LONDON--()--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.
“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”
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.