The UEI Eterna platform delivers ground-breaking sustainability and unparalleled performance
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Jan 7, 2021 -- Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices announced it is releasing its newest and most sustainable platform of voice remote controls —UEI ETERNA. The platform is designed with UEI’s new generation of Extreme Low-Power (XLP) System-on-Chip (SoC) and energy harvesting technologies. In its quest to eliminate the need for battery replacement in its products and significantly reduce its global CO2 footprint, UEI has designed and developed its most advanced and sustainable voice remote-control platform for pay TV operators ever.
The platform is designed to control both Android TV and RDK Video systems, two of the largest and fastest growing advanced TV systems in the industry today. As these advanced TV systems become both more powerful and more power efficient, so should the remote controls that accompany them. With UEI ETERNA, the company is launching a platform that does just that.
Reduce Battery Waste
The new voice remotes, powered by the new XLP Bluetooth Smart SoC, deliver up to 2.5 times the processing capability, while using up to 80% less power compared to prior generations. The energy-harvesting version of the remotes feature UEI “Battery-4-Life” technology that relies on collecting energy from the environment’s ambient light and radio frequencies to deliver a remote-control solution that requires no battery replacement over the useful life of the product.
The platform includes a unique high-density indoor light harvesting panel, the most efficient indoor single cell photovoltaic panel of its kind, with up to three times more energy density. This panel has superior linearity in harvesting indoor lighting compared to other photovoltaic cells of similar size. It works efficiently even when part of the panel is blocked from light offering up to 70 percent better performance in partial shade versus conventional panels.
Some versions of this product family include a new ambient-aware high-efficiency backlight, with a human-centric electrical and mechanical design, improving accessibility and usability in low light conditions while increasing the battery life by up to 3.6 times when compared to traditional voice remotes with backlight.
In addition to these break-through power efficient technologies, the platform is designed to leave a minimum environmental footprint as it is designed with recyclable plastics, uniquely optimized for refurbishment programs, and ships with biodegradable packaging.
Don’t Compromise Product Performance
“This new product line represents our commitment to create environmentally-sustainable solutions that don’t compromise but enhance product performance. A more sustainable future for businesses and users alike.” said UEI Senior Vice President of Product & Technology Arsham Hatambeiki.
“I’m proud of the team’s accomplishment in redefining what we should expect from devices in a more helpful home,” he added.
The designs support intuitive navigation for volume and channel control; delivers an ergonomic feel. Additionally, the solution supports customization with optional features such as an audible remote finder.
The platform is supported with a full suite of cloud-based functionality such as the new My Nevo Companion App; with UEI Virtual Agent for effortless setup, troubleshooting and support; and UEI’s QuickSet® platform for best-in-class interoperability with home entertainment and smart home devices.
Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) is the global leader in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices. We design, develop, manufacture, ship and support control and sensor technology solutions and a broad line of universal control systems, audio video accessories, and intelligent wireless security and smart home products. Our products and solutions are used by the world's leading brands in the video services, consumer electronics, security, home automation, climate control and home appliance markets. For more information, visit www.uei.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development, delivery and market acceptance of products and technologies identified in this release; the purchasing by UEI customers of the UEI ETERNA products identified in this release in the quantities anticipated by management; the adoption of the energy harvesting and low power technologies identified in this release by UEI customers, the continued penetration and growth of UEI voice recognition technology and other products and consumer technologies identified in this release; and other factors described in UEI’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results that UEI achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties. UEI undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.