VEGAS--SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. announced today that it will introduce several exciting new computer peripherals this week at CES 2017, including Air Mouse® Voice (an industry-first voice-enabled Bluetooth® mouse); RemotePoint® Emerald Navigator SE (a green-laser equipped PowerPoint remote control; and a new USB-C Multi-Port Hub for USB-C and Thunderbolt™ 3 laptops. See these and other exciting new products at International CES 2017 (LVCC #20200, South Hall-1).

“We’re excited to be introducing Air Mouse Voice at CES 2017,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Utilizing next generation Gyration technology, Air Mouse Voice unlocks the capabilities of today’s advanced software and hardware. Providing laser-precise cursor control on the desktop, Air Mouse Voice is also an ‘in air’ mouse, and even voice-controlled remote for presentation tools and on-screen effects. Connecting via Bluetooth® LE, Air Mouse® Voice enables complete control of your computer from anywhere in the room.

“SMK-Link’s RemotePoint® Presentation Remote Controls continue to lead the industry with their award-winning designs, performance and unparalleled ease of use,” continued Mr. Blair, “We’re very pleased to introduce a new RemotePoint® presenter this week: the RemotePoint Emerald Navigator SE. With a bright green laser pointer and large metallic slide controls, the stylish Navigator SE provides flawless presentation control with absolutely no learning curve.

“Today’s powerful new ultra-slim laptops come typically equipped with only USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports for connectivity and charging,” added Mr. Blair. “So what happens when you want to connect to external devices such as high resolution displays, printers, hard drives or local area networks? Replacing a handful of adapters, SMK-Link’s new USB-C Multi-Port Hub provides a universe of connectivity. Best of all, its portable, slipping easily into your laptop bag."

New SMK-Link Products at CES 2017

Gyration Air Mouse Voice

Gyration’s new Air Mouse® Voice, from SMK-Link Electronics, is three computer input devices rolled into one: (1) a voice-enabled wireless presentation screen effects remote, (2) a motion-sensing ‘in air’ computer controller, and (3) a laser-precise desktop mouse. Connecting via Bluetooth® 4 LE, Air Mouse Voice® has a wireless range of up to 70 feet, and includes Gyration’s new MotionTools® 3 mouse personalization and screen effects software.

RemotePoint Emerald Presenter SE

The latest in SMK-Link’s industry-acclaimed RemotePoint® family of presentation remote controls, the new Emerald Navigator SE (VP41255) puts the most advanced PowerPoint® and Keynote® presentations in the palm of your hand. Beneath its award-winning polished metal case, large slide controls and a bright green laser pointer deliver unmatched presentation control from up to 75 feet away, with no learning curve.

USB-C Multi-Port Hub

SMK-Link’s new USB-C Multi-Port Hub (VP6920) brings professional-grade connectivity to newer laptops equipped with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports. Providing a 4K HDMI video port, three high speed USB 3.0 ports, a 1-Gigabit Ethernet port, and SD and Micro SD memory card readers, the new USB-C Multi-Port Hub adds a universe of connectivity, while providing cable charging for USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 laptops.

About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., is a global supplier of RemotePoint presentation remote controls, Gyration Air Mouse products and wireless input devices and peripherals. Learn more at smklink.com and gyration.com.

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Mobility Research & SMK-Link Electronics to Show Therapy Mouse™ at CES 2017

Powered by Gyration® Motion-Sensing Technology, New Wearable Therapy Mouse® Brings Game-Driven Exercise to Fitness, TeleRehab and Assistive Technology

January 6th, 2017, LAS VEGAS--Mobility Research Inc., developer of LiteGait® physical rehabilitation products, and SMK-Link Electronics, a division of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. and owner of Gyration® Air Mouse® products, today announced that they will be showcasing Therapy Mouse at International CES 2017. A wearable motion-sensing Air Mouse®, Therapy Mouse enables computer game-driven physical exercise for TeleRehab and Assistive Technology platforms, products and services. To see active demonstrations, visit CES 2017 (LVCC, booth #20200 South Hall-1).

“Developed through our partnership with SMK-Link, Therapy Mouse is an innovation that brings clinic-based physical rehabilitation directly into the home,” said Amir Seif, President, Mobility Research. “Enabling computer-driven physical exercise, the wearable Therapy Mouse allows mobility-limited individuals to utilize PC gaming software in the home treatment of arthritis, as well as physical rehabilitation from injury and other orthopedic and neurological ailments and conditions. Through concurrent software partnerships, we look to expand our suite of LiteGait products offered with this technology.”

“With out-patient physical rehabilitation expenses projected to top $40 billion in the U.S. alone by 2018, the immediate opportunity for home-based rehabilitation products and services 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 motion-sensing Air Mouse® enabling game-based patient interaction with their LiteGait Physical Rehabilitation products.”


About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., is a global supplier of computer input peripherals including RemotePoint® Presentation Remote Controls, Gyration® Air Mouse® products, SMK-Link input devices and wireless accessories. Learn more at www.smklink.com.

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. Learn more at http://www.litegait.com/.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Automotive In-Dash Displays, External HD Camera Modules and High Speed Connectivity Components at International CES 2017

January 5th, 2017, LAS VEGAS--SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., 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 in-dash HMI touch-panel displays, automotive-grade external HD camera modules, and high-speed LVDS connectivity components for automobile manufacturing applications this week at CES 2017 (LVCC, booth #20200, South Hall-1).

“We are excited to be introducing new automotive display and vision products at this year’s CES,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “Seamless switch solutions 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 HMI Solution & Connectivity Products

New 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, a unique sensor solution using only one glass with top and bottom ITO layers, and a new haptic feedback model providing seamless, curved, illuminated switches made by cooperation with Aito which is a co-development partner for ‘Piezo-electronic’ sensing technology.

Additionally, SMK will introduce its new family of external high definition (HD) camera modules and high-speed signal interface LVDS camera connectors for auto manufacturing applications. Featuring miniaturized low-footprint design, these automotive-grade IPX7/9K-rated components include Fakra and HSD connectors for vehicle ECUs and Antenna sub-systems, as well as rigid and flexible PCB connectors for general automobile technology systems.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls and electronic components. With local Research & Development and Manufacturing facilities, 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, cost-effective vision and touch-panel solutions. Learn more at http://www.smkusa.com/.

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CoreNetiX & IP500 Alliance, in Partnership with SMK Electronics Corporation, to Unveil the CNX200 Dual Band Wireless Module for Commercial Facility Automation at International CES 2017

January 5th, 2017LAS VEGAS--CoreNetiX, a strategic partner of the IP500 Alliance and developer of IP-based wireless intelligent network connectivity products, announced today that it will unveil its new CNX200 Dual Bank Wireless Module designed for IP500® commercial facility automation. Presented in partnership with SMK Electronics Corporation, CoreNetix will be showcasing the CNX200, along with other new connectivity solutions, at International CES 2017 (LVCC booth #20200, South Hall-1).

The CNX200 Dual Band Module, new from CoreNetiX, provides wireless connectivity for a broad range of smart devices across IP500-platform commercial and industrial automation systems. Providing 802.15.4 connectivity in both Sub-GHz and 2.4GHz bands, the CNX200 delivers fast, robust data throughput--supporting regulated building security & safety products as well as comfort sensor systems in facility automation applications.

“We’re pleased to be showing our new CNX200 Dual Band Wireless Module this year at International CES,” said Hans van Leeuwen, Chief Executive Officer, CoreNetiX. “Commercial facility automation is a rapidly-expanding global opportunity, driven in large part by the emergence of the IP500 Alliance standard. Through our recently-announced partnership with SMK Electronics, we have enhanced our technological core competence, combining it with the manufacturing capability required to adequately service this expanding market opportunity.”

About IP500®

The IP500 Alliance is an international organization of building automation manufacturers. The organization’s IP500 standard, a non-proprietary, high-performance, secure building automation platform, supports commercial wireless protocols including IEEE 802.15.4-2006, 6LoWPAN, IPv6, IPSec, BACnet, and AES128, IP500®, to ensure maximum interoperability and specification of client wireless interface protocols. Learn more at IP500.org..

About CoreNetiX

CoreNetiX, a strategic partner of the IP500 Alliance, provides highly efficient IP (Internet Protocol) based wireless intelligent network stacks on top of cutting-edge design solutions for Radio Chips. We enable highest performance of the wireless link and scalability of a sensor network by incorporating and synchronizing applications protocols with IP based network stack functions and the Radio Chip design features. In addition, CoreNetiX integrates networking software into existing OEM hardware, providing integration and engineering services. For more information, see http://www.corenetix.com/.

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced Home Entertainment Remote Controls, Automotive Camera Modules & In-Dash Displays, Plus New Home Automation Interface Solutions at CES 2017

January 5th, 2017, LAS VEGAS--MK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics components, announced today that it will introduce a new family advanced home entertainment OEM remote controls this week at CES 2017. Additionally, SMK will showcase its latest automotive in-dash displays, automotive-grade HD camera modules and high speed connectors (LVCC, booth #20200, South Hall-1), along with new home automation interface controls and wearable solutions (Sands Expo & Convention Center, booth #40163).

“With U.S. home entertainment revenues, now forecast at $1.49B for 2016, projected to show an annual growth rate of 24% through 2021, the market opportunity for home entertainment products continues to look bright,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “Yet as service providers compete, growing the scope and depth of their home entertainment offerings, the customer’s interface to this content, the home remote control, becomes a key element in engaging and retaining new subscribers. Utilizing the latest industrial design, wireless communications and human factors technologies, SMK’s family of advanced OEM home entertainment remote controls offers providers a broad choice of user interface (UI), form factor and customization options--packaged in robust, cost-effective, just-in-time remote control solutions.

“We are also very excited to be showing advanced new automotive in-dash displays, external HD camera modules and high-speed signal interface LVDS connectivity components,” continued Mr. Evans. “The integration of technology into new automobiles has now gone main stream in the U.S., with rear-facing camera systems required in new cars starting in 2018. With our proven track record and portfolio of robust, automotive-grade products, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned, via local R&D and manufacturing facilities, to supply the country’s auto industry with cost-effective in-dash display, HD camera and high speed connectivity components.

“Additionally, SMK Electronics will introduce a new family of home automation interface solutions this year at CES,” concluded Mr. Evans. “With revenues in the U.S. forecast to top $9.2B by 2021, the emerging home automation market opportunity is a perfect fit for SMK’s core competence in the design, development and production of advanced home automation control solutions.”

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. 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/.

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Gyration® Introduces Air Mouse® Voice

New Air Mouse Controls Presentation Effects with Just Your Voice

November 1st, 2016, Camarillo, CA--CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gyration, owned by SMK-Link Electronics (a division of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.), is pleased to introduce Air Mouse Voice–a complete solution for controlling your computer from anywhere in the room. Connecting via Bluetooth® 4.0 LE, the new Air Mouse is a voice-enabled presentation remote control, motion-sensitive handheld mouse, and high-precision desktop mouse–all in one.

With a wireless range of up to 70 feet (21-meters), Air Mouse Voice requires no software for normal desktop or in-air operation. Gyration includes its newly-designed MotionTools® Software to provide voice command capability, mouse button customization, and a large library of screen tools and effects;

“Interactivity has become the most important aspect of controlling your computer,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Air Mouse Voice uses next generation Gyration technology to unlock the capabilities of today’s software and hardware. Like any mouse, it provides precise cursor control on the desktop. But unlike traditional mice, it can be picked up, used in the air, and even spoken to: providing tools and effects triggered just with your voice. Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless to conserve battery life, Air Mouse Voice provides complete control of your computer from anywhere in the room

“Gyration’s MotionTools Software has always supported user customization of Air Mouse buttons, but Version 3.0 with Air Mouse Voice takes this to a whole new level– providing instant voice access to a large library of screen tools and effects,” continued Mr. Blair. “Need to access the Internet during a presentation? Press the microphone key and say, ‘Web Browser,’ to pop up your default browser. Have a screen with details too small to read? Just press the key and say ‘Zoom In’ to enlarge your content. Need to enter text? Say ‘Keyboard’ to call up an on-screen keyboard. With Air Mouse Voice, an entire library of screen tools and effects can now be accessed instantly, without having to configure and remember button assignments in advance.”

Gyration’s New Air Mouse Voice (Media Points)

All new from Gyration, Air Mouse Voice is a motion-sensitive ‘gyroscopic’ ‘in-air’ mouse, high-precision desktop mouse, and voice-activated screen effects remote control–all in one. Connecting via Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Air Mouse Voice delivers a wireless range of 70 feet, and is both Windows and OS X compatible.

1. Popular Air Mouse Voice-Activated Tools:

Display Commands

  • Zoom in
  • Spotlight
  • Hide screen
  • Countdown timer

Applications

  • Web Browser
  • Email
  • Search
  • Multimedia

Computer Control

  • Close Application
  • Show Desktop

Graphic Tools

  • Laser Pointer
  • Draw
  • Highlighter
  • Stamp Tool

Computer Control

  • Keyboardr
  • Air Volume / Mute
  • Increase Volume
  • Decrease Volume

Text Editing

  • Copy Text
  • Cut Text
  • Paste Text

2. Handheld & Desktop Mouse Operation:
  • Motion-sensitive ‘gyroscopic’ in-air mouse
  • 70-foot (21-meter) wireless range
  • Left & Right mouse click buttons
  • 3 Hot Keys assignable via MotionTools Software (included)
  • Gesture Controls assignable via MotionTools Software

3. Gyration MotionTools Software (Version 3.0 - NEW):
  • Enables voice command of screen tools and effects
  • Customizes effects and assigns them to mouse Hot Keys and Gesture Controls
  • Saves individual User Profiles
  • Context sensitive profile switching for advanced users
  • Provides large library of screen tools and effects
  • Supports VGA to Retina Display screen resolutions
  • Windows® & OS X® (64-bit)

4. Availability:
  • Available now from www.gyration.com and leading resellers
  • 2-year manufacturer’s limited warranty
  • MSRP: $99.00

About SMK Electronics

Gyration, owned by SMK-Link Electronics (a division of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.), is a global supplier of Air Mouse computer input devices and accessories. In addition to the new Air Mouse Voice, Gyration offers a broad range of ‘gyroscopic’ computer input devices including Air Mouse GO Plus, Air Mouse Elite and Air Mouse Mobile; as well as Gyration Wireless Keyboards and Air Mouse accessories. Learn more at http://www.gyration.com/.

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SMK Electronics to Show One Step ‘Snap to Lock’ PV Module Connectors at Solar Power International 2016

PV-03 Photovoltaic Connectors make solar power system installation quicker, more reliable and less expensive

September 12th, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada--SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., a division of SMK Corporation, a global developer and manufacturer of solar energy system photovoltaic module components, announced today that it will showcase its family of PV-03 Photovoltaic Module Connectors this week at Solar Power International (SPI), to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 12th-15th (North Hall; booth # 410).

“Projected to grow a staggering 119% in 2016, the U.S. solar market is forecast to reach 16 gigawatts of installed solar by the year’s end—more than doubling that of 2015,” said Paul Evans, President of SMK Electronics Corporation. “Serving the needs of this emerging industry, SMK’s family of PV-03 Connectors is designed to streamline photovoltaic module installation—providing a one-step ‘snap to lock’ cable connection that is quicker, more precise and less expensive than traditional PV module connectors.”

