The best CES ever!
UEI starts the year at CES each January by bringing together people from around the globe that are experts in control technology. This year was better than ever as UEI began the celebration of its 25th Year of Innovation showcasing our “Past, Present, and Future” technologies. Visitors had a chance to experience UEI's growth from our first remotes launched into the retail market in the late 80’s, all the way to the control concepts of tomorrow in the innovations tour.
View some of the photos from CES 2011 below.
From a small line of One For All remotes at Walmart to a global leader in control technology
UEI’s booth offered visitors a glimpse into the evolution of the remote control over the past 25 years with live demonstrations and interactive displays of products and control technology that have enabled UEI to become the industry leader in creating economical and reliable business solutions to meet consumer needs across multiple markets.
UEI is at the forefront of innovation for the future
Visitors could experience demonstrations of the most advanced technologies UEI has to offer, such as interactive navigation using relative and absolute touch interfaces; integrated QWERTY keyboards for text entry; and the unique UEI QuickSet programming feature that leverages UEI’s world-renowned database of consumer electronic device codes.
Following up on it’s successful introduction in 2010, the next release of UEI QuickSet further enhances the remote set-up and personalization process by virtually eliminating the need for users to enter brand name and model number information. This revolutionary feature continues to win customer acclaim and boasts an impressive list of subscription broadcast and OEM customers globally.
Ultilizing the new Velocity universal remote control platform, UEI’s next generation advanced UI and interaction technologies take interactive control to the next level offering 2D touchpad navigation with simple “flick” or “swipe” interactions combined with tactile feedback, gesture control, and QWERTY text-entry all in one compact remote control design. For a full 3D interactive control experience, UEI offers it’s Dolphin and Scepter remote platforms that offer the ultimate in pointing control designed to enhance the user’s experience in scrolling and finding on-screen content.
At CES, UEI will begin offering Universal remote control API (UAPI). UAPI is a software communication standard on a remote control and integrated into a target device (set-top box, TV, AVR) via a flexible SDK that provides the ability to rapidly customize advanced features and reduce development time between the remote and device. The UAPI layer allows the addition of plug in modules that enable a myriad of features not available in the original communication standard between the remote and device.
In its quest to build ever-more energy-efficient control offerings, UEI will introduce it’s comprehensive Low Energy IR Engine (LowEIR), an engineered combination of silicon, hardware, and new software that optimizes energy usage in battery-powered IR remote controls. LowEIR is a practical, cost-effective approach that is compatible with all IR protocols and easily scalable to all performance requirements without any development on the target device.