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Aug 31st, 2012
Hillcrest Labs introduces Freespace MotionEngine Lite for Smart TV market
Hillcrest Labs, a company focusing on multiplatform motion software and products, unveiled a new addition to its Freespace MotionEngine software family: Freespace MotionEngine Lite.
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"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."

Hillcrest said the Freespace MotionEngine Lite motion software uses data from accelerometers and gyroscopes to provide high performance cursor control for enhanced content navigation, Web browsing, point-and-click gaming, and more. MotionEngine Lite integrates many of the same features and functionalities that have helped Hillcrest's full MotionEngine Smart TV software suite achieve its market position, including patented features, such as: orientation (or roll) compensation, real-time sensor calibration and precise cursor control. Hillcrest's sensor qualification process ensures equally high performance with sensors from any MEMS supplier. MotionEngine Lite can also support cursor gestures through integration with Hillcrest's host-based Gesture Recognition Engine, which provides more than 50 pre-defined gestures and a software development kit (SDK) to create additional, customized gestures.

For more information: www.hillcrestlabs.com

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