PV-03 Photovoltaic Module Connectors

Featuring a one step ‘snap to lock’ mating system, SMK Electronics’ PV-03 Photovoltaic Connectors enable quick, accurate solar panel interconnection, helping to eliminate installer errors in the field or factory installation of photovoltaic systems. Supporting all popular cable diameters including 600 Volt, 1000 Volt and 1500 Volt DC systems, SMK’s PV-03 Connectors meet the NEC2008 standard for safe installation of electrical wiring. Further, the IP67-rated PV-03 connectors are UV and ozone resistant, UL approved, and designed for use with leading PV solar module products.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of solar energy system components. With local R&D and manufacturing facilities, in coordination with SMK’s manufacturing centers worldwide, SMK Electronics U.S.A. is uniquely positioned to supply the U.S. solar industry with innovative, reliable and cost-effective solar energy system components, For more information, visit http://www.smkusa.com/.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced New Set-Top Box Remote Controls at IBC2016

New ‘Evolution’ Remote Gives Pay TV Operators a Wide Choice of User Interface, Wireless Protocol and Case Customization Options

September 8th, 2016, AMSTERDAM--SMK Electronics (Europe) Limited, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, announced today that it will showcase several new advanced remote control solutions, including the ‘Evolution’ set-top box remote, this week at IBC2016 (September 9th-13th, RAI Amsterdam, booth# 1.A46).

“We are pleased to be showing our newest remote controls at IBC2016,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President, SMK Electronics Europe Limited. “As Pay TV Operators enhance their services with greater content choices and more advanced services, the user’s content search function becomes progressively more challenging—requiring a more sophisticated remote control. Going forward, satisfaction with Pay TV services will depend, in part, upon the effectiveness of the subscriber’s primary interaction with this content—the set-top box remote control.

“Enabling more intuitive subscriber control over content, SMK’s advanced remote controls give Pay TV Operators a wide choice of cost-effective solutions,” continued Mr. Delanoeije, “solutions that integrate the latest human factor and usability principles to reduce task complexity and maximize subscriber engagement.”

SMK’s ‘Evolution’ Remote Control

Designed primarily for Pay TV applications, SMK’s ‘Evolution’ set-top box remote offers two models: a full-sized remote hosting up to 47 keys; and a smaller 9-16 key version. Both support the latest user interface (UI) options, e.g., Voice Command, Gesture-Based Navigation and Touchpad Cursor Control, powered by IR, RF, Bluetooth® LE, ZigBee® RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct® wireless protocols.
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. Through local R&D and manufacturing facilities, in concert with SMK’s R&D and manufacturing centers worldwide, SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. is positioned to offer the Pay TV industry cost-effective remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. Visit www.smkeurope.com.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Remote Controls at the CableLabs® Summer Conference 2016

August 8th, 2016, Keystone Colorado--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and electronic components, announced today that it will be showcasing several new advanced remote control solutions this week at the CableLabs® Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 7th – 10th in Keystone, Colorado, is open only to registered Cable Operator attendees and participating vendors.

“We are pleased to be demonstrating our newest cable remote control solutions at CableLabs’ Summer Conference,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Cable Operators enhance their digital TV services with greater content choices and more advanced services, the search interface progressively requires a more intuitive remote control device. Subscriber engagement will depend, in part, upon the effectiveness of the user’s interaction to these services—the set-top box remote control.

“SMK’s remote control solutions not only give the subscriber more intuitive control of advanced entertainment content,” continued Mr. Evans, “they provide the Cable Operator with solutions incorporating human factors & usability principles to minimize task complexity, while enabling user ease in connecting to and interacting with entertainment content.”

SMK’s ‘Evolution’ Remote Control

Designed primarily for cable entertainment applications, SMK’s ‘Evolution’ set-top box remote control is available in two model solutions: a traditionally sized full-function remote hosting up to 47 keys; and a smaller 9-16 key version. Both support the latest user interface (UI) options (including Voice Command, Gesture-Based Navigation and Touchpad Cursor Control), powered by IR, RF, Zigbee® RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct® communications protocols.
About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A. is a 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, in coordination with SMK’s design and manufacturing centers worldwide, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to supply the Cable Industry with technologically advanced, cost-effective set-top box remote control solutions. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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New USB-C Multi-Port Hub Provides the Power of a Desktop Docking Station in a Portable Size

July 18th, 2016, CAMARILLO, Calif.--SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., today introduced the USB-C Multi-Port Hub (Model VP6920). Designed for laptop computers using a USB-C port interface, the ultra-portable USB-C Multi-Port Hub enables multiple connectivity options, including a USB-C charging port, an HDMI HD/4K video port, a Gigabit Ethernet Port, three high-speed USB 3.0 Ports, and SD & Micro SD Memory Card Readers.

“Utilizing a single USB-C port, our new USB-C Multi-Port Hub enables all of the computer connectivity you’ll ever need: providing the options of a desktop docking station in a portable size,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Replacing a handful of adapters, the Multi-Port Hub does not require power to supply HDMI, network adapter, SD Card Reader and USB 3.0 connections. Plugged in, however, it also provides power to external USB drives while charging your laptop.

“The Multi-Port Hub is perhaps the easiest docking station you will ever own; but more important is the broad range of applications it enables,” continued Mr. Blair. “Connect your USB-C enabled laptop directly to local area networks, view HD and UHD (4K) video via HDMI on external TVs and displays, connect via high speed USB 3.0 ports to printers and solid state drives, capture photographs from SD and Micro SD memory cards and more. And when it’s time to travel, simply slip the portable Multi-Port Hub into your laptop bag, and take this universe of connectivity with you.”

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The new USB-C Multi-Port Hub provides the power of a desktop docking station in a portable size (SMK-Link Model VP6920).

  • Features:
    • Provides desktop docking station power in a portable size
    • Replaces a handful of USB-C adapters
    • Unpowered: provides network, HDMI, USB and Card Reader connectivity
    • Powered: also powers external USB drives while charging laptop
    • Easiest, most powerful portable USB-C Hub available
  • Added Ports:
    • USB-C Charging Port
    • HDMI HD Video Port (up to 4K)
    • Gigabit Ethernet Port
    • Three high speed USB 3.0 Ports
    • SD & Micro SD Memory Card Readers
  • Specifications:
    • Ultra-portable (≈ 4” x 2.5” x 0.5”)
    • Windows® & OS X® compatible
  • Availability
    • Available: July 2016
    • MSRP: $99.99
    • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
About SMK Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., is a global supplier of computer input devices and mobile device peripherals. In addition to its new VP6920 USB-C Multi-Port Hub, the company offers a broad range of TAA Compliant input devices, award-winning RemotePoint® Presentation Remotes, and Gyration® Air Mouse® products. Learn more at www.smklink.com.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase New Set-top Remote Controls at the ABTA 2016 Expo & Conference

SMK’s Advanced PayTV Remotes Designed to Optimize Subscriber Engagement

June 28th, 2016, SÃO PAULO--SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture of OEM remote controls, announced today that it will showcase a new family of advanced PayTV remote controls at this week’s ABTA Expo & Conference (booth #59), to be held June 29th through July 1st at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

“Providing intuitive control of advanced PayTV content, SMK’s remote controls are designed to optimize subscriber engagement and loyalty,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As PayTV operators compete to expand services throughout South America, success will depend in part upon the effectiveness of the end user’s interface to these services—the set-top box remote control. SMK’s advanced remote solutions not only give the subscriber intuitive control of PayTV content, they provide the operator with solutions that are customizable, robust and cost-effective.”

Advanced remote control solutions from SMK Electronics give PayTV operators a broad choice of wireless communication protocols--enabling the selection of a single remote to serve a multiple set-top box environment. Supporting the latest user interface (UI) options, case customization and the addition of regional and unique Audio and Video Device Libraries, SMK’s remote controls put subscribers in complete command of their entertainment services, while providing PayTV operators with solutions that, designed and manufactured locally, reduce logistics, call center, purchasing and engineering costs.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls and electronic components. Through its local R&D and manufacturing facilities, in coordination with SMK’s R&D and manufacturing centers worldwide, SMK Electronics U.S.A. is uniquely positioned to supply the South American PayTV industry with advanced remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit SMK Electronics.

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SMK Electronics to Present Advanced HMI Solutions at Display Week 2016

New Touch-Panel Displays from SMK Offer ‘Multi-Touch,’ ‘Tactile Feedback’ and ‘Touch-Less’ Control Interface Options

May 24th, 2016, SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, announced today that it will demonstrate its family of automotive HMI solutions during this week’s Display Week 2016 Conference (booth #1305, San Jose Convention Center).

“We are pleased to be showcasing our latest HMI technology displays at Display Week 2016,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “The future developments of HMI are becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry; and SMK Electronics, providing proven solutions supported by localized development and manufacturing, is ideally positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with cost-effective solutions.”

SMK’s Automotive HMI Solutions

SMK Electronics’ family of advanced in-dash touch panels includes ‘Multi-Touch’ displays offering multi-point touch detection and pinch control operations, new capacitive displays that provide ‘Tactile Feedback’ to the user, and ‘Touch-Less’ panel displays utilizing SMK’s proprietary ‘Proximity & Hover’ sensing technology. Additionally, SMK will showcase its steering wheel capacitive touch solution and seamless switch solutions.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is a 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 Center in San Diego, California, and its manufacturing facility in Mexico, and in coordination with SMK’s R&D and manufacturing centers worldwide, SMK Electronics U.S.A. is uniquely positioned to supply the U.S. auto industry with technologically-advanced, cost-effective in-dash display and external camera systems. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SmartSound® Launches Sonicfire® Pro 6

A New Landmark in Music Soundtrack Creation

May 24th, 2016, Beaufort, SC, SmartSound® Software, Inc., the leader in fully-customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation technology, today announced Sonicfire® Pro 6—a software revolution in soundtrack creation technology. Seamlessly integrated with SmartSound’s extensive Royalty-Free Music Library, Sonicfire Pro 6 brings powerful new technologies to the selection, customization and integration of music tracks for video production.

““Sonicfire Pro 6 is nothing less than a revolution in soundtrack creation technology,” said Kevin Klingler, president and CEO of SmartSound Software, Inc. Its sleek new user interface puts your favorite tools and options all at your fingertips. A powerful new Sound Engine makes track selection and timeline activity faster and more responsive than ever before; while a newly updated Timing Control technology lets you easily move individual track beats much more accurately to match your video —a first in the video editing industry.”
“Sonicfire Pro 6’s track customization options, including advanced Mood Mapping and Variation selection, are supported by automated mix or version capabilities,” continued Mr. Klingler. “And a new Cut-Picture-To-Music feature allows video editors to work with a wide variety of edit options in their NLE that will work with SmartSound tracks. These new features, among many others, help make Sonicfire Pro 6 the most effective soundtrack creation product ever built.”

About Sonicfire Pro 6s

New from SmartSound Software, Inc., Sonicfire® Pro 6 software enables the effortless selection, customization and integration of music from the company’s industry-acclaimed music library–exporting tracks for video production that are precisely timed, mixed to mood, contoured to changes in visual content, and royalty free.
Sonicfire Pro 6 Media Points

  1. Industry-Leading Music Track Customization
    • Custom Lengths: Precise length specification
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About SmartSound Software

SmartSound Software, Inc., headquartered in Beaufort, SC, is the world's leading provider of customizable royalty-free music and soundtrack creation solutions for entertainment and media content creators. New from SmartSound, Sonicfire® Pro 6 software offers a new level of music customization for music using the company’s extensive Royalty-Free Music Library.

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SMK Electronics Presentará Controles Remotos para Decodificadores de “Próxima Generación” en Expo Andina Link 2016

Los nuevos controles remotos “Evolution” y “Voice Navigator” dan a los proveedores de televisión digital una amplia selección de soluciones rentables

March 1st, 2016, Cartagena, Colombia--SMK Electronics, una división de SMK Corporation, uno de los principales fabricantes del mundo de controles remotos de fabricantes de equipos originales, presentará familias de productos de controles remotos de “próxima generación”, esta semana, en Expo Andina Link 2016 (stand n.º 46). Mediante la incorporación de un diseño de última generación y avances de la tecnología inalámbrica, los nuevos controles remotos para decodificadores “Evolution” y “Voice Navigator” dan a los proveedores de televisión digital una amplia selección de soluciones rentables.

“Los nuevos controles remotos 'Evolution' y 'Voice Navigator' de SMK cambian las reglas del juego,” afirma Paul Evans, presidente de SMK Electronics Corporation. “Gracias la integración de un diseño de última generación y avances de la tecnología inalámbrica, nuestros controles remotos admiten una amplia gama de opciones de interfaz de usuario (IU), protocolos inalámbricos y factores de forma, y hacen posible que los proveedores de televisión digital cuenten con una amplia selección de soluciones de 'próxima generación' rentables”.

Controles remotos “Evolution” y “Voice Navigator”

El nuevo control remoto “Evolution” de SMK Electronics (disponible en modelos de 9-16 y 47 botones) utiliza la tecnología inalámbrica IR, RF, Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, RF4CE o Wi-Fi Direct®, según la elección del proveedor, para alimentar una serie de opciones de interfaz de usuario; mientras que el elegante “Voice Navigator” (un control remoto compacto que admite hasta 20 botones) utiliza Bluetooth® de baja energía para ofrecer los “comandos de voz” a las aplicaciones de televisión paga.

Acerca de SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics es la división de EE. UU. de SMK Corporation, un líder mundial en el diseño, desarrollo y en la fabricación de controles remotos de fabricantes de equipos originales con una producción mundial de más de 70 millones de unidades por año. Con instalaciones de fabricación, investigación y desarrollo, y oficinas de ventas en todo el mundo, SMK Electronics está en una posición única para ofrecer a la industria de TV digital de Sudamérica soluciones de control remoto de fabricantes de equipos originales que soportan ricos contenidos multimedia interactivos y funciones avanzadas de televisión. Para obtener más información, contacte a SMK Electonica Brasil Ltda o visite SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group y SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics to Introduce ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls at CableLabs® Winter Conference

New ‘Next Generation’ Set-top Box Remote Controls Give Pay TV Providers a Wide Choice of Cost-Effective Solutions

February 9th, 2016, Orlando Florida--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, will introduce two new ‘next generation’ remote control product families this week at the CableLabs® Winter Conference. Incorporating the latest design and wireless technology advances, SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote controls offer an array of advanced interface options—giving cable TV providers a wide choice of cost-effective solutions. The Conference, to be held this week in Orlando, Florida, is open only to registered Cable Operator attendees and participating vendors.

“SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote controls are game changers,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “Utilizing the latest industrial design and wireless technology advances, they support a broad spectrum of user interface options—giving Pay TV providers a wide choice of ‘next generation’ remote control solutions.

“SMK remote controls are both customizable and cost-effective,” continued Mr. Evans. “Produced via localized R&D and manufacturing centers, they give Pay TV providers solutions offering the complete range of user interface modalities, extensive customization options and a quick time to market."

‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls

SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ remote control (available in both 47-key and 9-16-key models) utilizes the service provider’s choice of IR, RF, Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, RF4CE or Wi-Fi Direct® wireless technologies to power an array of user interface options; while the sleek new ‘Voice Navigator’ (a compact remote supporting up to 20 keys) utilizes Bluetooth® Low Energy to bring ‘voice command’ to Pay TV applications.

About SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls and components. Through its local R&D and Manufacturing facilities, in coordination with SMK’s R&D and Manufacturing Centers worldwide, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the industry with technologically advanced, cost-effective solutions.

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SMK Electronics Announces Relocation and Expansion of Its SMK and SMK-Link Northern California Offices

February 8th, 2016, Chula Vista California--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics components, announced today the relocation and expansion of the its SMK and SMK-Link San Jose business offices. Previously located at 2001 Gateway Place, Ste. 3030E, the company’s new Northern California facilities are located at 2077 Gateway Place, Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95110.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our San Jose office facilities,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “To better serve our mobile electronics, automotive and home entertainment customers in the area, this expansion, which involved relocation to a new 3,600 square-foot facility, is now completed. We look forward to providing our valued Northern California customers with enhanced account management and sales support services."

SMK Electronics New San Jose Office Address:

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.,
2077 Gateway Place, Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95110
+1 (408) 436-2206"

About SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, automotive camera and touch-panel display systems, and mobile electronic components. Through its local Research & Development, Sales Support and Manufacturing facilities, in coordination with SMK’s R&D and Manufacturing Centers worldwide, SMK Electronics Corporation is uniquely positioned to provide the U.S. Consumer Electronics, Automotive and Home Entertainment industries with technologically advanced, robust, cost-effective products and solutions. Learn more at http://www.smkusa.com/.

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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.

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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/.

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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/.

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

October 13th, 2015, NEW ORLEANS--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.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase One Step ‘Snap to Lock’ PV Module Connectors at Solar Power International 2015

September 14th, 2015, Anaheim, California--a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics components, automotive information systems and OEM remote controls, announced today that it will showcase its PV-03 Photovoltaic Module Connectors this week at Solar Power International (SPI), to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, September 14th-17th (booth # 2349).

“Solar power installations in the U.S. have grown more than 700% over the last four years, with residential installations seeing their best quarter ever in 2015,” said Paul Evans, President of SMK Electronics Corporation. “To serve the needs of this emerging market, SMK’s family of PV-03 Connectors was created to streamline the PV module installation process. Providing a one-step ‘snap to lock’ cable connection, PV-03 Connectors take the guess work out of solar system installation — making PV module installation more precise and less expensive.”

PV-03 Photovoltaic Module Connectors

Featuring a one step ‘snap to lock’ mating system, SMK Electronics’ PV-03 Photovoltaic Connectors help eliminate installer error — enabling quick, accurate field or factory installation of PV modules and systems. Supporting all popular cable diameters for both 600 and 1000 Volt DC systems, PV-03 Connectors meet the NEC2008 standard for safe installation of electrical wiring. IP67-rated, PV-03 Connectors are also sealed against dust and water, UV and ozone resistant, UL approved and designed-in for use with Sharp, Kyocera, Sanyo/Panasonic and Mitsubishi Electric PV solar modules, among others

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is a division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of electronic components, automotive information systems, and OEM remote controls. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK maintains local Research & Development operations in San Diego and a factory in Tijuana, Mexico, in coordination with SMK’s global network of R&D centers and manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit http://www.smkusa.com/.

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SMK Electronics to Unveil New ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ Remote Controls at IBC2015

September 10th, 2015, AMSTERDAM--SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd., a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, announced today that it will unveil two new families of advanced OEM remote controls this week at the IBC2015 Conference and Exhibition. ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator” products give service providers state-of-the-art remote control solutions utilizing the latest interface, communications and ergonomic advances. See active demonstrations of ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ remote control units at IBC2015 (RAI Amsterdam, September 10th to 15th, in Hall 1.A46).

“As digital television services become more advanced, the subscriber’s access to these services, the set-top box remote control, must similarly evolve,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Electronics (Europe) Ltd. “SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ and ‘Voice Navigator’ products give service providers a wide choice of remote control solutions supporting the latest user interface (UI) technologies--ergonomically advanced remotes that are both cost-effective and customizable.”

SMK’s new ‘Evolution’ family of high-end off-the-shelf remote controls includes a full-function model hosting up to 47 keys, together with a smaller 9-16 key version for OTT and streaming applications. Both support Infrared, Bluetooth® LE, RF, Zigbee® RF4CE and Wi-Fi Direct® wireless communications. Additionally, SMK’s new ‘Voice Navigator,’ a streamlined remote control designed specifically for OTT, consumer and streaming applications, supports as many as 20 keys while providing a Voice-Over-RF user command interface powered by Bluetooth® Low Energy communications.

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 with global production of more than 70 million units annually. 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 Pay TV market OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkeurope.com.

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced PayTV Remote Controls at the ABTA 2015 Expo & Conference

New Set-Top Box Remotes Give Subscribers Voice Access to VoD and OTT Entertainment Programming

August 4th, 2015, SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A., a leading global manufacturer of remote controls and consumer electronics components, announced today that it will show a variety of advanced PayTV remote control solutions during this week’s ABTA Expo & Conference, to be held August 4th-6th at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

SMK’s PayTV remote controls provide the subscriber with the latest user interface (UI) options, while allowing operators to choose a single remote solution that can serve a multiple set-top box environment. Allowing customization including case branding, SMK solutions readily support the addition of regional and unique Audio and Video Device Libraries; and manufactured locally, they reduce logistics, call center, purchasing and engineering costs.

“Utilizing Bluetooth® LE and RF4CE wireless technologies, SMK’s remote control solutions provide the latest user interface options including ‘Voice-Over RF’ and ‘Gesture-Based’ screen navigation,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As PayTV operators compete to expand services, success will depend in part upon the subscriber’s interface to these services—the set-top remote control. Providing intuitive control for the most advanced PayTV content, SMK’s remote control solutions are designed to optimize subscriber engagement and loyalty.”

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. 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.

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced-Performance Remote Controls at the CableLabs® Summer Conference

New Cable Remotes Utilize Advanced RF Technologies to Power ‘Voice Command’ and ‘Gesture-Based’ Navigation

August 3rd, KEYSTONE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and electronic components, announced today that it will be showcasing a family of advanced-performance remote control solutions during this week’s CableLabs® Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 2nd – 5th in Keystone, Colorado, is open only to registered Cable Operator attendees and participating vendors.

SMK’s advanced remote control solutions utilize Bluetooth® Smart, Wi-Fi Direct®, ZigBee® and RF4CE wireless technologies to power the latest user interface (UI) options including ‘Voice Command’ and 6-Axis ‘Gesture-Based’ navigation. Manufactured and supported locally, SMK remote controls are engineered to reduce development time and deployment cost, while supporting technical customization and operator brand differentiation.

“We are pleased to be demonstrating our newest remote control solutions at this year’s CableLabs Summer Conference,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Cable Operators deploy the next wave of digital video services, the subscriber’s interface via the set-top box remote control will be a key element in securing customer engagement and retention.


“Leveraging advanced RF communications, remote control solutions from SMK enable the latest interface advances including voice-command and gesture-based navigation,” continued Mr. Evans. “These interface modalities are becoming drivers in the new Digital Television experience and, manufactured and supported locally, SMK solutions are designed to optimize subscriber satisfaction while reducing lead time and logistics supply chain costs.”

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. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of more than 70 million units annually. SMK Electronics maintains local Research & Development operations in San Diego and a factory in Tijuana, Mexico, in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories. For more information, visit SMK Electronics.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Set-Top Box Remote Controls at Expo-convención Tepal 2015

New PayTV Remotes Support Multiple Set-Top Devices— Cutting Costs and Optimizing Subscriber Engagement

July 23rd, 2015, PANAMÁ CITY, Republic of Panamá--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, announced today that it will showcase a family of advanced set-top box remote controls this week in Panamá City at Expo-convención Tepal 2015 (Hotel Sheraton, July 23rd and 24th, booth #12).

SMK’s remote control solutions allow PayTV operators to adopt just one model to serve a multiple set-top box environment. Supporting customization options including service provider branding and the addition of regional and unique Audio and Video Device Libraries, SMK remotes reduce logistics, call center, purchasing and engineering costs, while increasing subscriber usability and satisfaction.

“Utilizing advanced wireless technologies, SMK’s remote control solutions provide the latest user interface (UI) options including ‘Voice-Over RF’ and ‘Gesture-Based’ screen navigation,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As PayTV operators compete to expand services in Latin America, success will depend heavily upon the subscriber’s interface to these services—the set-top box remote control. Providing intuitive control for the most advanced PayTV content, SMK’s remote control solutions are designed to optimize subscriber adoption, engagement and loyalty.”

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. 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.

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SMK Electronics to Demo Advanced HMI Solutions & External Auto Camera Modules at Display Week 2015

New Advanced Touch-Panel Displays from SMK Offer ‘Multi-Touch,’ ‘Tactile Feedback’ and ‘Touch-Less’ Control Interface Options

June 2nd, 2015, SAN JOSE, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, announced today that it will demonstrate a new family of automotive HMI solutions, together with advanced 1 Megapixel CMOS automotive camera modules, during this week’s Display Week 2015 Conference (booth #119, San Jose Convention Center).

“We are pleased to be showcasing several innovative new touch-panel displays at Display Week 2015,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation “In-dash displays, along with external camera systems, are becoming standard in automobiles produced throughout the U.S.; and SMK Electronics, providing proven solutions supported by localized development and manufacturing, is ideally positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with cost-effective in-dash display and HD camera solutions.”

SMK’s Automotive Touch-Panel Solutions and HD Camera modules

SMK Electronics’ family of advanced in-dash touch panels includes innovative ‘Multi-Touch’ displays offering multi-point touch detection and pinch control operations, new capacitive displays that provide ‘Tactile Feedback’ to the user, and ‘Touch-Less’ panel displays utilizing SMK’s proprietary ‘Proximity & Hover’ sensing technology.

Additionally, SMK will showcase its family of 1-Megapixel CMOS automotive camera modules. Producing non-compressed digital streaming @ 30fps over a wide range of viewing angles, they feature water-repellent antifouling lens coatings to reduce grime accumulation while enhancing performance. Requiring minimal mechanical footprints, SMK’s IP67-rated camera modules are specifically designed for auto rearview, front-view and side-mirror system 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. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of 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 www.smkusa.com.

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New Keyboard from SMK-Link Electronics Pairs Simultaneously with iPads®, iPhones®, Android® Tablets, Smartphones, PCs and Macs—Switching Between Them ‘On the Fly’

June 2nd, 2015, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics U.S., today announced availability of the company’s Blu-Link™ Multi-Host Bluetooth® Keyboard—a versatile, compact keyboard that works with iPads®, iPhones®, Android® tablets, and all Mac and Bluetooth-enabled Windows® PCs. Pairing with up to eight devices simultaneously, the Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard provides typing input for smartphones, tablets and PCs--switching between them ‘on the fly.’

“SMK-Link is excited to announce availability of the new Blu-Link™ Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard,” stated John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “As sales of Apple® iPads, iPhones Android tablets and smartphones continue to grow, the need for a keyboard that can connect to many devices grows. The Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard can be used with a single device or paired to as many as eight devices. Once set up, switching between them is as seamless as hitting the host select key and device number of your choice. No need to disconnect and repair every time you need a fully functional keyboard on another device.”

Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard

SMK-Link Electronics’ new Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard pairs simultaneously with tablets, smartphones and PCs, hosting as many as eight at a time and switching between them ‘on the fly.’ Supporting iOS®, Android, OS X® and Bluetooth-enabled Windows devices, the new Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard has an MSLP of $59.99, and is available now.

About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics U.S., is a global provider of computer input devices and mobile tablet accessories. SMK-Link’s industry-acclaimed family of RemotePoint® presenter remotes, together with its award-winning line of Gyration® Air Mouse products, provides handheld PC control for business, classroom and professional presentations, as well as a broad range of commercial, medical and government applications.

Additionally, SMK-Link provides the PadDock™ family of mobile tablet accessories, the Blu-Link™ collection of wireless Bluetooth® peripherals, and VersaPoint® line of computer keyboards and mice. For more information, see SMK-Link Electronics online at www.smklink.com.

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VRM Telematics Introduces Sentinel™ to Keep Teenage Drivers Safer Behind the Wheel

‘Reporting Automobile Cellphone Use In Real Time, VRM’s Sentinel Provides the Accountability Necessary to Enforce Safe Driving Behavior

April 21st, 2015, RIDGELAND, Mississippi--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April is the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and VRM Telematics is celebrating with today’s introduction of Sentinel™—a new consumer-based auto product that senses and reports incidents of cellphone use while behind the wheel. Created to curtail distracted driving due to mobile phone use, Sentinel is an ideal solution for parents of younger drivers: providing the accountability necessary to enforce safe driving behavior.

“The risks of distracted driving are substantial; but for teenage drivers they’re even greater,” said Jeremy Chalmers from VRM Telematics. “According to the CDC, teenage drivers are nearly 3 times more likely to be involved in serious auto crashes. But when talking, or worse yet texting behind the wheel, their risks are much higher. The National Safety Council reports that texting while driving increases the risk of auto crashes by up to 23 times.”

“Sentinel was developed to help parents enforce safe driving behavior,” continued Mr. Chalmers. “Unlike any generation before them, today’s teenagers are inseparable from their cellphones—staying in communication with one another 24/7. With Sentinel, parents will know immediately if their children are talking or texting while driving; where they are, even how fast they are going. More importantly, their teenagers will know that they’ll know. And this real-time accountability will ensure their compliance—dramatically reducing their risk of crash and serious injury behind the wheel.”

How Sentinel Works

Sentinel, new from VRM Telematics, effectively reports cellphone use while a vehicle is in motion. Easily installed in your car, it senses and reports cellphone activity to your online Sentinel account, which then notifies you in real time via email or text message. Unlike mobile phone Apps, which monitor activity only of the phone on which they’re installed, Sentinel tracks all cellphone use inside the car: issuing event reports that include vehicle speed, time and location. Learn more at www.DriveWithSentinel.com.

About VRM Telematics

VRM Telematics, LLC, is a privately held company with offices in Ridgeland, MS. Our team of investors, entrepreneurs and employees create and promote solutions to end distracted driving, reduce accidents and provide parents with a means to encourage safe driving habits in their children.

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SMK Introduces ‘Voice Command’ and ‘6-Axis Motion Sensing’ Remote Controls at TV Connect 2015

New Bluetooth® Smart Remotes Combine Advanced UI Options and Low Power Consumption for Pay TV and Set-top Box Applications

April 28th, 2015, LONDON --(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Europe, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced availability of two new advanced consumer remote controls. Enabling ‘Motion Pointing’ and ‘Voice Command’ interface options, SMK’s new off-the-shelf remotes will provide next-generation user interaction with Pay TV and Set-top Box applications. Powered by Bluetooth® Smart RF, SMK’s new remote controls, which feature low power consumption, reduced costs and a quick time to market, will be unveiled this week at TV Connect 2015 (booth #55, Excel London).

“We are excited to extend our portfolio of advanced remote control solutions with two new Bluetooth® smart-enabled models that offer keyboard, voice command and 6-axis motion-sensing interfaces,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President, SMK Europe. “As rich content, Internet and advanced gaming applications continue to gain traction in Pay Television and Connected TV markets, the user’s interface to this content, the consumer’s remote control, has become an essential element of subscriber satisfaction and retention.”

