|[January 02, 2014]
Universal Electronics Inc., the Leader in Control Technology for Home Entertainment, Presents Latest Control Solutions
SANTA ANA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in
universal remote control technologies and control interfaces, is coming
to the International Consumer Electronics Show for the 22nd
consecutive year in 2014, highlighting the latest innovation in control
technology for home entertainment.
Key product and technology demonstrations will include a host of
embedded technology consumer accessories designed to enhance the control
and entertainment experience. Highlights will include:
UEI QuickSet™ 2.4
The latest generation of QuickSet follows up on the success of the UEI
platform that is currently deployed in over 70 million devices around
the world including set-top boxes, connected TVs, media devices, game
consoles, smartphones, and tablets. UEI QuickSet 2.4 delivers the
simplest and most intuitive universal remote control setup and control
experience available today. This technology enables an AV device remote
control to be setup and programmed to control virtually any television
or entertainment device in the home, with minimal, if any, user input.
UEI QuickSet 2.4 includes features such as:
automated device setup using HDMI-CEC connections to automatically
identify the device brand and model number of connected devices
without requiring user input;
automated device detection, and IR control, of IP connected AV devices;
enhanced control code lookup feature combining search by service
provider and set-top box manufacturer;
optimized setup maps that deliver a consumer-friendly user interface
to determine the exact control code for the system; and
a cloud-based service to ensure access to a real-time device code
database that is continuously updated with the latest control codes
for the newest devices on the market, making the universal control
interface easy to setup and future proof.
UEI Control Plus™
Control Plus simplifies the home entertainment setup and control
experience across all AV devices. This technology solution addresses the
most common consumer challenges in universal AV control such as remote
mode confusion, and switching to the right input. With UEI Control Plus
technology, consumers can simply plug in a new device, have it
discovered and setup automatically, and have activities such as "Watch
TV" automatically enabled from a single universal remote control.
Key Features of Control Plus Include:
Automated Setup - automatically detects and sets up most IP and
Dynamic Key Mapping - remote buttons automatically map to appropriate
devices based on the active content source device.
One Touch View (OTV) - a single button press instantly gets the user
to their chosen content.
Smart device integration - brings universal control into second screen
Advanced Control Features Utilizing RF
Home entertainment control continues to evolve as demands from
consumers, and additional device requirements, have driven advances in
navigation, design, and two-way interactions between devices and remote
controls. UEI is the industry leader in RF solutions, with over 30
million RF control units shipped in 2013 based on standards such as
RF4CE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Deployed solutions include control
technologies for the leading brands in home entertainment such as
Panasonic, Sony, Comcast (News - Alert), DIRECTV, Roku, and others.
Key highlights of some of the advanced control feature demonstrations
Touch Pad Control - experience the Viera Touch Pad Controller from
Panasonic (News - Alert) especially designed for web page browsing, designed to fit
snugly in your hand. Scroll and click for easy navigation similar to a
Content Mirroring made easy with NFC - see how Sony utilizes NFC and
RF in a controller to easily mirror content from a smart phone to the
Motion and Downstream Audio - implementations of Bluetooth and
Bluetooth Smart enabling advanced features and time-tested performance.
Another annual tradition for UEI at CES (News - Alert) is the DESIGNOVATION showcase,
blending design and user experience to create products that are both
aesthetically beautiful and functional to ensure successful product
adoption. This year at CES, UEI will present three new design concepts
aimed at addressing real user needs and improving the home entertainment
experience through innovation in design.
Invited guests are welcome to visit Universal Electronics and experience
live demonstrations at booth 20612 in South Hall 1 at the International
Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2014.
About Universal Electronics
Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader
in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs,
develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to
control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The
company's broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of
infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500
companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and
computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products
through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name.
More information is available at www.uei.com.
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