Advanced Voice Control and Content Navigation Solutions to Create the Ultimate Entertainment Experience
Content discovery and navigation made easy through Voice Search and Touch combined with robust services such as Rovi® cloud-based Guide
Home entertainment control continues to evolve. As content and services continue to proliferate, they are changing consumer expectations, which in turn are driving advances in user interfaces, navigation, and design. Additionally, bi-directional wireless communication between devices and remote controls is becoming more prevalent, enabling a better user experience. UEI is the industry leader in matching the right technology to meet these interaction needs. UEI has the experience necessary to successfully design and implement solutions, with millions in advanced control solutions deployed worldwide with leading home entertainment brands such as Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Comcast, DIRECTV, UPC, Virgin Media, and others.
To address these changes in consumer needs, UEI has developed the Evoke platform of remote control solutions. Evoke, meant to stimulate the mind and involve the user, is voice enabled across all designs, representing the most versatile and advanced platform available today.
Universal Electronics is the first company to commercially deploy a voice-enabled Zigbee RF4CE remote, a cost effective solution that is commercially feasible for mass distribution in the cable and satellite markets. The wide adoption of Zigbee RF4CE in these markets allows integration without requiring major upgrade of set-top boxes. The platform also supports over the air updates, integrated QuickSet® universal IR solution, and remote finder/speaker for audio feedback. This platform is utilized for the recently announced Infinity XR-11 voice remote, delivering a reliable voice search and natural voice experience.
Evoke Reach is a comfortable motion remote platform with a simple motion pointing based user interface for content selection and navigation that requires minimal user effort. The design is the result of a series of usability tests for speed, accuracy, and emotional response provided by customers and consumers feedback in the UEI Designovation process. This design combined with the right user interface can produce a very simple, intuitive remote that is a great match between a motion remote and a TV or set-top box user interface. As with all remotes in this platform, UEI Evoke Reach supports voice, over the air updates, and has integrated QuickSet® universal IR capability.
Evoke Touch utilizes Bluetooth Smart communications popular in consumer electronics. The ergonomically designed form incorporates an efficient and economical touchpad that works simply and effortlessly in navigating a TV-type user interface. As with all Evoke remotes, Touch supports voice, over the air updates, and has integrated QuickSet® universal IR capability All of these platforms not only utilize QuickSet for simple setup, but UEI Universal Application Programming Interface (UAPI). UAPI SDK provides a turnkey end-to-end integration that is optimized for supporting advanced control commands and reliable voice transmission over low power wireless connections.