“Utilizing Bluetooth® Smart RF technology from Dialog Semiconductor in tandem with optional MotionEngine™ software from Hillcrest Labs, SMK’s new remote controls deliver high-performance in reduced consumption solutions,” added Mr. Delanoeije. “With their reduced cost and quick time to market, SMK’s remote controls are an ideal choice for OEMs looking to deploy next-generation Smart TVs, set-top boxes, media players, PCs and other consumer entertainment devices. The emerging Pay TV market has created the need for a robust, standards-based RF technology, and Bluetooth® Smart is positioned to fulfill this need.”

New from SMK for TV Connect 2015

SMK’s new remote control solutions utilize Dialog Semiconductor’s DA14580 Bluetooth® Smart System-on-Chip (SoC) to significantly reduce power consumption and costs while enhancing subscriber usability. “Dialog strives to bring connectivity solutions such as the highly efficient, low power DA14580 SmartBond to a wider market,” said Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President, Dialog Semiconductor. “With the continuing success of the SmartBond DA14580, we are ideally positioned to take advantage of the tremendous growth of Bluetooth Smart applications for the HID market.”

Additionally, SMK will introduce a 6-axis motion-sensing in-air pointing remote control powered by Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® MotionEngine™ Smart TV software. “We’re again proud to partner with SMK to create a high performance, cost effective motion-sensing remote control solution,” said Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Hillcrest Labs. “Driven by increased industry focus on user experience, motion-sensing remote controls are emerging as essential elements of today’s Smart TV and set-top box product offerings.”

About SMK Electronics

SMK Europe is the European division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of more than 60 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in Newton Aycliffe, UK, its manufacturing facility in Bekesczaba, Hungary, SMK Europe is uniquely positioned to provide the Consumer Electronics industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkeurope.com.

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced ‘Voice-Over RF’ and Bluetooth® Smart Set-Top Box Remote Controls at Andina Link Expo 2015

March 4th, 2015, CARTAGENA, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls, will be showcasing a family of advanced Digital TV remote controls, including new ‘Voice Over RF’ and Bluetooth® Smart models, during this week’s Andina Link Expo 2015 (Area B, booth #74a). The Expo, to be held March 3rd through March 5th in Cartagena, Colombia, is one of the most prestigious telecom fairs in Latin America.

“We are excited this week at Andina Link 2015 to be showcasing the most advanced Digital TV remote controls in the industry,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As telecom providers continue to expand in South America, offering Digital TV services that are more advanced, the subscriber’s interface with these new services, the set-top box remote control, must also evolve to secure consumer engagement, adoption and loyalty.

“Additionally at Andina Link, SMK would like to welcome Mr. Jorge Contreras to our South American sales team,” continued Mr. Evans. “Mr. Contreras, working locally in Bogotá, brings a wealth of telecom technology and account management experience to his SMK sales role here in Colombia.”

Utilizing the latest wireless technologies, including Bluetooth® Smart, Wi-Fi Direct®, ZigBee® and RF4CE communications, SMK’s advanced set-top box remote controls offer the full range of user interface (UI) options. Providing voice command, touchpad pointing and 6-axis gesture-based navigation, SMK’s Digital TV remote controls provide an enhanced subscriber experience.

SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls with global production of greater than 70 million units annually. With manufacturing facilities, Research & Development and sales offices worldwide, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide South America’s Digital TV industry with OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, contact SMK Electonica Brasil Ltda or visit SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group and SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced ‘Voice-Over RF’ and Bluetooth® Smart Set-Top Remote Controls at CableLabs® Winter Conference

March 2nd, 2015, ORLANDO, Florida--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, will be demonstrating new advanced set-top remote controls, including new ‘Voice Over RF’ and Bluetooth® Smart models offering pointing and voice command interface options, during this week’s CableLabs Winter Conference. The Conference, to be held March 1st through the 4th in Orlando Florida, is open only to registered cable operators and participating vendors.

“This week at the CableLabs Winter Conference, we are excited to be showcasing several new advanced Cable TV remote controls, including ‘Voice-Over RF’ and Bluetooth® Smart models,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As cable-delivered products and services grow more complex and continue to expand, the subscriber’s interface, the Set-top Box remote control, must similarly evolve to enable navigation of these new digital TV services.”

Utilizing the latest wireless technologies including Bluetooth® Smart, Wi-Fi Direct®, ZigBee® and RF4CE communications, SMK’s advanced Cable TV remote controls offer the full spectrum of user interface (UI) options for the control of rich media content. With options that include voice command, touchpad pointing and 6-axis gesture-based navigation, SMK’s Set-top remote controls provide an enhanced user experience with Digital TV services.

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 global production of greater 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 Pay TV industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Introduces New ‘Voice Command’ and ‘6-Axis Motion Sensing’ Remote Controls at CES 2015

New Bluetooth® Smart Remotes Bring Advanced Interface Options and Low Power Consumption to Pay TV Rich Media Applications and Services

January 7th, 2015, LAS VEGAS, Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced development of two new off-the-shelf advanced consumer remote controls offering pointing and voice command interface options powered by Bluetooth® Smart power effective RF technology. Created to meet consumer demand for intuitive control of next-generation smart TV and set-top box applications, SMK’s two new remote controls, which offer advanced interface options and a short time to market, will be unveiled this week at International CES 2015 (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

“We are excited to extend our portfolio of advanced remote control solutions with two new Bluetooth® smart-enabled models that offer keyboard, voice command and 6-axis motion-sensing interfaces,” said Paul Evans, president, SMK Electronics Corporation. “As rich content, rich media, Internet and gaming content continue to gain traction in Pay Television and Connected TV markets, the remote control, the user’s interface to this content, has become an essential element of subscriber satisfaction and retention.”

“Utilizing Bluetooth® Smart low energy RF technology from Dialog Semiconductor, in tandem with optional MotionEngine™ software from Hillcrest Labs, our new remote controls provide high-performance, low-cost solutions for OEMs looking to deploy next-generation Smart TVs, set-top boxes, media players, PCs and other consumer entertainment devices,” added Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Europe. “The emerging Pay TV market, in combination with remote control capabilities and interoperability demanded by the consumer, has created the need for a robust, low-power, standards-based RF technology. Bluetooth® Smart is ideally positioned to fulfill this need.”

New from SMK for CES 2015

SMK’s new remote control models, offering voice-command, cursor-pointing and motion-sensing interface options, utilize Dialog Semiconductor’s DA14580 Bluetooth® Smart System-on-Chip (SoC): one of the world’s smallest and most integrated Bluetooth® Smart solutions. Combining low power consumption with minimal dependence on external components, the DA14580 significantly reduces production costs while enhancing subscriber usability, allowing SMK to deliver the most consumer-friendly, cost-effective remote controls available.

“Dialog strives to bring state-of-the-art connectivity solutions such as the highly efficient, low-power DA14580 SmartBond to a wider market, providing OEMs with the benefit of minimized development cost and drastically reduced time-to-market,” said Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity, Automotive & Industrial Business Group at Dialog. “With the continuing success of the SmartBond DA14580, we have shown that we are ideally positioned to take advantage of the tremendous growth of Bluetooth Smart applications for the HID market, which helps validate the company’s diversification strategy.”

Additionally at CES15, SMK will introduce a 6-axis in-air pointing remote model, with cursor control and motion-sensing powered by Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® MotionEngine™ Smart TV software. “We’re again proud to partner with SMK, a trusted industry supplier of durable high quality remote controls, to create a cost-effective and high-performance solution to meet this market need,” said Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Hillcrest Labs. “Driven by increased industry focus on user experience, and fueled by the market penetration of Android™ and Windows® 8 operating systems, pointing- and motion-enabled remote controls are essential elements of today’s Smart TV, set-top box, media player and PC product offerings.”

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. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of more than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in San Diego, California, its manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, and in coordination with worldwide SMK R&D Centers and factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Consumer Electronics industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com and www.smkeurope.com.

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SMK-Link Electronics to Introduce New PadDock™ and Blu-Link™ Tablet Accessories at 2015 CES

New products at CES 2015: PadDock Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand | Blu-Link NFC Stereo Speaker System 225 | Blu-Link Folding Bluetooth® Keyboard & Tablet Stand | Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard

January 6th, 2015, LAS VEGAS, Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls, will introduce several exciting new additions to its PadDock™ and Blu-Link™ Mobile Accessory product lines at 2015 International CES. New additions include the PadDock Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand, the Blu-Link NFC Stereo Speaker System 225, the Blu-Link Folding Keyboard & Tablet Stand, and the Blu-Link Multi-Connect Bluetooth Keyboard. Visit SMK-Link to see them all at CES (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

“SMK-Link is excited to be introducing multiple additions to our PadDock and Blu-Link tablet accessory lines this year at CES,” stated John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Mobile tablets and smartphones continue to fuel growth in the consumer marketplace, and our new accessory products are designed to enhance their use for personal, educational, medical and commercial applications.

“Central to our development of new tablet accessories is the construct of universality,” continued Mr. Blair. “With Apple® changing and adding form factors yearly to its iPad® and iPhone® product lines, and with the market explosion of new devices from Samsung, Amazon and others, it is essential that our tablet accessories support all popular tablet brands, models and operating systems. The products being introduced this year at CES achieve this goal.”

New Products at 2015 CES from SMK-Link

PadDock Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand

Keep your iPad or other mobile tablet accessible and secure with the new PadDock Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand. Designed for use with Apple iPad and other 9” to 11” tablets, Pivot’s locking tablet cradle rotates 360° for viewing in any orientation--tilting through a 165° range to provide the best viewing angle. The Pivot’s adjustable dual arm positions your tablet precisely and securely, while unobtrusively helping keep it safe from theft.

Blu-Link NFC Stereo Speaker System 225

Delivering sparkling treble and resonant bass in full stereo amplification, the wireless Blu-Link NFC Stereo Speaker System 225 pairs via Bluetooth to iPhones, iPads and iPods® as well as to other popular smartphones, tablets and computers. Instantly connect to Android® devices with just a tap of your device using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Running up to 18 hours on a battery charge, the NFC Stereo Speaker System 225 is designed for picnics, vacations, trips to the beach, offices and more.

Blu-Link Folding Bluetooth Keyboard & Tablet Stand

Boost your tablet productivity with the new Blu-Link Folding Bluetooth Keyboard & Tablet Stand. Providing easy typing on mobile devices, this ultra-portable folding keyboard connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPad, iPhone and other tablets and smartphones. Slipping the keyboard from its travel case, use the case as a portable stand to utilize your tablet like a workstation, anywhere. When finished, the keyboard folds to slide into its case, slipping it easily into your brief case, backpack or travel bag.

Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard

The new Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard connects to all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices--simultaneously hosting as many as 8 devices, switching between them with on the fly. Designed for use with Windows®- and OS X®-based computers, iPads, iPhones, and Android tablets and smartphones, the Blu-Link Multi-Host Bluetooth Keyboard, which charges using a USB Cable, will be available Spring, 2015.

About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls. Supplying computer and mobile device peripherals worldwide, SMK-Link develops and markets RemotePoint brand presentation remote controls, Gyration® Air Mouse® products, and wireless accessories for computer and mobile devices. Visit SMK-Link Electronics at 2015 International CES (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center) or online at www.smklink.com.

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SMK Electronics to Show Advanced Automotive HMI Touch-Panel Systems Together with New Forward- and Rear-Facing Automotive Camera Solutions at 2015 CES

January 6th, 2015, LAS VEGAS, Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will showcase a new family of advanced automotive ‘in-dash’ touch-panel controls, together with new forward- and rear-facing 1 Megapixel CMOS automotive camera modules at this week’s International CES 2015 (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

“External cameras and in-dash touch-panel displays are becoming standard in cars produced throughout the U.S. SMK Electronics, providing localized product development, support and manufacturing, is ideally positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with leading-edge, cost-effective external camera and in-dash touch-panel display solutions.”

“We are excited to be introducing new automotive vision and touch-panel control solutions this year at CES 2015,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “External cameras and in-dash touch-panel displays are becoming standard in cars produced throughout the U.S. SMK Electronics, providing localized product development, support and manufacturing, is ideally positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with leading-edge, cost-effective external camera and in-dash touch-panel display solutions.”

SMK’s Automotive Touch-Panel Solutions and HD Camera modules

This week at CES, SMK Electronics will be demonstrating a variety of advanced automotive in-dash touch-panel controls including a Multi-Touch PADF model supporting multi-point touch detection and pinch operation, a Capacitive Touch-Panel control providing tactile user feedback, and a Touch-less display utilizing SMK’s proprietary “Proximity & Hover” sensing capability.

Additionally, SMK will showcase its advanced 1 Megapixel CMOS automotive cameras. Producing non-compressed digital streaming @ 30fps over a wide range of viewing angles, SMK’s new camera modules feature a Water Repellent & Antifouling lens coating to reduce grime accumulation while providing improved performance. With minimal mechanical size requirements, SMK’s ergonomically-sealed, IP67-rated camera modules are designed for automotive rearview, front-view and side-mirror 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. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of 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 www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Electronics to Demo ‘Voice Over RF’ Remote Controls, Automotive Camera and In-Dash Touch-Panel Systems, Plus Leading-Edge Components for Mobile Devices at CES15

January 6th, 2015, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, will be demonstrating a new family of advanced ‘Voice Over RF’ remote controls this week at CES 2015. Additionally, SMK will introduce the latest automotive camera and in-dash touch-panel displays, together with a broad range of industry-leading components for mobile devices at International CES 2015 (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

“Utilizing the latest wireless and energy-saving technologies, SMK’s advanced OEM remote controls offer the manufacturer, brander or service provider a wide range of innovative options including ‘Voice Over RF’ control of consumer electronics devices, products and applications,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “This year, SMK celebrates its 90th anniversary worldwide, and our flagship family of OEM Remote Controls is designed to optimize consumer engagement and satisfaction with emerging consumer products and services.

“We are equally excited to be introducing new automotive vision systems and touch-panel controls this year at CES,” continued Mr. Evans. “External cameras and in-dash touch-displays are becoming standard in cars produced throughout the U.S. SMK Electronics, providing localized product design, support and manufacturing, is ideally positioned to supply the country’s auto industry with leading-edge, cost-effective camera and touch-panel display solutions.”

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. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of more than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in San Diego, California, its manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, and in coordination with worldwide SMK R&D Centers and factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Consumer Electronics industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. Visit SMK Electronics at 2015 International CES (booth #20400, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center) or online at www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Electronics to Exhibit at 2015 International CES, Booth #20400 South Hall, Jan. 6 - 9, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV, US

December 11th, 2014, CHULA VISTA, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Press Kit Materials are Available at: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/2015-International-CES/SMK/

Company: SMK Electronics

Booth/Stand: #20400 South Hall

Event: 2015 International CES

Jan. 6th - 9th, 2015

Las Vegas, NV, US

Web: http://www.smkusa.com

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. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SMK Corporation reports a global production of more than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in San Diego, California, its manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, and in coordination with worldwide SMK R&D Centers and factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Consumer Electronics industry with advanced remote control solutions, automotive camera and in-dash touch-panel display systems, and leading-edge components for mobile device electronics Visit SMK Electronics at 2015 International CES (booth #20400 South Hall), or online at www.smkusa.com.

