Roku Licenses Hillcrest's Tech

Hillcrest Labs' technology licensed for Roku game remote

August 19, 2011

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Hillcrest Labs announced today that Roku has licensed Hillcrest's patented Freespace(R) MotionEngine(TM) software for use with its motion-sensing remote and its new line of Roku 2 streaming players.

The Roku Game Remote, which uses Hillcrest's MotionEngine technology, provides motion-sensing control utilized in gameplay and screen navigation for all three Roku 2 models --the Roku 2 HD ($59.99), Roku 2 XD ($79.99) and Roku 2 XS ($99.99). The Roku 2 XS comes standard with the motion sensing remote, while Roku 2 HD and Roku 2 XD users can purchase the remote as an optional accessory.

"Roku has raised the stakes in the streaming player market, and they have introduced a wonderful new casual gaming experience that consumers will love," said Dan Simpkins, CEO and founder of Hillcrest Labs. "Beyond Roku 2's elegant design and wide content selection, the new remote delivers state-of-the art motion control technology in products of exceptional value. We're very proud to have been selected by Roku to play such an important role in their next generation of devices."

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