Remote Controls, a Key Battleground for Bluetooth and ZigBee

3Q 2012 | IN-1013218

OEMs are choosing RF technology over IR because of its many benefits, such as the ability for devices to be controlled without any line of site issues. The set-top box and flat panel TV markets have started to embrace RF technology; as a result, both ZigBee and Bluetooth Smart are starting to see significant growth. Some OEMs are wary of an absolute jump to RF, and choose to have both RF and IR in the same device.

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