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Gyration® Air Mouse® Now Available Down Under Through Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro Australia

October 6th, 2014, CAMARILLO, California--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, developer and marketer of Gyration® Air Mouse® products worldwide and a subsidiary of SMK Electronics, today announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Australia to make Gyration products available throughout Australia. The agreement, which will include the distribution of Gyration’s popular Air Mouse GO Plus, Air Mouse Elite and Air Mouse Mobile computer input devices, will make Gyration products readily available throughout Australia.

“We are pleased to announce distribution of Gyration Air Mouse products in Australia through Ingram Micro Australia,” stated John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link and Gyration. “Already popular throughout the United States and Europe, the Air Mouse is unique in the industry, providing both desktop and ‘in-air’ control of Windows- and OS X-based computers. Securing channel distribution through Ingram Micro will guarantee Air Mouse availability throughout Australia—a new market for these products.”

“This partnership with SMK-Link strategically positions Gyration products in Australia and plays a key role in our strategy to capitalize on growth in the ProAV market,” added David Lenz, Senior Director of Speciality Division, Ingram Micro Australia. “The exceptional technology provided by SMK-Link complements our already strong ProAV Solution offering, which will benefit our broad channel partners.”

Gyration Products Available in Australia

The Gyration Air Mouse is unique: working both on the desktop and in the air away from the computer. Enabling computer control from anywhere in the room, the Air Mouse supports interactive business presentations, student lectures, training seminars and more. Three assignable buttons, configured using the Motiontools® Software supplied with Air Mouse, command a vast array of computer functions and screen effects. Available through Ingram Micro Australia, Gyration offers the following award-winning Air Mouse models:

Air Mouse GO Plus

The Air Mouse GO Plus, a first choice for educators, delivers handheld control of interactive whiteboards, lecture slides and multimedia presentations. Providing gesture-based computer control over a 30-meter wireless range, the rechargeable GO Plus is also available with Gyration Full Size and Compact Wireless Keyboards.

Air Mouse Elite

With its elegant styling and 30-meter wireless range, the rechargeable Air Mouse Elite is equally at home in corporate boardrooms, professional offices and on office desktops. The Air Mouse Elite is also available paired with a Gyration Low Profile Wireless Keyboard.

Air Mouse Mobile

The Air Mouse Mobile (the ultimate laptop mouse) is engineered for business travelers, students, military and casual laptop users. Its compact design, road-ready durability and proven performance (both on the desk and in the air over a 30-meter range) make it a high value, low maintenance laptop mouse solution.

About Gyration and SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation. In addition to its branded lines of Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link develops and markets Gyration®-brand Air Mouse® products worldwide. For more information, see www.gyration.com and www.smklink.com.

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SMK Electronics to Unveil Voice- and Gesture-Based PayTV Remote Controls at ABTA 2014

New PayTV Remotes Inexpensively Optimize User Control of VoD and OTT Programming, Controlling Multiple Set-Top Boxes with a Single Remote

August 5th, 2014, SÃO PAULO, Brazil--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A., a leading global manufacturer of remote controls and consumer electronics components, today announced that it will showcase a variety of advanced PayTV remote control solutions during this week’s ABTA Expo & Conference, to be held August 5th-7th at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

“We are pleased to be unveiling several new PayTV remote controls at ABTA,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “Utilizing the latest wireless technologies, SMK remote controls offer exciting new options including Voice- and Gesture-Based interfaces—for easy navigation of content-rich services such as Video on Demand and Over the Top programming.

“Worldwide, SMK produces 70 million remote controls annually,” continued Mr. Evans. “Supported by eight ISO factories and thirty sales offices across South and North America, Europe and Asia, our remote control solutions are uniquely positioned to reduce development time and costs, while enriching subscriber engagement with emerging PayTV products and services.”

Advanced Set-top Remote Controls

Remote control solutions from SMK Electronics can be configured to control multiple set top boxes with a single remote control. Producing a remote control that can serve as the image of your brand, solutions from SMK reduce development costs in the areas of logistics, call center, purchasing and engineering, while increasing subscriber satisfaction. The following options are available:

Navigation and Control
  • Voice Command
  • Motion Sensing
  • Gesture-based control
  • Touchpad Navigation
  • “Hall Effect” Joystick
Wireless Technologies
  • Bluetooth® Smart
  • Bluetooth® Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi Direct®
  • ZigBee® (RF4CE)
  • Radio Frequency (RF)
  • Infrared (IR)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
About SMK Electronics

SMK Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo Japan, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, producing more than 70 million units annually. SMK Electronics, SMK’s America Group is uniquely positioned to offer its global customers advanced OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced TV features. For more information, contact SMK Electonica Brasil Ltda or visit SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group and SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics Will Demo Advanced User Interface Solutions at CableLabs® Summer Conference

New Bluetooth® Smart Remotes Combine Advanced UI Options and Low Power Consumption for Pay TV and Set-top Box Applications

August 4th, 2014, KEYSTONE, Colorado--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will showcase an array of new OEM remote control solutions, user interface options and wireless connectivity technologies during this week’s CableLabs Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 3rd through the 6th in Keystone Colorado, is open only to registered cable operators and participating technology vendors.

"Integrating the latest wireless technologies, cable remote controls from SMK offer some of the most advanced interface options in the industry,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “A featured vendor at this week’s CableLabs Summer Conference, SMK is pleased to be showcasing several new solutions including Cloud-Based Voice Command, multi-axis Motion Sensing and Pointing-enabled remote controls.

“SMK produces 70 million remote controls annually, from simple DTA, basic IR and RF models to advanced remotes with innovative Motion, Pointing and Voice Command options,” continued Mr. Evans. “Supported by eight ISO factories and thirty sales offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia, our PayTV remote control solutions are uniquely positioned to reduce development time and costs, while optimizing features that enrich the subscriber’s engagement with emerging digital television products and services.”

Advanced Set-Top Remote Controls

Designed to enhance control of Digital Television Services, remote controls from SMK utilize advanced wireless technologies to provide solutions positioned on the leading edge of industry innovation, with options including:

Navigation and Control
  • Voice Command
  • Motion Sensing
  • Gesture-based control
  • Touchpad Navigation
  • “Hall Effect” Joystick
Wireless Technologies
  • Bluetooth® Smart
  • Bluetooth® Low Energy
  • Wi-Fi Direct®
  • ZigBee® (RF4CE)
  • Radio Frequency (RF)
  • Infrared (IR)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater 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 R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Pay TV industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SMK-Link Electronics To Introduce PadDock™ Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand at Macworld/iWorld 2014

New Locking Tablet Stand Positions Mobile Tablets Precisely and Securely for Customer-Facing Applications

March 24th, 2014, SAN FRANCISCO California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls in the world, today announced the new PadDock™ Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand. Enabling the deployment of Apple® iPads® or other standard size 9” x 11” mobile tablets in schools, hospitals, retail stores and professional offices, the PadDock™ Pivot Dual Arm positions tablets precisely, while unobtrusively helping keep them safe from theft. See the new PadDock™ Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand at Macworld/iWorld 2014, March 27th- 29th (booth #1002).

“Central to our Mobile Accessory product family is the design concept of device agnosticity,” stated John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “With Apple alone changing the dimensions of its iPad product three times over the past few years, it is essential that SMK-Link Mobile Accessories, like our new PadDock™ Pivot Dual Arm Locking Table Stand, accommodate all standard sized mobile tablets including the recently-introduced iPad® Air.

“Enabling deployment in customer-facing environments, PadDock™ Pivot’s dual steel arm securely positions mobile tablets, while its locking holder helps keep them safe from theft,” added Mr. Blair. “Additionally, Pivot’s C-clamp base, designed for installation on desktops, countertops and other surfaces, is installable and lockable without holes, cables or adhesives.”

Must See SMK-Link Products at Macworld/iWorld 2014

PadDock Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand

Positioning mobile tablets precisely and securely, the new PadDock™ Pivot Dual Arm Locking Tablet Stand enables the use of mobile tablets in institutional, commercial and professional environments. PadDock™ Pivot is compatible with all standard sized iPads and other popular tablet products. Suggested retail price is $169.99.

Blu-Link NFC Speaker System 80

Take your tunes anywhere with powerful resonant bass using the Blu-Link™ NFC Speaker System 80. Connect instantly via NFC with Android devices, or via Bluetooth® to Apple® and other popular mobile devices, the Blu-Link™ NFC Speaker System 80 delivers up to 18 hours of unplugged operation.

PadDock Flex Universal Tablet Stand

Use your Apple®, Android™, Kindle® or other mobile tablet or smartphone on your desk, table or countertop with the portable PadDock™ Flex Universal Tablet Stand. Supports all popular tablet and smartphone models.

About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation. In addition to its branded lines of Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link markets Gyration®-brand Air Mouse® input devices. For more information, see www.smklink.com.

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SMK to Demo Advanced Remote Controls at TV Connect 2014

‘Voice-Over-RF’ and ‘Motion Sensing’ Remote Controls Use Latest Wireless Technologies to Deliver Innovative GUI Interface Solutions

March 18th, 2014, LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Europe N.V., a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will showcase a family of new remote control solutions, user interface technologies and wireless connectivity options during this week’s TV Connect exhibition, London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre, March 18th – 20th (Stand #53).

Utilizing the latest ZigBee® RF4CE, Wi-Fi Direct® and Bluetooth® Smart communications technologies, SMK’s advanced set-top box remote controls deliver a wide variety of advanced user interface options including voice command, gesture control and touchpad point and click solutions. “This week at TV Connect, we are excited to be showcasing new ‘Voice-Over-RF,’ ‘Motion Sensing’ and other pointing technology remote control solutions supporting advanced services,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President SMK Europe. “As Pay TV capabilities and service offerings continue to grow, the set-top box remote control, the user’s interface, must similarly evolve to enlist subscriber engagement and adoption of these new services.”

New SMK Products at TV Connect 2014

New products at this week’s TV Connect 2014 include a family of advanced remote control solutions from SMK, featuring active demonstrations of the following:

  • ‘Motion Sensing’ remote controls, including a motion remote running on an Android® device powered by Movea® SmartMotion™ software. SMK will demonstrate real end-user experience like the easy scroll for fastest VOD catalogue browsing, sound control with roll, improved usability through absolute pointing, point & click to drag or zoom in / zoom out similar to pinch or spread functions found on tablets etc.
  • A newly developed cost effective 6-axis motion-sensing remote control utilizing Hillcrest Labs Freespace® MotionEngine™ Lite technology.
  • A set top box remote leveraging motion processing, gesture control and progressive joystick navigation to provide an intuitive interface for rich media offerings.
  • A family of Wi-Fi Direct® remote controls including a voice command-enabled Sony Google TV remote, and a motion-enabled Roku® box remote featuring high quality downstream audio from the Over-The-Top Roku box to the remote control.
  • An alternative pointing technology option, SMK’s state of the art bowl shape Azoteq-based touchpad boasts innovative design (round and indent pad) and unmatched sensitivity.
About SMK Europe N.V.

SMK Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls with worldwide production of greater than 70 million units annually. In conjunction with SMK’s global manufacturing and R&D centers, SMK Europe N.V. is uniquely positioned to provide the European Pay TV industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, see SMK Europe at www.smkeurope.com

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced ‘Voice-Over RF’ Cable Remote Controls at CableLabs® Winter Conference

March 3rd, 2014, ATLANTA Georgia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will showcase an array of new OEM remote control solutions, user interface technologies and wireless connectivity options during this week’s CableLabs Winter Conference. The Conference, to be held March 2nd through the 5th in Atlanta, Georgia, is open only to registered cable operators and participating vendors.

“As a featured vendor at this week’s CableLabs Winter Conference, we are excited to be showcasing a new family of ‘Voice-Over RF’ gesture-enabled remote controls,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Set-top Box capabilities and Digital TV service offerings continue to grow, the user’s interface, the Set-top Box remote control, must similarly evolve to enlist subscriber interaction with and adoption of these new services.”

Utilizing the latest wireless communications technologies including ZigBee® RF4CE and Bluetooth® Smart technologies, SMK Electronics’ Cable TV remote control solutions provide advanced user interface options including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of rich media. The addition of Wi-Fi Direct® guarantees secure remote device interconnectivity without the need for wireless routers or access points. Together, these technologies enable SMK’s advanced Set-top Box remote controls to deliver significant improvements in user experience, device connectivity and power consumption.

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 global production of greater 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 Pay TV industry with remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Electronics Announces Detroit Office Expansion

February 25th, 2014, DETROIT Michigan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive-grade Touch Panel Products, today announced expansion of its presence in the United States with the opening of a new sales office near Detroit, Michigan. Supplying the design and manufacture of automotive vision systems, in-dash touch-panel display systems and automotive-grade connectors, SMK’s new office will service automobile manufacturers in Detroit and throughout the United States.

“We are excited to be expanding our presence to better serve our automobile manufacturing customers in the U.S.,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “Forward- and rear-facing camera systems, along with ‘in-dash’ touch-panel displays, are becoming standard features in new automobiles; and SMK Electronics, through localized design, manufacturing and support, is well positioned to supply our U.S. customers with advanced, cost-effective vision and touch-panel control solutions.”

SMK Electronics’ Detroit office, which is located at 39209 Six Mile Road, Suite 206, Livonia MI, 48152, can be reached by telephone at 734-452-0910, or via fax at 734-293-4234.

SMK Electronics’ Automotive Solutions

SMK Electronics’ 1 Megapixel CMOS Automotive Camera produces non-compressed digital signal streaming @ 30fps, capturing a wide range of viewing angles. Ergonomically sealed and rated IP67, this advanced CMOS-based imager features a High Dynamic Range for clearer imaging, together with Dual-Pixel Structuring for improved low light performance. Camera module has compact package 30mm square, and is a qualified automotive grade component (AECQ).

Additionally, SMK Electronics supplies a variety of auto touch-panel display solutions including a Multi-Touch Pad that supports multi-point touch detection and pinch operation, a Capacitive Touch Panel with Force Feedback providing tactile user feedback, and a Touch-less Control Panel utilizing SMK Electronics’ proprietary ‘in air’ gesture-touch technology.

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 global production of greater 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 automobile industry with advanced vision and in-dash control solutions. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SMK’s New London Sales Office to Serve Growing Demand for Pay TV Services Throughout the United Kingdom

February 12th, 2014, LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Europe N.V., a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced expansion of its presence in the United Kingdom with the opening of a new sales office near London. Supervised by Mr. Huw Waters, SMK’s new office will promote and supply OEM remote control design, development and manufacturing services to the Pay TV industry in the U.K., Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

“Responding to the sustained increase in demand for Pay TV services throughout the United Kingdom, we are excited to be expanding our presence here,” said Mr. Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. "Leveraging the latest wireless technologies, SMK’s remote control solutions, which offer a wide range of new interface options including ‘Voice Over RF,’ are uniquely positioned to re-define the U.K. consumer’s experience with emerging Pay TV products and services.”

“Providing localized customer involvement and support, SMK Europe’s new office near London is designed to broaden our participation and penetration into Pay TV markets in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands,” added Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Europe N.V.

SMK Europe N.V.’s new U.K. office, which is located at 11, Garrett Court, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England RG23 7EZ, U.K., can be reached at +44 (0) 1256 617 962.

