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Smart TV Remote Control Based on CSR µEnergy® Platform Debuts at IBC 2012

CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today said that CSR and SMK, a global leader in remote control solutions, will together demonstrate Bluetooth Smart® enabled advanced remote control functionality based on the CSR1001™ device, a single-mode Bluetooth® low energy solution, and the CSR8510™ A10 device, a dual-mode Bluetooth solution optimised for human interface devices (HID). New remote control functions and capabilities – like those to be demonstrated using a prototype Smart TV remote control unit – are needed to meet existing and future consumer demand for services and features and to get the most out of next-generation Smart TVs and set-top boxes.

The impressive array of remote control functions and capabilities to be demonstrated on the SMK booth (Hall 1, Stand 1.F11) at the IBC 2012 exhibition will include pointing gesture recognition, low-latency voice command, and device-to-remote “back channel” communication. Furthermore, the Bluetooth Smart enabled remote control unit is up to six times more energy efficient than designs based classic Bluetooth and greatly extends battery life.

“The kinds of interfaces, capabilities and interoperability consumers are demanding have created the need for a robust, standards-based RF technology, and Bluetooth Smart is perfectly positioned to meet this need,” said Anthony Murray, Business Group SVP of CSR. “CSR’s µEnergy platform for Bluetooth Smart provides advanced remote control functionality that facilitates interactions with a range of other devices around the home – smartphones, tablets, and so on – with far less latency and at a fraction of the power consumption of older RF technologies. In addition, Bluetooth Smart eliminates the need for line-of-sight operation imposed on the user by traditional infrared remotes.”

“Our work with CSR has shown that the CSR µEnergy platform is an excellent foundation for the advanced remote control functions that SMK can build,” said Patrick Delanoeije, Vice President of SMK Europe. “The demonstrations we are doing today provide further proof that Bluetooth Smart is an excellent RF remote technology, offering improvements in responsiveness, user experience and power consumption while building on the existing Bluetooth ecosystem.”

To arrange to see a demonstration of these Bluetooth Smart enabled advanced remote control functions, please visit the SMK booth at IBC 2012 (Hall 1, Stand 1.F11).

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