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Tekoia Launches SureMote -- First Easy-to-Use Smart Universal Remote App With Both WiFi and Infrared to Control Smart TVs and Legacy Appliances

At Computex, Tekoia Will Demo SureMote, Highlighting LG SmartTV and Second Screen Capability; Makes Need for Multiple Clunky Remotes Obsolete

RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/14 -- The SureMote smartphone universal remote app -- the first designed to be both easy to use and fully customizable right from the phone -- will be demo'ed a Computex. [See demo video here: http://youtu.be/--86xsJVA74] SureMote from Tekoia controls smart media streaming devices and legacy appliances using either WiFi or the phone's infrared (IR) capability, all from the same app. The SureMote Computex demo (NANGANG Sky Dome -- booth# 0436) highlights the LG SmartTV and its media streaming capabilities, as well as controlling infrared appliances, such as Apple TV and the iRobot Roomba vacuum.

Demo Video here: http://youtu.be/--86xsJVA74

A typical family has four old remotes which are hard to use, non-standard and only control a limited number of devices each. Considering that remote controls were first introduced by Nikola Tesla in 1898, these devices have not made much progress in more than a century. Developing a universal remote app that is easy to use, hard to lose and works with WiFi and infrared has been a surprisingly hard problem.

Today, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the SureMote smartphone universal remote app is poised to control almost everything in your house starting with legacy IR appliances as well the new generation of WiFi-driven smart appliances. Using proprietary technology developed by Tekoia, SureMote runs on Android devices and is a platform for development of additional Smart Living functions needed for the IoT.

The SureMote design followed the principle of "Do Not Make Me Think," to create a smartphone remote app that revolutionizes the remote control user experience.

"SureMote is taking the legacy problems of remotes and moving to the future, where the Internet of Things will be controlling so many devices in the home," said Viktor Ariel, founder and CEO, Tekoia. "With SureMote we are focusing on innovation in the user experience and innovative communication technology to create a universal smartphone remote app designed from a user's point of view. We do not see the remote as an afterthought so the design is appealing. It is a painkiller solution for both appliance makers and users."

Features of the SureMote smartphone remote app

The SureMote universal remote app:

  • Will be available from the PlayStore in July, 2014
  • Works as is with smartphones, no additional hardware necessary
  • Runs on Android devices with iOS version coming later this year
  • Is a standards-based solution supporting UPnP as the main communication protocol, OIPF command set and a secure encryption layer
  • Includes a new and easy-to-use interface with novel controls like the keyboard, mouse, gyro and voice to make it a fully functioning, easy-to-navigate remote

About Tekoia

Tekoia is pioneering a new platform for remote control that puts users in the center of the remotely-controlled universe. Tekoia's Smart Universal Remote (SURE) platform connects between users, appliances and vendors. It is based on unique proprietary technologies that enable a complete smart universal remote solution for WiFi-connected digital media appliances as well as IR legacy appliances using the same smartphone app. An Israel-based company, Tekoia is founded by an experienced management team with expertise in mobile devices, consumer electronics, and collaboration with leading technology companies. For more information visit www.tekoia.com.

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