About SMK Europe N.V.

SMK Europe N.V. is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with worldwide production of greater than 70 million units annually. In conjunction with SMK’s global manufacturing and R&D centers, and in coordination with SMK Electronics, SMK’s Americas Group, SMK Europe N.V. is uniquely positioned to provide the U.K. Pay TV industry with advanced remote control solutions supporting rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkeurope.com.

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SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs to Unveil New Low Cost ‘Motion Sensing’ Remote Control at CES 2014

New TV Remote Delivers 6-Axis In-Air Pointing Using Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine™ Lite and Bluetooth® Smart Low Energy RF Technologies

January 8th, 2014, LAS VEGAS Nevada, ROCKVILLE, Maryland. & CHULA VISTA, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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).

“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.”

SMK Electronics’ low cost pointer uses Hillcrest’s MotionEngine Lite software to transform data from an accelerometer and a gyroscope into intuitive in-air pointing control. Interfacing wirelessly with Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, PCs, and other devices, the new 6-axis motion sensing remote will be demonstrated at 2014 International CES by SMK Electronics (booth #20200 LVCC South Hall 1) and Hillcrest Labs (Renaissance Hotel Suite #932).

About Hillcrest Labs

Hillcrest Labs is the leading global supplier of software and hardware for motion-enabled products. Our Freespace® technology transforms human movement into high quality, application-ready motion information. With a decade of development and many unique patented features, products come to life with Freespace motion. Companies that have licensed or use Hillcrest’s motion technology include: Atmel, Eastman Kodak, Hisense, Intel, LG Electronics, Logitech, Roku, SMK Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TCL Multimedia.

Hillcrest has received numerous awards and recognitions including the prestigious CES Innovations Honoree Award multiple times, IMS Research’s TV Innovation Awards, EE Times’ ACE Award, PC World’s 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, Popular Mechanics’ Editors Choice, ECN’s Reader’s Choice Tech, and many others. Additional information about Hillcrest’s broad portfolio of motion control products is available at: www.hilldrestlabs.com. Follow Hillcrest on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HillcrestLabs or Twitter @HillcrestLabs.

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 global production of greater 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 www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Electronics to Unveil Telerehabilitation Platform Utilizing Gyration® Air Mouse® Technologies at CES 2014

Gyration Motion Sensing Technology to Enable Cost-Effective Physical Therapy from Arthritis, Balance and Gait Disorders

January 8th, 2014, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will demonstrate a new video game-based Physical Therapy platform utilizing Gyration® Air Mouse® technologies during this week’s International CES14 (LVCC, booth #20200 South Hall-1).

Developed in coordination with the University of Manitoba, the new Tele-rehabilitation platform provides computer-aided physiotherapy for rehabilitation from arthritis, balance and gait disorders. Utilizing off-the-shelf computer games in conjunction with motion tracking supplied by Gyration® Air Mouse® technology, the new system aims at reducing costs while increasing the effectiveness of traditional physical rehabilitation therapy.

“As Americans live longer, they become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of a sedentary lifestyle including chronic disability resulting from cumulative illness,” said Dr. Tony Szturm, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Manitoba. “It is estimated that more than 13 million individuals currently require significant assistance with physical activity in their daily lives.”

“Traditional and long term rehabilitation, however, is often cost-prohibitive, with clinic exercises that are tediously repetitive—both factors resulting in low patient adherence to prescribed regimens,” continued Dr. Szturm. “The goal of our Telerehabilitation platform is to allow patients to perform their physiotherapy exercises at home using ‘game based’ exercises —thereby reducing costs while increasing patient compliance and long term benefit from prescribed rehabilitation programs.”

“With annual physical rehabilitation expenditures topping $170 billion, and this number expected to mushroom over the next few decades, the market opportunity for a cost-effective home-based physical rehabilitation treatment platform is clear,” added Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “SMK is pleased to be partnering with the University of Manitoba to develop such a platform; and Gyration® Air Mouse® technology, utilizing Movea’s Smart Motion™, is ideal for this kind of application.”

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 global production of greater 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. SMK Electronics, through its SMK-Link retail products division, develops and markets Gyration®-brand Air Mouse® products, worldwide. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com and www.smklink.com.

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SMK Electronics To Show Advanced 1 Megapixel Automotive Camera and In-Dash Touch-Panel Control Solutions at CES 2014

January 8th, 2014, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will be demonstrating an advanced 1 Megapixel CMOS automotive camera together with a new family of ‘in-dash’ touch-panel controls this week at International CES 2014 (LVCC, booth #20200 South Hall-1).

“We are excited to be showcasing an entire family of advanced automotive vision and touch-panel control systems at CES14,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “Forward- and rear-facing cameras, together with ‘in-dash’ touch-panel controls, were previously featured only in higher priced automobiles. They are, however, now being introduced throughout the U.S. in mid-priced models. SMK Electronics, through localized design, development, support and manufacturing services, is well positioned to supply the U.S. auto industry with cost-effective, leading-edge vision system and touch-panel control solutions.”

SMK Electronics’ Automotive Solutions

SMK Electronics 1 Megapixel CMOS Automotive Camera produces non-compressed digital signal streaming @ 30fps, capturing a wide range of viewing angles. Ergonomically sealed and rated IP67, this advanced CMOS-based imager features a High Dynamic Range for clearer imaging, together with Dual-Pixel Structuring for improved night performance. Camera module has compact package 30mm square, and is a qualified automotive grade component (AECQ).

Additionally at CES, SMK Electronics will be demonstrating a variety of auto touch-panel control solutions including a Multi-Touch PADF that supports multi-point touch detection and pinch operation, a Capacitive Touchpad with Force Feedback that provides tactile user feedback, and a Touch-less Control Panel utilizing SMK’s proprietary ‘in air’ gesture-touch technology.

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 global production of greater 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 www.smkusa.com.

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SMK-Link To Preview Blu-Link™ and PadDock™ Mobile Accessories at CES14

New Products at CES14: the Blu-Link™ NFC Speaker System 80, the PadDock™ Flex Universal Tablet Stand, and the PadDock™ Pivot Locking Table Arm

January 7th, 2014, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls in the world, today announced that it will preview exciting new additions to its Mobile Accessory line at this year’s International CES 2014. New products this year from SMK-Link include the Blu-Link™ NFC Speaker System 80, the PadDock™ Flex Universal Tablet Stand, and the PadDock™ Pivot Locking Tablet Arm. See SMK-Link Electronics (LVCC, South Hall-1, booth #20200).

“Perhaps best known for our high quality RemotePoint® presentation remote controls, SMK-Link is pleased to be previewing multiple additions to our Blu-Link™ and PadDock™ Mobile Accessory product lines at this year’s CES,” stated John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Mobile products including smartphones and tablets continue to drive the consumer electronics market, and SMK-Link’s new products are designed to enhance their use for entertainment, education and business applications.

“A key element guiding the development of our Mobile Accessory products is the concept of universality,” continued Mr. Blair. “Apple®, for example, has changed the dimensions of its iPad product three times over the past 18 months. Our new tablet accessories, the PadDock™ Flex and PadDock™ Pivot, are designed to support all full-sized iPad® models, as well as standard size tablets from all other manufacturers. Similarly, our new wireless Blu-Link™ NFC Speaker System supports the full range of smartphones, tablets and computers--wirelessly connecting via NFC or Bluetooth® to all similarly enabled devices.”

New Products at CES 2014 (South Hall-1, booth #20200)

Blu-Link NFC Speaker System 80

Take your tunes anywhere with powerful resonant bass using the Blu-Link™ NFC Speaker System 80. Simply tap your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet to the top of the NFC speaker to instantly connect; or connect via Bluetooth® to Apple® iPads®, iPhones® and other Bluetooth®-enabled devices. An integrated rechargeable battery ensures up to 18 hours of unplugged operation.

PadDock Pivot Locking Tablet Arm

Deploy Apple® iPads® or other mobile tablets in offices, schools, hospitals, retail stores and other customer-facing environments with the PadDock™ Pivot Locking Tablet Arm. Elegantly designed, the sturdy PadDock™ Pivot positions and holds the Apple® iPad® or any standard size tablet precisely, while unobtrusively keeping it safe from theft.

PadDock Flex Universal Tablet Stand

Use your ®Apple iPad®, iPad Mini, iPad Air, Android™ tablet, Kindle® or other mobile tablet anywhere with the new PadDock™ Flex Universal Tablet Stand. In addition to tablets, by design, the PadDock™ Flex also holds all iPhone models as well as other popular smartphones for use on any flat surface.

About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation. Along with its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory product lines, SMK-Link develops and markets SMK-Link- and Gyration® Air Mouse® branded products, worldwide.

Established in 1925, SMK Corporation designs and manufactures remote controls, electronic components and other advanced Bluetooth peripherals, supplying them to companies worldwide. For more information on SMK-Link Electronics, see www.smklink.com.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced OEM Remote Controls, Automotive Vision Systems and Consumer Electronics Components at International CES 2014

January 7th, 2014, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will be demonstrating a new family of advanced ‘Voice Over RF’ and ‘Motion Sensing’ OEM remote controls during this week’s International CES. Additionally, SMK will be showcasing new automotive vision systems and touch-panel controls, together with a broad range of innovative consumer electronics components at CES14 (booth #20200 South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center).

"Leveraging the latest wireless technologies, SMK advances in remote control solutions offer a wide range of new interface options including ‘Voice Over RF’ control of consumer electronics devices and applications,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “With new feature options and advanced wireless connectivity, SMK’s remote control solutions are uniquely positioned to enhance and significantly re-define the consumer experience with emerging television products and digital media services.

“We are equally excited to be showcasing an entire family of new automotive vision systems and touch-panel displays at CES14,” continued Mr. Evans. “Forward- and rear-facing cameras, once found only in higher priced automobiles, are now appearing throughout the U.S. in mid-priced models. SMK Electronics, through localized product design, support and manufacturing services, is well positioned to supply the U.S. auto industry with cost-effective, leading-edge vision and touch-panel display solutions.”

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 global production of greater 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 www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Electronics to Exhibit at 2014 International CES, booth 20200 South Hall - 1, Jan 7 - 10, 2014, in Las Vegas NV, US

January 6th, 2014, CHULA VISTA, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Press Kit Materials are Available at: http://www.tradeshownews.com/events/2014-International-CES/SMK/

Company: SMK Electronics
Booth/Stand: 20200 South Hall - 1
Event: 2014 International CES
Jan 7 - 10, 2014
Las Vegas, NV, US
Web: http://www.smkusa.com



SMK Electronics is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation--a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater 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 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 www.smkusa.com.

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The Gyration® Air Mouse® Mobile – A Road-Ready Replacement for Awkward Laptop Joysticks and Touchpads

December 17th, 2013, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics and owner of Gyration, Inc., today announced recent enhancements in the wireless performance of its Gyration Air Mouse® Mobile. With its compact design, desktop performance and precise ‘in air’ cursor navigation, the Air Mouse® Mobile is the ideal travel mouse for road warriors, students, professionals, military and casual laptop users.

“With the advent of laptop computers, mouse control was relegated first to eraser-tip joysticks and then later to touchpads. But to this day, most users find these neither as quick nor as accurate as a quality desktop mouse,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link and Gyration. “The enhanced Gyration Air Mouse Mobile, designed and engineered for business travelers, students, and indeed anyone carrying a laptop, delivers precise cursor control that is precise and satisfying.

“But the Gyration Air Mouse® Mobile is much more than just a mouse,” continued Mr. Blair. “Pick up the Gyration Mobile and instantly have handheld wireless control of your laptop applications from up to 100 feet away. It’s perfect for presentations, lectures, electronic whiteboards and more. So toss an Air Mouse® Mobile into your travel bag, and ‘raise the bar’ for laptop productivity. You just might find that you end up using it on your desktop as well.”

The Gyration Air Mouse® Mobile’s desktop performance and gesture-based cursor control, in conjunction with its road-ready design and proven durability, make it a high performance, low maintenance laptop mouse solution.

Gyration Air Mouse® Mobile

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  • Gyration® Air Mouse® Mobile
  • Laptop and gesture-controlled handheld mouse
  • Road-ready design and durability
  • Robust 100’ (30 meter) wireless range
  • Dock-able USB wireless receiver
  • User-assignable buttons
  • Includes MotionTools® software
  • Windows® and OS X® compatible
  • MSRP: $59.99
About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of OEM remote controls in the world. In addition to its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link develops and markets Gyration brand motion-sensing input devices. For more information, see SMK-Link Electronics and Gyration at www.smklink.com and www.gyration.com.

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Gyration® Air Mouse® Elite – A First Choice of Dental Professionals for Treatment Room Applications

December 4th, 2013, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics and owner of Gyration, Inc., today announced recent enhancements in the wireless performance of its Gyration Air Mouse® Elite. With its professional-grade design, laser desktop performance and precise ‘in air’ cursor navigation, the Air Mouse® Elite is a ‘first choice’ for dental professionals integrating in-chair patient consultation into their treatment facilities.

“With the advent of digital x-rays and electronic patient records, computers have become commonplace in today’s dental treatment rooms,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link and Gyration. “But operatory computers can provide more than mere record keeping. With the addition of a Gyration Air Mouse®, capable of precise gesture-based cursor control, dental room computers can now be utilized to provide in-chair patient education, treatment planning and progress reviews—an interactive process that results in increased patient satisfaction, loyalty and new patient referrals.”

The Gyration Air Mouse® Elite’s combination of desktop and gesture-based mouse control, its professional-grade design and proven durability, together with its integrated rechargeable battery and optional Low Profile Keyboard, make it a high performance, low maintenance medical computer control solution.

Gyration Air Mouse® Elite In-Chair Patient Consultation

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  • Gyration® Air Mouse® Elite
  • Professional-grade design
  • Laser desktop and gesture-controlled handheld mouse
  • User-assignable buttons
  • Includes MotionTools® software
  • Integrated rechargeable battery
  • Robust 100’ (30 meter) wireless range
  • Windows® and OS X® compatible
  • Available with Gyration Low Profile Wireless Keyboard
  • MSRP: $79.99
About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of OEM remote controls in the world. In addition to its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link develops and markets Gyration brand motion-sensing input devices. For more information, see SMK-Link Electronics and Gyration at www.smklink.com and www.gyration.com.

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SMK Electronics Announces the Cable Industry’s First WiFi Direct® Voice-Enabled Remote Controls

‘SMK to showcase advanced “Voice Over RF” remote control solutions at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®

October 21st, 2013, ATLANTA Georgia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announces the cable industry’s first WiFi Direct® voice-enabled remote controls. Additionally, the company will showcase a variety of new “Voice Over RF” remote control solutions during this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® (booth #1308), to be held October 21st -24th at the World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia.

Utilizing the latest wireless communications including ZigBee® RF4CE and Bluetooth® Smart technologies, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions provide new user interface options including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of rich media. The addition of Wi-Fi Direct® guarantees secure remote device interconnectivity without the need for wireless routers or access points. Together, these technologies enable advanced Set-top remote control solutions that deliver significant improvements in user experience, connectivity and power consumption.

“As Set-top Box capabilities continue to grow and Digital TV services by MSO’s continue to expand, the paradigms for improved navigation and advances in wireless communications are evolving, with SMK playing a leadership role in these innovations,” said Paul Evans, President, SMK Electronics Corporation. “At this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, we are pleased to be demonstrating an advanced product portfolio of ‘Voice-Over RF’ and gesture-enabled remote control devices designed to increase subscriber adoption of new digital TV services.”

