Hillcrest's Freespace Remote Sheds Weight

Hillcrest labs unveils Freespace MotionEngine Lite for smart TV market

August 28, 2012

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Hillcrest Labs, a market leader in multiplatform motion software and products, today unveiled a new addition to its award-winning Freespace(R) MotionEngine(TM) 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(R) RF4CE (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics) and Bluetooth(R) low energy solutions.

“MotionEngine Lite provides ultra-high performance cursor control with a minimized software footprint,” said Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs. “MotionEngine Lite includes Hillcrest’s proprietary, patented orientation (or roll) compensation feature and does not require any end-user calibration, in contrast to other alternatives. We are also very pleased to launch this product line pre-integrated with TI’s industry leading RF (radio frequency) solutions to enable a turn-key solution for the rapidly evolving Smart TV market.”

“We are pleased to continue our work with Hillcrest to provide cost-effective, low-power solutions for customers interested in developing next-gen remotes, enabled by high-precision motion control,” said Stig Torud, Remote Control Strategic Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. “Hillcrest’s MotionEngine Lite software combined with TI’s ZigBee RF4CE and Bluetooth low energy solutions bring low-latency and high-performance cursor control to Smart TV, set-top box, and PC motion remote controls.”

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