Philips Home Control celebrates 1 billionth milestone in remote control production at IBC

Date: Tue, 09/07/2010 - 18:10

Philips Home Control is proud to announce it has now produced 1 billion remote controls since manufacturing commenced in 1991. The timing of this major milestone coincides with the company‟s participation at this year‟s IBC. This achievement underscores Philips‟ leadership position in remote control production for OEM customers worldwide

Philips Home Control celebrates 1 billionth milestone in remote control production at IBC

Philips has pioneered remote control technology, having played a key role in the development of industry standards such as RC5, RC6, RCMM and recently ZigBeeRF4CE, providing for an extensive portfolio of features and solutions that improve the performance, ease-of-use and functionality of remote controls. Over the years, Home Control has expanded to provide both standard and customized wireless input and control solutions for major electronics manufacturers worldwide. Today, Philips is a preferred partner to leading companies in the home entertainment domain, offering complete innovative solutions for all possible applications, ranging from IPTV to cable & satellite, consumer electronics, home automation and pc-based applications.
In the past the lack of an RF industry standard proved to be a real barrier for adoption in mainstream remote control applications. This has all changed with the development of ZigBeeRF4CE. ZigBeeRF4CE is the first open RF remote control standard for audio video consumer electronics, based on 802.15.4 technology. The standard enables low cost bi-directional RF remote control applications, low power consumption and increased design flexibility for your products.
As one of its founding members, Philips brought deep market and application knowledge combined with technology experience into the RF4CE consortium. Being a co-founder of this major breakthrough technology ensures that Philips is the perfect partner to guide OEM‟s when deciding to switch to RF.
Among the innovative solutions presented at IBC by Philips Home Control are the latest pointing control solutions. Home Control is showcasing successful design-ins and commercialized products where the UI and the remote merge seamlessly, providing the ultimate experience for the consumer.
And as interaction with TV & STB‟s is needed more than ever, text input solutions are omnipresent, offering unprecedented ease of use. With smart solutions such as a dual face keyboard, Philips shows sophistication & technology can coincide perfectly.
At the same time, Philips is focusing on becoming “greener‟, with endless measurements taken to protect the environment. 
A great recent example of Philips Home Control‟s efforts is Philips China becoming the winner of the “China best low carbon company” list, initiated by The Economic Observer, one of the leading Chinese national business media.
Commenting on reaching the 1 billionth milestone, Jean-Paul Abrams, General Manager OEM business, Philips Home Control said: “We are delighted to announce our outstanding capabilities in the development and manufacturing of control devices here at IBC and to showcase our latest products and world-class technological expertise. It is also the ideal opportunity to present our achievements to many of our valued customers who are leaders in the broadcast industry. Thanks to them, we were able to reach this milestone of 1 billion remotes.”

Visit Philips Home Control at IBC in Hall 1, booth A81.

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