About SMK Electronics

SMK Corporation is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater 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 R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the Pay TV industry with IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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Enhanced Gyration® Air Mouse® Excels in Classroom Applications

Gyration Air Mouse® GO Plus Interactively Controls Electronic Whiteboards, PowerPoint® Lectures and Multimedia Presentations

October 15th, 2013, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics and owner of Gyration, Inc., today announced recent enhancements in the wireless performance of its Gyration Air Mouse® GO Plus, making it the natural choice for K12 classroom and collegiate amphitheater applications. With its patented gesture-based cursor control and robust 100’ wireless range, the improved Air Mouse® GO Plus is the instructor’s first choice for use with interactive whiteboards, PowerPoint® lectures and multimedia presentations.

“While digital whiteboards are becoming commonplace in today’s classrooms, in most cases teachers are still tethered by a whiteboard pen or a desktop computer mouse that simply will not operate interactively,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link and Gyration. The Gyration Air Mouse® GO Plus, working with digital projectors and whiteboards already in place, enables interactive control from up to 100 feet away. Its ‘in air’ cursor navigation and ergonomic design have made Gyration GO Plus a preferred solution for classroom and amphitheater instruction--a solution created to increase lesson impact, subject retention and student test scores.”

Gyration Air Mouse GO Plus

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  • Gyration® Air Mouse® GO Plus
  • Laser-scrolling desktop mouse
  • “In air” computer control
  • Robust 100’ (30 meter) wireless range
  • User-assignable buttons
  • Includes MotionTools® effects software
  • Windows® and OS X® compatible
  • Available with Gyration Low Profile and Compact Wireless Keyboards
  • MSLP: $99.99
About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of OEM remote controls in the world. In addition to its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link develops and markets Gyration brand motion-sensing input devices powered by MotionTools® software. For more information, see SMK-Link Electronics and Gyration at www.smklink.com and www.gyration.com.

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Gyration® Goes Retro, Re-Introduces Classic Keyboards

Classic Full-Size and Compact Wireless Keyboards Boast Sculpted Keys, Tactile Response and a 100’ Wireless Range

September 24th, 2013, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics and owner of Gyration, today announced the retro re-issue of two classic wireless keyboards: the 101-key Gyration Classic Full-Size Wireless Keyboard, and the 88-key Gyration Classic Compact Wireless Keyboard. Both feature sculpted keys, tactile-response typing, dedicated multimedia and Internet browsing keys, and an extended wireless range of up to 100 feet.

“These retro-design classic keyboards from Gyration bring back the look, feel and robust performance of keyboards typical of their era,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link. “They’re rugged, accurate and powerful, with an extended range that makes them ideal for use in boardrooms, training centers, meeting halls, houses of worship and outdoor presentation applications.

“In addition to their sculpted QWERTY key layouts, both keyboards offer integrated media transport and audio controls as well as Internet browsing keys--making them a good choice for Multimedia rooms and even home entertainment systems,” continued Mr. Blair. “With a street price of less than $70, these Gyration Classic Wireless Keyboards offer excellent performance and value, packaged in a retro look and feel.”

Gyration Classic Full-Size and Compact Wireless Keyboards

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  • 101-key and 88-key sculpted key layouts
  • Tactile response typing action
  • Media transport and audio controls
  • Dedicated Internet browsing keys
  • 2.4GHz RF USB receiver
  • 100 foot (30 meter) wireless range
  • Windows®/PC and Mac® OS X compatible
  • Street price: $69.99
About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of OEM remote controls in the world. In addition to its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link markets Gyration Air Mouse® brand motion-sensing input devices. For more information, see SMK-Link Electronics and Gyration at www.smklink.com and www.gyration.com.

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SMK Europe to Showcase Advanced Remote Controls at IBC2013

New Remotes Enable ‘Voice-Over RF’ and Gesture-Enabled Subscriber Navigation of Set-Top-Box Rich Media

September 12th, 2013, AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Europe, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls and consumer electronics components, today announced that it will feature a variety of advanced remote control solutions during the forthcoming IBC2013 Convention. To be held September 12th-17th at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, IBC2013 is the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content.

“As a featured vendor, we are pleased to be showcasing a new family of ‘Voice-Over RF’ and gesture-enabled remote controls at IBC2013,” said Mr. Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President, SMK Europe. “As Set-Top Box capabilities continue to grow and Digital TV services continue to expand, the user’s interface to this new programming, the Set-Top Box remote control, must similarly evolve to facilitate subscriber adoption of these new services.”

Utilization of the latest advances in wireless communications, including ZigBee® RF4CE and Bluetooth® Smart 4.0 technologies, is central to SMK’s development of advanced Set-Top Box remote control solutions. The ZigBee RF4CE specification offers a reliable, low-cost solution for remote control of products ranging from home entertainment devices to keyless entry systems. And Bluetooth Smart RF remote technology, incorporating Bluetooth 4.0, provides improvements in responsiveness, user experience and power consumption for Smart remotes that can operate for years on a single set of batteries.

About SMK Corporation

SMK Corporation is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in the United Kingdom, and its factory in Hungary, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centres and global factories, SMK Corporation is uniquely positioned to offer the Pay TV market IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit SMK Europe at IBC2013 booth # 4.C78.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Remote Controls at CableLabs® Summer Conference

SMK Remotes Enable Voice- and Gesture-Based Subscriber Navigation of Set-Top-Box Rich M

August 12th, 2013, KEYSTONE, Colorado--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will demonstrate a variety of new MSO remote control solutions during this week’s CableLabs® Summer Conference. The Conference, to be held August 11th-13th in Keystone, Colorado, is open only to registered cable operators and participating vendors.

Utilizing the latest wireless communications, including ZigBee® RF4CE and respectively Bluetooth® Smart technologies, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions enable new interface options for interactive content including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of Set-top-Box delivered rich media programming.

“As a featured vendor at this week’s CableLabs Summer Conference, we are pleased to be showcasing a new family of ‘Voice-Over RF’ gesture-enabled remote controls,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Set-top Box capabilities and Digital TV services continue to expand, the user’s interface to this programming, the Set-top remote control, must similarly evolve to facilitate subscriber interaction and adoption of new services.”

Use of the latest wireless technologies is central to SMK’s development of advanced Set-Top Box remote control solutions. The ZigBee® RF4CE specification offers a reliable, low-cost solution for remote control of products ranging from home entertainment devices to keyless entry systems. And Bluetooth Smart RF remote technology, incorporating Bluetooth 4.0, provides improvements in responsiveness, user experience and power consumption for Smart remotes that can operate for years on a single set of batteries.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in San Diego California, and its factory in Tijuana Mexico, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Corporation is uniquely positioned to offer the Pay TV market IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced television features. For more information, visit SMK Electronics.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Set-Top Remote Controls at the ABTA 2013 Conference

New Set-Top Remote Controls from SMK Electronics Enable Voice- and Gesture-Based Navigation of Rich Media Programming

August 6th, 2013, SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A., a leading global manufacturer of remote controls and consumer electronics components, today announced that it will demonstrate a variety of advanced Set-Top remote control solutions during this week’s ABTA 2013 Conference, to be held August 6th-8th at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

Utilizing the latest wireless communications, including ZigBee® RF4CE and respectively Bluetooth® Smart technologies, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions enable new interface options for interactive content including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of Set-top-Box delivered rich media programming.

“We are pleased to be demonstrating a new family of voice-driven, gesture-enabled remote controls during this week’s ABTA 2013 Conference,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As Set-top capabilities continue to evolve, and as demand for Pay TV services in South America continues to expand, SMK Electronics is well positioned, through localized design, development and manufacturing, to supply the industry with advanced, cost-effective remote control solutions.”

About the ABTA 2013 Conference

ABTA 2013 Expo & Conference is the leading Latin American tradeshow for the pay television and broadband sectors. The event focuses on innovation in video services, showcasing new technologies and solutions for content distribution such as video on demand, IPTV and over the top (OTT) platforms.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo Japan, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, producing more than 70 million units annually. SMK Electronics, SMK’s America Group, in coordination with SMK’s Europe Group, is uniquely positioned to offer its global customers advanced OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced TV features. For more information, contact SMK Electonica Brasil Ltda or visit SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group and SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics Corporation Opens Sales Office in Brazil

São Paulo’s SMK Electrônica Brasil Ltda to Supply Brazil Pay TV Markets With Localized Remote Control Development and Support

July 30th, 2013, SÃO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of remote controls and consumer electronics components, today announced expansion of its presence in South America with the opening of a new sales office, SMK Electrônica Brasil Ltda, in São Paulo Brazil. Directed by Mr. Mario Sergio Stehling Melo and under the supervision of Mr. Alfonso Camacho, SMK’s new office will supply OEM remote control design, development and manufacturing solutions to Pay TV markets in Brazil and neighboring countries.

Following closely upon the company’s expansion of its NAFTA-certified manufacturing facilities in Mexico, SMK’s opening of its new São Paulo sales office will bring cost-effective remote control development and manufacturing to Brazil’s Pay TV marketplace. Utilizing the latest IR, RF and Bluetooth® Smart communication technologies, SMK’s advanced remote control solutions enable new interface options for interactive content including voice command, touchpad navigation and gesture-based control of Set-top-Box delivered rich media programming.

”Responding to a sustained increase in demand for Pay TV services throughout South America, we are excited to expand our presence there through the opening of a new sales office in Brazil,” said Paul Evans, president of SMK Electronics Corporation, U. S. A. “The São Paulo office, through localized customer involvement, participation and support, is designed to strengthen and expand SMK's business and market penetration, not only in Brazil, but throughout Latin America.”

SMK Electronics’ new sales office address is SMK Electrônica Brasil Ltda, Av. Paulista 37 - 4o Andar, São Paulo, 01311-902, Brazil. The telephone number is (+55 (11) 2246-2832, and the fax number is +55 (11) 2246-2799.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo Japan, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, producing more than 70 million units annually. SMK Electronics, SMK’s America Group, in coordination with SMK’s Europe Group, is uniquely positioned to offer its global customers advanced OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced TV features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SMK-Link Electronics Introduces New RemotePoint® Presentation Remote Controls

New RemotePoint Sapphire Presenter With Green Laser and RemotePoint Ruby Presentation Remote Provide Intuitive Presentation Control and Bright Laser Pointing

May 21st, 2013, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls in the world, today extended its award-winning family of RemotePoint remote controls with the introduction of two new presentation remote controls: the RemotePoint Sapphire Presenter with Green Laser, and the RemotePoint Ruby Presentation Remote Control.

“Since its introduction in 1995, the RemotePoint family of presentation remote controls has been widely recognized for its executive styling, ease of use, reliability and performance,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link Electronics. “Continuing this tradition, we are pleased to introduce two new RemotePoint presentation remote controls: the Sapphire Presenter with Green Laser, and the Ruby Presentation Remote.

“Sharing a reduced footprint design, these two ergonomically balanced remotes seem to almost disappear in your hand as they provide intuitive control of PowerPoint® and Keynote® presentations,” continued Mr. Blair. “Additionally, both new models deliver brilliant laser pointing, 360° cursor navigation, mouse click buttons and document scrolling—all from up to 75 feet away.”

New SMK-Link Remote Controls

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  • Remote controls for Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Apple® Keynote® presentations
  • Slide controls: Next Page, Previous Page, Dark Screen and Slideshow/Esc
  • Laser pointer: RemotePoint Sapphire (brilliant green) | RemotePoint Ruby (bright red)
  • Joystick 360° cursor navigation with right and left mouse click buttons
  • One-touch document scrolling
  • Dock-able 2.4 GHz USB receiver
  • 75’ (23 meter) wireless range
  • Windows® and OS X® systems
  • RemotePoint Sapphire Presenter with Green Laser (VP4585) - $99.99
  • RemotePoint Ruby Presentation Remote (VP4590) - $59.99
About SMK-Link Electronics SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, designs, manufactures and markets presentation products, consumer electronics and wireless computer accessories under both SMK-Link and Gyration® brand names. Gyration Air Mouse® peripherals are the leading brand of “in-air” pointing technology. For more information, see www.smklink.com.

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SMK-Link Electronics Introduces the World’s First Universal Projector Remote Control

New After-Market Universal Remote Control Supports All Popular LCD and DLP Projection Systems

May 7th, 2013, CAMARILLO, California--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls in the world, today introduced the world’s first Universal Projector Remote Control. Designed to seamlessly replace lost or damaged projector remotes, the Universal Projector Remote Control is available now at a suggested list price of $29.99. Customization options and quantity discounts are available for resellers (VARs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) when ordering in quantity.

“Drawing on SMK Electronics’ vast experience designing and manufacturing original equipment remote controls, SMK-Link has created the world’s first Universal Projector Remote Control,” states John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link. “A one-stop replacement solution for lost or damaged projector remotes, the Universal Projector Remote Control allows IT managers to standardize on a single product as a replacement remote for all of their various projector makes and models.

“The Universal Projector Remote contains an extensive code library for both new and older model projection systems,” continued Mr. Blair. “This, combined with its learning capabilities and unconditional 30 day money back guarantee, make the TAA Compliant Universal Projector Remote a worry-free replacement solution for lost or damaged projector remotes.”

SMK-Link’s Universal Projector Remote Control supports all popular projector makes and models including those from 3M, BenQ, Boxlight, Canon, Casio, Christie, Dell, Dukane, Eiki, Epson, Hitachi, HP, InFocus, JVC, Mitsubishi, NEC, Optoma, Panasonic, Phillips, Pioneer, Polaroid, Polyvision, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Smart, Sony, Toshiba, Vidikron, Viewsonic and more.

Universal Projector Remote Control (VP3720)

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  • Code library supports all popular LCD and DLP projectors
  • Learns from existing remote controls
  • Controls advanced projector functions including “Aspect” and “Keystone”
  • Uses non-volatile memory storage
  • Customizable with OEM pricing in quantity
  • TAA Compliant
  • MSLP: $29.99
About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation. In addition to its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link markets Gyration-brand Air Mouse input devices. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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SMK to Supply Orange with Advanced Remote Control Solutions

New Orange “Livebox Play” STB Remote from SMK Leverages Motion Control to Deliver Intuitive User Control of Rich Media Applications

March 19th, 2013, LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK, a world leader in the design and manufacture of OEM remote control solutions, announced today that it has developed and is in production of an advanced remote control for Orange new “Livebox Play” home entertainment service. Marketed to subscribers of Orange in France, “Livebox Play” delivers HD-quality video to all of the TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones in the home.

The compact “Livebox Play” remote control, designed and supplied by SMK Europe, leverages motion processing, gesture control, RF4CE communications and progressive joystick navigation to provide an intuitive user experience for Orange-delivered rich media programming. SMK will showcase this and other advanced consumer remote control solutions at this week’s TV Connect Exhibition (London’s Olympic Exhibition Centre, March 19th – 21st, stand #193).

“We are very pleased to have earned the “Livebox Play” business and to have entered into a supply relationship with Orange, one of the world’s largest IPTV Service Providers,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Europe. “As rich media, Internet and gaming content continue to gain momentum in Pay Television and Connected TV markets, the role of the set-top box remote control, the user’s interface to these functions, has become essential to subscriber engagement, satisfaction and retention.”

