Nevo Portal by Universal Electronics Brings Home Theater Control to Tablets and Smartphones

April 29, 2014

Ana, CA
  – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI),(NASDAQ:
UEIC), the industry’s leading global developer of wireless,
programmable remote control technology, today announced the availability of its
Nevo® Portal device to cable operators in the Americas.

Nevo Portal offers cable
subscribers the ability to browse EPG content and control their whole home
theater with compatible iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. In addition, Nevo
Portal acts as a standalone tabletop remote control that is always available
and within arms-reach to control equipment even when a smartphone or tablet is
not available.

Fast and Easy Setup – A simple
download of the free Nevo App for smart devices from the Apple App Store or
Google Play Store onto a Bluetooth Smart Ready phone or tablet brings up a simple
on-screen setup wizard to pair with the Nevo Portal and to select home theater

Powerful Second Screen Remote Control – the Nevo
App can be used with the Nevo Portal as an IR blaster, enabling the smart
device to control any home theater with the ability to set up multiple units
for each room in the house.

Content Browsing and Selection — The Nevo
for Smart Devices application includes an integrated TV guide that enables
browsing and tuning to live TV content using the guide on a phone or tablet. Channel
change is as simple as tapping on the program and the application relays the channel
change through the Nevo Portal.

Portal leverages our extensive knowledge in both IR and RF, and our world
renowned device code database to add home theater control to devices that don’t
already have it built-in” said Lou Hughes, Senior Vice President of Sales and
Product Management for the Americas at Universal Electronics. ”Nevo App
and Nevo Portal combine to make a very neat package for cable operators to
quickly and easily provide an out-of-box solution for second screen control.”

Nevo Portal can be seen at The Cable Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, April 29-May 1 in Universal Electronics booth #1301  .

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


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