Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI)
(Nasdaq:UEIC)today announced the latest release of its industry-leading
universal setup and control SDK, QuickSet®. QuickSet now provides a turnkey, automated setup and
control experience for Reference
Design Kit (RDK) set-top box
platforms utilizing the capabilities of ZigBee RF4CE ZRC 2.0.
QuickSet is a
mature and widely deployed technology already in over 100 million devices around
the world including set-top boxes, connected TVs, media devices, game consoles,
smartphones, and tablets. QuickSet delivers the simplest and most intuitive universal remote control setup and control experience available today. This technology enables a universal remote control to be set up and
programmed to control virtually any television or entertainment device in the
home, with minimal or no user input.
Now QuickSet takes advantage of the RDK and the latest ZigBee RF4CE ZRC 2.0 protocol to deliver a standards-based application for the cable industry.
RDK, is an RDK compliant application that delivers a host of features optimized
to simplify the user experience and puts the service provider’s universal
remote at the center of the home entertainment experience.
- Automated device setup using HDMI-based 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
- Optimized setup maps that deliver a consumer-friendly user
interface to determine the exact control code for the system with minimal user
- 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 set up and future proof
QuickSet is currently deployed on a variety of platforms and operating
systems including Linux, Android, iOS and Windows. It supports embedded applications that have built-in IR
blasters; devices that support two-way RF communication with remote IR blasters,
such as connected bridges; as well as traditional hand-held remote controls
with built-in RF.
UEI’s device code database is the industry’s leading device database for universal
entertainment control, giving users access to literally hundreds of thousands
of control functions for virtually all digital entertainment electronics
devices in the world.
ZigBee RF4CE ZRC 2.0
release is the latest standard from the ZigBee Alliance and includes a range of
new features. With this release, ZigBee offers a comprehensive standard for creating
the optimal entertainment control experience. Native support for advanced applications,
such as the widely adopted QuickSet enables easy feature integration and wider
support across platforms.
RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common
framework for powering customer-premises equipment (CPE) from TV service
providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and converged devices. It was
created to accelerate the deployment of next-gen video products and services.
The RDK is supported by more than 160 licensees, and is administered by the RDK
Management LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and
UEI will demonstrate the full complement of QuickSet features at their Stand 1.C41 Hall 1 RAI Amsterdam, at IBC2014 starting 12 September,
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. For additional information, visit our
website at 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 such as the RDK initiative identified in this release; the
continued rollout of QuickSet features and functions in set-top boxes and other
platforms; the continued penetration and growth of the products and consumer
technologies identified in this release; and other factors described in the
Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual
results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward
looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company
undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in
order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this
Benny Canady, UEI Corporate Marketing and
Public Relations, Santa Ana, California