Movea's SmartMotion(TM) control creates opportunities for Cable Operators to enhance Digital TV services
Cologne, Germany - APRIL 25, 2011 - SMK Europe NV announced today its strategic technology partnership with Movea, and will present Movea's patented MotionIC platform to the Cable Television market at ANGA Cable 2011 in Cologne. SMK will demonstrate the MotionIC Platform capabilities in both the "Jade" remote control prototype as well as a new all-in-one Remote Control with Keyboard device, RemoPad, which is currently under development.
As the world leader in the development and production of remote control solutions, SMK Europe has been playing a key role in driving technology and innovative control devices for a new wave of Set-Top Boxes (STBs) and Digital TV services, which are emerging for next generation PayTV products.
"At ANGA Cable 2011, SMK will showcase new and intuitive paradigms for navigating and consuming rich digital media, based on Movea's SmartMotion technologies in advanced remote control devices," explains Patrick Delanoeije, General Manager of SMK Europe NV. "These exciting new motion-driven features and capabilities enable unique ways of interacting with content, drive adoption of TV services, such as interactive games, and improve User Interface navigation to provide an enhanced entertainment experience that drives subscriber retention."
"We are delighted to partner with SMK, the world's largest remote control manufacturer, to deliver SmartMotion solutions that enhance the user experience," said Sam Guilaume, CEO of Movea. "Through its adoption of the MotionIC platform, SMK continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovations and its product leadership to help the market develop innovative digital media applications."
SMK will be conducting private meetings on an appointment basis with Tier 1 Service Providers and the leading STB suppliers on May 3 -5 at the Dorint An der Messe Hotel, located at Deutz-Mulheimertrasse 22, located conveniently close to the ANGA Cable trade show. Through these product demonstrations and discussions with Service Providers and STB suppliers, SMK is reinforcing its commitment to integrate motion sensing with advanced pointing devices, using Movea's MotionIC technology, and deliver on the vision of motion-driven UI's for navigating digital media.
Movea has perfected its SmartMotion technology over 20 years of developing and selling innovative In-Air motion based products such as the Gyration Air Mouse(TM). MotionIC products enable remote controls that detect hand movements and use that motion to control User Interfaces in a manner that's as simple and intuitive as using a mouse to control the position of a pointer on a computer screen. Much like the Wii game controllers, this motion control enhances the user experience, making it more interactive, intuitive and fun.
MotionIC ensures jitter-free, pixel accurate pointer control with smooth and precise movement. In addition, the MotionIC platform supports advanced gesture recognition; such as a flick up to increase volume, a flick down to decrease volume, a flick to the right to change channels and much more. Libraries of more sophisticated gestures can enable remote controls that need only a few buttons and make it possible, for example, to have a sign-on gesture for each member of the family which loads up a personalized set of favorite stations, settings, and applications.
SMK Europe is a subsidiary of SMK Corporation. SMK Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and was first established in 1925. It manufacturers, develops and markets components used by major OEM's in the field of Communications, Information, Audio-Visual, Car Electronics and Home Electronics. With European Sales operations in Brussels, Belgium and R&D in UK, and with local manufacturing facilities in Hungary, in addition to SMK's global 12 factories, SMK is strategically positioned to supply electronics solutions to OEM's and market leaders engaged in Personal Computing, Consumer Electronics manufacturers and the Subscription Television industry. SMK maintains the dominant worldwide position in the supply of remote controls, producing greater than 70 million units annually, and has strongly invested in the market of devices supporting rich media, interactive and advanced TV features. Further information can be found at www.smk.co.jp
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SmartMotion by Movea
Movea is a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry. Movea's unique motion processing capabilities enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, meaning reduced risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more end-user value. Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. Further information about Movea can be found at www.movea.com.
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