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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Synaptics and Philips Partner on Touch-based Remote Control

On September 13,Synaptics announced that its capacitive TouchPad solution is featured in the Philips Dual remote control, that was introduced at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam.

To develop the remote remote, Philips Home Control combined a variety of leading-edge innovations including ZigBee® RF4CE technology (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics), a QWERTY keyboard, and Synaptics TouchPad solution. The 2-inch diagonal TouchPad recognizes gestures such as pointer navigation, flick, and tap for simplified navigation of digital entertainment. Users can push down on the touchpad surface to easily make selections on their home entertainment system.

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