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Universal Electronics Inc., the Leader in Control Technology for Home Entertainment, Presents Latest Control Solutions

January 2, 2014

 

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) the worldwide
leader in universal remote control technologies and control interfaces is
coming to the International Consumer Electronics Show for the 22nd
consecutive year in 2014, highlighting the latest innovation in control
technology for home entertainment.

Key product and technology demonstrations will
include a host of embedded technology consumer accessories designed to enhance
the control and entertainment experience.
Highlights will include:

UEI QuickSet™ 2.4

The latest generation of QuickSet follows up on the success of the UEI
platform that is currently deployed in over 70 million devices around the world
including set-top boxes, connected TVs, media devices, game consoles,
smartphones, and tablets.  UEI QuickSet
2.4 delivers the simplest and most intuitive universal remote control setup and
control experience available today.  This
technology enables an AV device remote control to be setup and programmed to
control virtually any television or entertainment device in the home, with
minimal, if any, user input.

UEI
QuickSet 2.4 includes features such as:

·
automated
device setup using HDMI-CEC connections to automatically identify the device
brand and model number of connected devices without requiring user input;

·
automated
device detection, and IR control, of IP connected AV devices;

·
enhanced
control code lookup feature combining search by service provider and set-top
box manufacturer;

·
optimized
setup maps that deliver a consumer-friendly user interface to determine the
exact control code for the system; and

·
a
cloud-based service to ensure access to a real-time device code database that
is continuously updated with the latest control codes for the newest devices on
the market, making the universal control interface easy to setup and future
proof.

UEI Control Plus™

Control Plus simplifies the home entertainment setup and control
experience across all AV devices. This technology solution addresses the most
common consumer challenges in universal AV control such as remote mode
confusion, and switching to the right input. With UEI Control Plus technology,
consumers can simply plug in a new device, have it discovered and setup
automatically, and have activities such as “Watch TV” automatically enabled
from a single universal remote control.

Key Features of
Control Plus Include:


Automated
Setup – automatically detects and sets up most IP and HDMI-connected devices.


Dynamic
Key Mapping – remote buttons automatically map to appropriate devices based on
the active content source device.


One
Touch View (OTV) – a single button press instantly gets the user to their
chosen content.


Smart
device integration – brings universal control into second screen apps.

Advanced Control Features Utilizing RF

Home entertainment control continues to
evolve as demands from consumers, and additional device requirements, have driven
advances in navigation, design, and two-way interactions between devices and remote
controls.  UEI is the industry leader in
RF solutions, with over 30 million RF control units shipped in 2013 based on standards
such as RF4CE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.  Deployed
solutions include control technologies for the leading brands in home
entertainment such as Panasonic, Sony, Comcast, DIRECTV, Roku, and others.

Key highlights of some of the advanced
control feature demonstrations include:

  • Touch Pad
    Control – experience the Viera Touch Pad Controller from Panasonic especially
    designed for web page browsing, designed to fit snugly in your hand. Scroll
    and click for easy navigation similar to a PC experience.
  • Content
    Mirroring made easy with NFC – see how Sony utilizes NFC and RF in a
    controller to easily mirror content from a smart phone to the TV.
  • Motion
    and Downstream Audio – implementations of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart enabling
    advanced features and time-tested performance.

Designovation

Another annual tradition for UEI
at CES is the DESIGNOVATION showcase, blending design and user experience to
create products that are both aesthetically beautiful and functional to ensure
successful product adoption. This year at CES, UEI will present three new
design concepts aimed at addressing real user needs and improving the home
entertainment experience through innovation in design.

Invited guests are welcome to visit Universal Electronics and
experience live demonstrations at booth 20612 in South Hall 1 at the International
Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2014.

About Universal Electronics

Founded
in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in wireless
control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers
innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices,
digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of patented
technologies and database of infrared control software have been adopted by
many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast,
and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products
through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name. More
information is available at www.uei.com.

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Contacts: Benny Canady, UEI Corporate Marketing and Public Relations, Santa
Ana, California
bcanady@ueic.com, (714)
918-9500

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