EMS Provider ControlTek Manufactures The RÄ“ iPhone Remote Control Accessory For NewKinetix

EMS provider, ControlTek, manufactured a coveted Apple iPhone universal remote control accessory designed and marketed by NewKinetix, LLC.

Portland, OR – June 1, 2010 (PressReleasePivot) — Consumers have been rife with their demands for an iPhone or iPod touch based universal remote control capable of controlling multiple entertainment devices. Wanting one is easy. Getting it to market under a successful business model and budget is a bit more challenging.

With manufacturing assistance from ControlTek ( http://www.controltek.com ), NewKinetix answered consumer demands by developing their new RÄ“ Universal iPhone Remote Control for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. The RÄ“ is a plug-in attachment, or accessory, that provides the IR transmitter and receiver and IR code database. In conjunction with the required free app, the RÄ“ becomes a user-friendly, full-featured universal remote control on the iPhone or iPod touch screen.

ControlTek has a reputation for their proven ability to quickly guide products to market using their design, manufacture, and test capabilities ( http://controltek.com/capabilities/manufacturing.php ). In particular, the RÄ“ required integrating a unique IR component and Apple specific connectors and interface, providing a challenge in maintaining a budget and time frame for unfamiliar factors. ControlTek’s intimate knowledge of each stage involved and flexibility for cost-efficiency is what earned them this job.

These challenges come with the territory for ControlTek, and speaking for their seasoned design and manufacturing team, President Andy LaFrazia states that the challenges are what make the whole process exciting for them. “We always enjoy the process of creating a new product. The challenge of working with prototypes to meet cost and lead time goals, early testing and getting the supply chain streamlined.”

This was the sentiment that drew NewKinetix to ControlTek. Along with their proven ability to get products to market, ControlTek’s desire and know how to take complete ownership of the manufacturing process ( http://controltek.com/capabilities/turnkey.php ) ensured NewKinetix and Barry Baril, Director of Business Development and Marketing, that their design was in good hands. For a new company and new product, having confidence that the manufacturing partner will deliver the envisioned product is paramount. ControlTek not only met and exceeded quality expectations, but did so on a tight time schedule guaranteeing the RÄ“’s debut at the 2010 CES show. According to Baril, this is exactly why NewKinetix went with ControlTek, “NewKinetix chose to partner with ControlTek to manufacture the RÄ“ due to their enthusiasm and willingness to form a supportive partnership with a new company. Their support and experience has reduced our time to market and met our demanding product volume ramp at introduction with exceptional quality.”

About ControlTek
ControlTek Inc. was founded in 1971 and has grown to represent a diverse number of industries with a full suite of electronic manufacturing services, electronic and industrial design capabilities. Their Vancouver, Washington based facility serves a diverse client base in industries such as: industrial, medical, semi-conductor, aerospace, military, and consumer products. ControlTek believes in providing diligent service, to their partners via open communication, flexible solutions, and a culture of continuous improvement. ControlTek is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and FDA registered firm.

Learn more at: http://www.controltek.com or call toll free 866.818.9855

For more information on the RÄ“ visit: http://www.newkinetix.com

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