“The adoption of advanced media processing in our STB platforms, with content options presented via onscreen graphical interfaces, has defined the need for far more interactive and intelligent user interface solutions,” added Jean-Bernard Willem, Head of Content Marketing at Orange. “Through our partnership with SMK, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of consumer remote controls, we are pleased to provide an exciting new intuitive remote control with our “Livebox Play” subscription service.”

About SMK Europe

SMK Europe NV, a subsidiary of SMK Corporation, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater than 70 million units annually. With local development in United Kingdom and factory facilities in Hungary, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Corporation is uniquely positioned to offer the PAYTV market IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced Television features. For more information, visit SMK Europe Group and SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase Advanced Cable Remote Control Designs and Interface Technologies at CableLabs® Winter Conference

New Set-Top Remote Control Designs and Technologies Intuitively Navigate Rich Media and Interactive Content Programming

March 11th, 2013, ORLANDO, Florida--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will showcase an array of new OEM remote control designs, user interface technologies and wireless connectivity options at this week’s CableLabs Winter Conference. CableLabs Winter Conference is open only to registered cable operators and demonstrating vendors.

“Today, Service Providers offer their subscribers a vast array of interactive content including video-on-demand services and paid programming options,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “Consequently, the remote control has now become the customer’s gateway to a galaxy of entertainment content, with its intuitive usability directly impacting subscriber engagement, satisfaction and retention.

“This week at CableLabs Winter Conference, SMK Electronics will showcase a myriad of interactive cable remote control designs, IR/RF communications options and UI navigation technologies,” continued Mr. Evans. “With vast experience designing consumer remote controls, and 13 vertically-integrated ISO-certified manufacturing facilities worldwide, SMK is globally positioned to supply cable operators with the latest innovation and advanced technology for remote control solutions.”

SMK Electronics at CableLabs Winter Conference

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  • Innovative new remote control designs and devices
  • Interactive interface options for rich content programming
  • Advanced wireless communications protocols
  • Cost-effective remote control design, manufacturing and supply
About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics Corporation is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, with global production of greater than 70 million units annually. With local Research & Development operations in San Diego, California and its factory in Tijuana Mexico, and in coordination with its worldwide R&D Centers and global factories, SMK Corporation is uniquely positioned to offer the PAYTV market IR/RF remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced Television features. For more information, visit www.smkusa.com.

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New iCalcTM Bluetooth® Calculator Keypad Magnetically Aligns with the Apple® Wireless Keyboard

SMK-Link Electronics to Launch New Keypad at Macworld/iWorld 2013

January 31st, 2013, SAN FRANCISCO, Califronia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers of OEM remote controls in the world, today announced that it will launch the new iCalc Bluetooth Calculator Keypad at Macworld/iWorld 2013, January 31st through February 2nd, Booth #1004.

Matching the look and feel of Apple keyboards, SMK-Link’s new iCalc Bluetooth Calculator Keypad magnetically aligns with the Apple Wireless Keyboard to add a dedicated numeric keypad to the iMac® and other computers originally supplied with Apple’s reduced-size keyboard. iCalc, which wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth-enabled OS X® or Windows® computer, operates selectively in either numeric keypad or calculator mode.

“If you’ve purchased an Apple computer over the past several years, chances are you don’t have a dedicated keypad on your keyboard,” states John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link. “While Apple’s reduced-footprint Wireless Keyboard is designed for casual use, a dedicated keypad is essential for data entry into spreadsheets, accounting programs and other numeric applications. Our new iCalc, which pairs magnetically to the Apple Wireless Keyboard, can be used as an integrated keyboard keypad, or as a stand-alone keypad/calculator with Mac® and PC laptops.”

New Products at Macworld/iWorld 2013

iCalc Bluetooth Calculator Keypad
  • Magnetically aligns with the Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • 12 digit numeric display
  • 10-key numeric keypad
  • 6-key calculator with 2 hot keys
  • Selectable keypad and calculator modes
  • Bluetooth wireless range: 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Mac OS X and Windows XP, 7 and 8 compatible
About SMK-Link Electronics

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Camarillo, California, is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation. In addition to its branded Presentation Remote Controls, Consumer Electronics and Wireless Accessory products, SMK-Link markets Gyration-brand Air Mouse input devices powered by MotionTools® software. Established in 1925, SMK Corporation designs and manufactures remote controls, electronic components and other advanced Bluetooth peripherals, supplying them to companies worldwide. For more information, see www.smklink.com.

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SMK to Demonstrate Bluetooth® Smart TV Remote Controls Based on CSR µEnergy® Platform at International CES 2013

Smart TV Remote Controls Boast Advanced Functionality with Ultra-Low Power Consumption Enabling “Batteries for Life” Operation

January 10th, 2013, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of OEM components, remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, and CSR plc (LSE: CSR) (NASDAQ: CSRE), a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions, today announced that the companies will demonstrate new Bluetooth® Smart-enabled advanced remote controls this week at International 2013 CES, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #20661.

Incorporating CSR’s CSR1001™ and CSR8510™ A10 chip solutions (single- and dual-mode Bluetooth low energy solutions optimized for human interface devices), SMK’s Bluetooth Smart-enabled remote controls incorporate advanced capabilities including pointing gesture recognition, low-latency voice command and device-to-remote “back channel” communications. Additionally, SMK’s Smart-enabled remotes are up to six times more energy efficient than models using earlier Bluetooth technology.

“We are pleased to be working closely with CSR through our SMK Europe Group in the development of advanced remote control capabilities and user interface options,” said Paul Evans, President of SMK Electronics Corporation. “The Bluetooth 4.0 Smart communications protocol, in conjunction with CSR’s innovative µEnergy platform, creates the beginnings of a robust RF remote standard – supplying our customers worldwide with new remote control functionalities and user interface options; while delivering non-line-of-sight operation and extended battery life.”

“Next generation Smart TVs and set-top boxes, with their expanding universe of user programming and control options, will require advanced consumer remote controls powered by a standards-based RF technology,” added Anthony Murray, Business Group SVP of CSR. “Working with SMK, CSR’s µEnergy platform for Bluetooth, specifically our CSR1001 and CSR8510 A10 solutions, is perfectly positioned to meet this need, providing innovative functionality while facilitating interactions with other home devices including Smart TVs, smartphones and tablets.”

CSR’s µEnergy Platform for Remote Controls

The CSR µEnergy® platform, optimized for remote control and wireless keyboard applications, provides all the components necessary to create a Bluetooth Smart product--with RF, baseband, microcontroller, qualified Bluetooth 4.0 stack, keypad scanning hardware and customer application running on a single CSR1001™ chip.

With Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology, Smart devices can operate for years on a single set of batteries. The CSR µEnergy platform for Bluetooth Smart uses the recently adopted HID Over GATT Profile (HOGP) to enable TV and set-top box control functions without compromising ease-of use and signal responsiveness. HOGP also enables communications between a Bluetooth Smart and a host device, such as that between a remote control and a Smart TV, set-top box or tablet.

About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Electronics is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of remote control solutions. Producing more than 70 million units annually, SMK Electronics, in coordination with SMK’s European division, the SMK Europe Group, is uniquely positioned to help its global customers offer advanced digital entertainment services through the development of remote control devices that support rich media, interactive content and advanced TV features. For more information, visit SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group and SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs to Unveil New "Scoop Pointer" Remote Control at International CES 2013

Smart TV Remote Control Provides In-Air Pointing Using Hillcrest's Freespace® MotionEngine™ Lite Software and Bluetooth® Low Energy RF Technology

January 9th, 2013, LAS VEGAS Nevada and ROCKVILLE Maryland and CHULA VISTA, California---PRNewswire/ -- To meet the growing need for cost effective, power efficient pointing in Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, and PCs, SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs have teamed up to create a new consumer remote control solution. The new remote, to be manufactured and marketed by SMK Electronics, enables in-air pointing and cursor control by combining Hillcrest's Freespace® MotionEngine™ Lite software with Bluetooth® low energy RF technology in Hillcrest Labs' award-winning Scoop™ pointer. The remote uses Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

"Fueled by the increased adoption of pointing-enabled Android™ and Windows® 8 operating systems, advanced pointing controls are now an essential part of all the latest Smart TVs and PC devices," said Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Hillcrest Labs. "We're excited to partner with SMK, a trusted industry supplier of high quality, reliable remote control solutions, to create a new product to meet this market need."

"We are pleased to be able to offer our global customers a turn-key remote control with high-precision cursor control," said Paul Evans, president, SMK Electronics Corporation. "The combination of Hillcrest's MotionEngine Lite software with Bluetooth low energy RF technology provides a cost effective, low-latency, ultra-high performance remote control solution for OEMs looking to deploy next-generation Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, PCs, and other entertainment devices."

"Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity delivers the battery-friendly, high performance technology being demanded for advanced remote controls – giving consumers more precise control of their consumer electronics equipment," said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "We are excited to continue our relationship with SMK and Hillcrest Labs to innovate in the living room, expanding our success with ZigBee RF4CE to Bluetooth low energy remote controls."

The Scoop pointer uses Hillcrest's MotionEngine Lite software to transform data from an accelerometer and a gyroscope into intuitive in-air pointing control. Interfacing wirelessly with Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, PCs, and other devices, the Scoop will be showcased at the 2013 International CES show, January 8-11, in Las Vegas, NV, in SMK Electronics' booth #20661 in Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall 1, in Hillcrest's Renaissance Hotel suite #932 and in TI booth N119 in Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.

About Hillcrest Labs

Hillcrest Labs is the leading global supplier of software and hardware for motion-enabled products. Our Freespace® technology transforms human movement into high quality, application-ready motion information. With a decade of development and many unique patented features, products come to life with Freespace motion. Companies licensing Hillcrest's motion technology include: Atmel, Eastman Kodak, LG Electronics, Logitech, Roku, SMK Electronics, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., TCL Multimedia, and others. For consumers, Hillcrest offers the Kylo browser, a free Web browser for TV viewing. Hillcrest has received numerous awards and recognitions including the prestigious CES Innovations Honoree Award multiple times, IMS Research's TV Innovation Awards, EE Times' ACE Award, PC World's 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, Popular Mechanics' Editors Choice, ECN's Reader's Choice Tech, and many others. Additional information about Hillcrest's broad portfolio of motion control products is available at www.hillcrestlabs.com. Follow Hillcrest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HillcrestLabs or Twitter at @HillcrestLabs.

About SMK Electronics

SMK Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls, producing more than 70 million units annually. SMK Electronics, SMK's America Group, in coordination with SMK's Europe Group, is uniquely positioned to offer its global customers advanced OEM remote control solutions that support rich media, interactive content and advanced TV features. For more information, visit SMK Electronics USA, SMK Europe Group and SMK Corporation.

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SMK Electronics to Showcase New UI Experiences and Advances in Wireless Communications at CES 2013

Innovative Consumer Remote Controls Using Emerging Communications Standards and User Interface Technologies

January 8th, 2013, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will showcase an array of new consumer remote control designs, interface technologies and wireless connectivity options at this year’s International 2013 CES, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #20661.

“Today, home entertainment services by the leading Pay TV Operators offer a staggering array of VOD content subscription and paid programming to their subscriber customers,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “As a result, the set-top box remote, once a simple device for channel hopping, is now the user’s gateway to a universe of entertainment options. As such, the intuitive operation of this remote control device now has a direct impact on customer satisfaction, incremental paid service revenues and ultimately, subscriber retention.

“This week at CES, SMK Electronics will be showcasing an array of advanced remote control designs, programming options, communication protocols and interface technologies,” continued Mr. Evans. “With more than 80 years of experience designing consumer remote controls, and 13 vertically-integrated ISO-certified manufacturing facilities worldwide, SMK Electronics is globally positioned to supply the most innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions to our customers.”

The SMK American Group, which maintains an ISO14001:2003-certified factory in Tijuana Mexico, offers customers automated surface mounting, injection molding, auto insertion, wave soldering, pad, screen and membrane printing, robotic spray painting and clean room assembly services at this ISO 9001:2008 quality-controlled facility.

Visit SMK’s Interface Showcase (South Hall, Booth #20661)

Media Points
  • The latest consumer remote control designs
  • Advanced wireless communications protocols
  • Leading-edge interface technologies
  • Cost-saving turnkey remote control solutions
  • New automotive touch panel display and HD camera solutions
  • The latest in computer control products from SMK-Link
About SMK Electronics Corporation USA

SMK Electronics provides real solutions ranging from standard components to fully customized products, engineering, design and R&D capabilities with local manufacturing at their NAFTA-certified facilities in Mexico. For over 80 years, SMK has been producing highly advanced products with superior quality that include: remote controls with an emphasis on ergonomics and usability, miniature components, and touch screens with robust dependability. For more information on SMK Electronics USA, see www.smkusa.com.

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SMK Electronics to Introduce Auto Industry’s First 1 Megapixel High Definition Camera Solution for Automotive Vision Systems at CES 2013

New HDR Automotive-Grade Camera Delivers Higher Dynamic Range, Flexible Interface Protocols and Distortion-Free Streaming Video at 30fps

January 8th, 2013, LAS VEGAS Nevada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of OEM components, remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, today announced that it will introduce the automotive industry’s first 1 Megapixel HD camera for automobile vision systems at this year’s International 2013 CES, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #20661.

SMK’s new HDR automotive-grade camera, which can be fitted with a variety of optically-corrected coated lenses for increased durability and performance, delivers a dynamic range of 115db. Packaged as a 48x48x48mm component, SMK’s new 1 mega pixel camera meets all automotive temperature and mechanical standards, and is environmentally-sealed to IP67 specifications.

“We are excited to offer our global customers leading-edge solutions with a breakthrough in automotive HD/HDR camera systems,” said Paul Evans, President SMK Electronics Corporation. “Featuring a wide angle lens and advanced HDR imaging sensor, our new camera, which is optimized for automotive integration, is a cost-effective solution for manufacturers integrating in-dash and forward-facing vision systems into high- and mid-range product offerings.

“With more than 80 years of experience designing OEM components, and 13 vertically-integrated ISO-certified manufacturing facilities worldwide, SMK Electronics is globally positioned to supply our customers with the most advanced automotive video systems and components available,” continued Mr. Evans. “Locally, SMK’s ISO14001: 2003-certified factory in Tijuana Mexico provides North American branders with cost-effective manufacturing and assembly services in an ISO 9001:2008 quality-controlled facility.”

See SMK’s New Automotive HD Camera (South Hall, Booth #20661)

Lens system
  • Wide-angle low-distortion lens
  • Field angles: 160° horizontal, 105° vertical
  • F value: 2.5
HDR Image sensor
  • CMOS based sensor (1/27 inch)
  • High Dynamic Range (115db)
HD Video output
  • Flexible options ( digital (RAW / YUV 422 / NTSC/ Pal formats)
  • 30fps maximum frame rate
  • 1280x800 pixels (WXGA)
  • Delivered via LVDS, USB or wireless protocols


SMK Electronics provides real solutions ranging from standard components to fully customized products, engineering, design and R&D capabilities with local manufacturing at their NAFTA-certified facilities in Mexico. For more information on SMK Electronics USA, see www.smkusa.com.

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