Remote Controls Exploit Freespace Technology

Oct. 8, 2008
Pooling their collective talents, Hillcrest Labs and Texas Instruments have unveiled the Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics (RF4CE) compliant remote controls with Freespace Technology, an RF-based remote technology that eliminates line-of-sight poin

Pooling their collective talents, Hillcrest Labs and Texas Instruments have unveiled the Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics \\{RF4CE\\} compliant remote controls with Freespace Technology, an RF-based remote technology that eliminates line-of-sight pointing requirements.

The remotes pair Hillcrest's Freespace technology and Texas Instruments' RemoTI network protocol to eliminate the line-of-site limitations of infrared devices and dramatically reduce the number of buttons needed on a remote control. Also of note, the RF remotes support more advanced features such as in-air pointing for enhanced entertainment experiences based on bi-directional communication capabilities.

Hillcrest Labs
www.hillcrestlabs.com

RemoTI Network Protocol
www.ti.com/corp/docs/landing/RF4CE/index.htm

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