Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Remote Controls Market Report 2013" report to their offering.
The primary research was conducted through direct interviews, over the phone, or via email, with remote control manufacturers, wireless chipset manufacturers, and device manufacturers. Interviews were conducted during the first quarter of 2013. Companies interviewed for the report included Atmel, Broadcom, Contec, D-Link, Logitech, Netgear, Philips, SMK, Sony, Texas Instruments, Universal Electronics, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the Zigbee Alliance.
Traditionally, remote controls have been an afterthought in the minds of most consumers. However, that paradigm is quickly shifting as remote controls gain better wireless connectivity to the devices they control. The various applications enabled by using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and RF4CE are quickly changing the way consumers think about remote controls and how they interact with their entertainment devices.
Included in this report is an in-depth analysis of the various methods of control including voice, motion, touchpad, gesture, and touchscreen control. This report also looks at the increasing use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and RF4CE in remote controls and how that will impact the total market. A five year forecast covering shipments of remote controls for the aftermarket & universal, audio & video equipment, Blu-ray player, digital television, DVD player, cable set-top box, IPTV set-top box, satellite set-top box, and streaming media player markets subdivided by connectivity standard from 2012 to 2017 is provided.