tvCompass and SMK Electronics to Introduce Next Generation WiFi Universal Remote Controls

SMK to Support tvCompass's Smart Remote(TM) Platform for the Consumer Electronics Market

CHULA VISTA, Calif. and CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /- SMK Electronics and tvCompass Inc. will introduce a design and development platform based on tvCompass's WiFi Smart Remote(TM) platform and click365(TM) mobile content and services network for manufacture and distribution under SMK.

The tvCompass Smart Remote(TM) platform is an integrated solution and offers simple to use universal remote control functionality with color LCD display, and WiFi connectivity to receive TV listings and one-click access to popular content and information. The company will license it hardware, and client and server software to SMK. The tvCompass platform solution also provides the click365(TM) mobile content and services network. The click365(TM) network uses WiFi to deliver an always up-to-date electronic TV program guide, Internet content feeds for headline news and sports, localized weather and more.

"Our Smart Remote(TM) platform design is ideally suited to SMK as it provides speed and flexibility to shorten the cycle time for market introduction," said Edward J. Zylka, CEO of tvCompass Inc. "SMK recognized the innovation of our platform and how that translates to a great home TV consumer experience in terms of simple set up, ease use and a TV companion that is fun and entertaining."

"We are delighted to partner with tvCompass and help bring the revolutionary Smart Remote(TM) to market. We see very significant potential for this exciting new technology and SMK is perfectly positioned to support the move to volume production and distribution," said Paul Evans, President of SMK Electronics Inc.

About tvCompass

tvCompass Inc. is a global technology company with an innovative approach to interactive entertainment, at home and on-the-go. tvCompass' patented technology and multi-platform solutions enable people to wirelessly interact with television and broadcast programming content through popular handheld consumer devices. tvCompass provides networking, hardware, software and content services designed to accelerate the adoption of wireless interactive entertainment by consumers. tvCompass products are enjoyed everyday by thousands of customers who are seeking to enhance their TV viewing. As an original design manufacturer, the company licenses its hardware and software technology and generates revenues from services provided on both the mobile phone and Smart Remote platforms. For more information, visit .

About SMK Electronics

SMK Corporation established in 1925 with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan is the largest manufacturer of remote control units in the world and is uniquely focused on the cost effective production of IR & RF based remote control solutions with an extensive product offering including: unparalleled engineering, R&D and design services. SMK also produces a wide variety of electronic components used by major OEM's in the fields of communications, information, audio-visual, car electronics and home electronics.

SMK Electronics Corp., U.S.A., headquartered in Chula Vista, California, provides real solutions ranging from standard products to fully customized products with local manufacturing facilities in their NAFTA certified facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. For more information about SMK please visit .

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