Hillcrest Labs Launches Low Power Sensor Hub for Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables and the Internet of Things

Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub includes sensor fusion, gesture recognition, and ‘always on’ functions for context aware applications –

Rockville, MD – October 29, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced it has designed a new sensor hub product to change how consumers use their smartphones and other portable electronics. Sensor hubs are a separate class of chips designed to offload sensor management from the main processor. Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub is a turn-key software solution that provides ‘always on’ features such as context awareness and gesture recognition to augment the consumer experience and minimize system power consumption. At launch, Hillcrest’s software will be paired with a cost-effective, low power SAM D20 ARM® Cortex® M0+ based microcontroller from Atmel®, which enables device manufacturers to get to market quickly.

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Hillcrest Labs Joins Atmel® Partner Program to Deliver Low Power, High Performance Sensor Hubs

– Partnership combines Hillcrest’s SH-1 software with Atmel’s SAM microcontrollers to create sensor hub solutions for mobile devices, wearable electronics and the Internet of Things –

Rockville, MD – October 29, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced it has extended its collaboration with Atmel® Corporation as part of Atmel’s Partner Program to deliver turn-key sensor hub solutions. Sensor hubs are an increasingly popular approach to offload sensor management from the main processor. The combination of Hillcrest’s SH-1 sensor hub software and Atmel’s ultra-low power microcontrollers provides ‘always on’ features such as context awareness and gesture recognition to augment the consumer experience and minimize system power consumption.

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Hillcrest Labs Selected by Hisense to Bring Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes

– Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine to Power Hisense’s Smart TV Products –

Rockville, Maryland (USA) and Hong Kong  – September 4, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs and Hisense Company Limited (Hisense) today announced a strategic partnership by which Hisense will deploy Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® in-air pointing and motion control software in its next-generation of Smart TVs and Pulse set-top boxes. Freespace enables point-and-click, gesture and motion control of Smart TV devices through simple in-air movements of a handheld remote control. This allows users to navigate their TV user interface just like they do on computers, Smartphones and tablets.

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Hillcrest Labs Secures RDK License from Comcast

– Motion control leader, Hillcrest, licenses The Reference Design Kit from Comcast to help propel the next wave of consumer TV interactivity

– RDK initiative expedites deployment of advanced delivery platforms to drive next-gen video services – 

Rockville, MD – May 29, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs, the leading global supplier of software and hardware for motion-enabled products, today announced it is the first motion control technology provider to license the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack from Comcast. The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common framework for powering tru2way®, IP or hybrid set-top boxes (STBs), and video gateway devices. The RDK initiative is intended to speed the development and deployment of next-gen video services such as cloud-based functionality, and enhanced guide experiences with richer graphics and better search capabilities. The agreement enables Hillcrest to provide software development, integration and testing services to OEMs, semiconductor manufacturers, software vendors, software integrators and MVPDs who are planning to take advantage of the RDK.

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Hillcrest Labs and TCL Sign New Multi-Year Agreement to Bring Unique Freespace Motion Technology to Smart TVs

– Hillcrest Also Announces Freespace® Availability for Android™ 4.2 and Google TV –

Hong Kong and Rockville, Maryland, USA – May 23, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced that TCL Multimedia has signed a new multi-year agreement to extend the use of Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® in-air pointing and motion control software in TCL’s Internet-connected Smart TVs. Freespace enables small in-air movements of remote controls to move a cursor around the TV screen. This allows users to navigate their TV user interface with point-and-click controls, just like they do on computers, smartphones and tablets.

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Hillcrest Labs Brings Motion Control to Intel’s New Set-Top Box Reference Kit

– Hillcrest’s Freespace® software integrated into Intel® Media Server Reference Design (MSRD) for Point-and-Click Control for TV –

Rockville, MD – March 19, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced that Intel’s newest reference design kit for IPTV set-top boxes (STBs) and media servers will use Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® in-air pointing and motion control technology. With the Freespace Motion Engine™ software embedded on the Intel® Media Server Reference Design (MSRD) kit and controlled by a handheld remote control, TV operators can provide subscribers the ability to control TV with mouse-like navigation, and point-and-click simplicity.

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Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace® Motion Augments VENTURI Project

– Hillcrest’s MotionEngine™ Mobile Software Increases Accuracy and Usability of Groundbreaking VENTURI Augmented Reality Platform –

– Freespace®-enabled VENTURI Applications to be Demonstrated on ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor™ Platform at Mobile World Congress, February 25-28 in Barcelona –

 

Rockville, MD and Barcelona, Spain – February 21, 2013 – Hillcrest Labs today announced the integration of its Freespace® MotionEngine™ Mobile motion control software with the VENTURI project, the scientific project developing a next-generation augmented reality (AR) paradigm. MotionEngine Mobile’s responsive and precise motion control enhances the VENTURI user experience with smoother images, quicker response, and more accurate motion tracking.

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