SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs to Unveil New “Scoop Pointer” Remote Control at International CES 2013

Smart TV Remote Control Provides In-Air Pointing Using Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine Lite Software and Bluetooth® Low Energy RF Technology

Las Vegas, NV; Rockville, MD; and Chula Vista, CA – January 9, 2013 – To meet the growing need for cost effective, power efficient pointing in Smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players, and PCs, SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs have teamed up to create a new consumer remote control solution. The new remote, to be manufactured and marketed by SMK Electronics, enables in-air pointing and cursor control by combining Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine Lite software with Bluetooth® low energy RF technology in Hillcrest Labs’ award-winning Scoop pointer. The remote uses Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

 

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CSR Unveils Smart Remote Evaluation and Development Kits – First Voice Command Capability with Bluetooth® Smart

CSR8510™ and CSR1011™ combined for turnkey solution, reducing time to market for new, cutting-edge remote controls for TVs and Set Top Boxes

INTERNATIONAL CES 2013, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA – 7 January 2013           CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced the availability of new Evaluation and Development Kits for makers of the newest generation of Smart Remotes for TVs and Set Top Boxes (STBs).  The kits will enable the development of the first Voice Command enabled Bluetooth® low energy remote controls as well as a low power, robust link for motion pointing and gesture capabilities. And, in collaboration with Hillcrest Labs, CSR has created its solution to work seamlessly with Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine™ software, which has become the standard for motion control in consumer electronic devices around the world.

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Hillcrest Labs Introduces 9-Axis Freespace® Sensor Module

Combines MEMS gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer with Freespace MotionEngine™ software and a single 32-bit MCU

Enables precise motion control in wearable computing and HMDs for augmented reality, virtual reality, military simulation, and many other applications

Rockville, MD – November 8, 2012 – Hillcrest Labs, a market leader in multiplatform motion software and products, today announced the newest addition to its family of Freespace® Sensor Modules: the FSM-9, a fully-integrated 9-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU). The FSM-9 is a turnkey solution that combines MEMS sensor hardware with Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngineUniversal sensor fusion software and a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) in a compact surface-mount package. The FSM-9 is designed to enable fast development of high quality motion controlled products.

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Hillcrest Labs Selected as Recipient of The Gazette of Politics and Business Fifth Annual Exceptional 53 Business Awards

Gaithersburg Awards Ceremony Attracts Business Executives from across Maryland

Gaithersburg, Md. – The Gazette of Politics and Business released its list of the 53 top businesses and organizations in the State of Maryland. The program, produced by The Gazette P&B, acknowledges the top 53 businesses and organizations in Maryland based on criteria that included the recipient company’s noteworthy product or service innovations, community service efforts, and how the companies portrayed themselves as “good places to work.”

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Hillcrest Labs Unveils Freespace® MotionEngine™ Lite for Smart TV Market


First 8-bit MCU compatible MotionEngine software available today for Texas Instruments ZigBee® RF4CE and Bluetooth® low energy solutions

Rockville, MD – August 28, 2012 – Hillcrest Labs, a market leader in multiplatform motion software and products, today unveiled a new addition to its award-winning Freespace® MotionEngine™ software family: Freespace MotionEngine Lite. MotionEngine Lite provides high performance, in-air cursor control on 8-bit processors commonly found on remote controls, with lower costs and simpler integration than typical Smart TV motion control implementations. Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngine Lite software is available today for Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) ZigBee® RF4CE (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics) and Bluetooth® low energy solutions.

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Hillcrest Labs Selected by TCL to Bring Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Android™-Powered Smart TVs

Hillcrest’s Freespace® MotionEngine™ Used in TCL’s First Domestic Android-Based Smart TVs and Motion Sensing Remotes


Rockville, MD – May 23, 2012 – Hillcrest Labs today announced that TCL Multimedia (“TCL”), one of China’s leading TV and consumer electronics brands, is using Hillcrest’s patented Freespace® motion software for TCL’s Android™ -based Smart TVs, including its flagship V7500 Android 4.03 Smart TV, and motion sensing remotes. The Smart TV system will be available in China this month and in other markets later this year. TCL and Hillcrest have entered into a worldwide license agreement for TCL to use Hillcrest’s Freespace in-air pointing and motion control solution in current and future products.

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Hillcrest Labs Turns Kylo® Web Browser for TV Over to Open Source Community

– Enables Developers to Innovate and Create New TV Browsers and Applications –

– Works Seamlessly with Freespace® Devices for Better TV Browsing Experiences –

ROCKVILLE, MD – May 15, 2012 – Hillcrest Labs today announced that it has released the source code for the award-winning Kylo® Web browser to the open source community for the first time. Kylo is a free, Mozilla-based TV browser uniquely designed to view online content on TVs connected to the internet.  When used with a Freespace pointer like Hillcrest’s award-winning Scoop, Kylo makes it easy to surf the Web, watch online video and play casual point-and-click internet games, whether in the living room, family room, bedroom or dorm room. It is compatible with the Mac OS® and Windows®.

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