Universal Electronics Wins Emmy® Award for Voice Control Innovation and Creativity

September 6, 2017

UEI’s Voice Technology

Helps Revolutionize the TV Viewing Experience

SANTA ANA, CA Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home,has been awarded a 2017 Technology & Engineering Achievement Emmy® Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for its work relating to voice navigation technologies for discovering and interacting with TV content.  UEI was selected for its excellence in engineering and creativity that has materially affected the television viewing experience. 

The award will be presented at the 69th annual Technology & Engineering Achievement Emmy® Awards ceremony on April 8, 2018 in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, NV. The honor will be shared with Comcast, Apple TV, and Nuance Dragon TV for their individual contributions to voice control technologies.

Through consumer-focused research and development, UEI has continually uncovered and delivered meaningful innovations that simplify daily experiences within the connected smart home. UEI has diligently expanded optimized voice remote offerings with state-of-the-art microprocessors, tightly coupled with software and acoustic design to enhance the accuracy of daily voice interactions.

UEI’s advancements relating to voice navigation technologies have quickly become instrumental in changing how consumers interact with their devices and TV content.  Today the company has deployed one of the most experienced and knowledgeable development teams in the industry to deliver highly dependable voice interactions with home entertainment devices.  UEI has been working on voice related technologies for many years and has helped to deploy over 40 million voice enabled remote controls to entertainment industry customers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

“Voice has become a natural evolution in how consumers find and consume entertainment content,” said Robert P. Siedel, Chairman, Engineering & Technology Committee, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  “It is important to recognize the impact and achievements that companies like Universal Electronics have made in helping to provide a better experience to consumers.”

“Our goal has always been to redefine what a remote control is and what it can do – reimagining something to take the complexity out of the entertainment experience for everyone,” said Paul Arling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics.  “We are honored to be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as this is truly the pinnacle of recognition in the industry.”

Launched in 1948, Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations, and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. "Emmy" is a trademark of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences / National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For more information, please visit the Emmys on the Web: http://emmyonline.org/

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc. is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home. For more information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

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