Device Discovery & Control


QuickSet® is Universal  Electronics’ award winning product family and the de facto solution for  simplifying universal control setup and operation. First introduced in  September 2009, QuickSet solution is a widely deployed technology already  in over 250 million devices around the world including set-top boxes,  televisions, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets to enable  effortless configuration and control of nearly any connected home entertainment  device.

QuickSet solution includes a range of patent protected, data driven intelligent  engines built on top of UEI’s industry-leading global device control  database, to automate setup and operation of devices in the home. QuickSet can  easily be integrated with any device using either simple Web APIs offered by  QuickSet Cloud™; or as an embedded application optimized for your platform.

QuickSet Cloud delivers all the benefits of  QuickSet, offered as a cloud-service taking full advantage of the infinite  processing power, scalability, and updateability of Universal Electronics’  cloud platform.

Discovery Engine

At  the core of every QuickSet solution, Discovery Engine enables automatic  discovery and configuration of control interfaces for most HDMI or IP-connected  devices, using standard and proprietary data transmitted over these networks.

Intelligent filtering, prioritization and model search capabilities  based on market & location specific meta-data also help in simplifying  on-screen wizard to only what is relevant to the consumer, improving the user experience.

Predictive Engine

A breakthrough new introduction, Predictive  Engine, extends the automatic  discovery and control capabilities of QuickSet by using a multitude of device  attributes and a predictive algorithm to identify a growing set of traits and  capabilities for a given target device. This can drastically simplify the user  setup experience and enable a range of new applications for smart device  vendors. As an example, with Predictive Engine, QuickSet  can now provide Smart TV manufacturers with an accurate prediction of a consumer’s  content provider to help SmartTVs interact and deliver value-add services based  on the connected set-top box.

Control Plus™ Engine

This patent-protected solution  addresses common consumer challenges in universal device control, such as mode  confusion and input switching. With Control Plus Engine, consumers switch  easily between activities and reliably view their chosen content source with a  single touch, and Control Plus handles the device specific control  requirements.

  • One Touch  View (OTV), a control function that enables users to instantly view their  desired content with a single button press on the remote regardless of the  state of the set-top box, TV or connected media device. Unlike many of the  devices on the market today, this must have feature is not limited to HDMI-CEC  devices, but delivers true universal market compatibility.
  • Smart device integration   – brings universal control & smart activities into second screen apps  and  provides synchronization across multiple screens
  • Dynamic Key Mapping – remote or touchscreen buttons automatically   map to appropriate devices based on the active content source device


  Additional Highlights of QuickSet:

  • QuickSet released as an embedded application supports a range of  platforms including Linux, Android, iOS, and  Windows as well as specific  services for RDK and Android platforms
  • QuickSet  Cloud enables flexible integration through simple Web APIs, including  server-to-server for cloud video delivery platforms, resource-constrained  devices in IoT domain, and cross platform mobile applications effectively  making all the QuickSet features and benefits available to any connected  devices
  • Cloud access to Universal  Electronics’ world-class device control database with the most robust  collection of device control codes (including discrete Infrared and  proprietary-CEC), updated in real-time, ensuring successful control of any  entire entertainment system
  • Supports any bi-directional wireless standard  for  over-the-air download to a remote device, including ZigBee RF4CE,  Bluetooth  Smart and Wi-Fi

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Introducing QuickSet Cloud

Short video about QuickSet from Universal Electronics.

What is QuickSet?

A short overview of what QuickSet is and how it simplifies universal control.

QuickSet for Set-Top Box

Video describing how QuickSet works for set-top boxes.