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Universal Electronics Inc., Redefining Entertainment Control at CES 2015

December 28, 2014

SANTA ANA, CA – 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 23nd
consecutive year in 2015, with their latest portfolio of technology solutions
that redefine home entertainment control.

Comprehensive control of entertainment
devices has become a must-have for a truly compelling entertainment experience.  UEI’s embedded solutions and design expertise
provide consumer OEMs, cable and satellite broadcasters, and over-the-top
content providers with the optimal solutions for a consumer oriented design
experience.

Highlights at CES 2015 will include:

Redefining Control Across all Screens – QuickSet®3.0

The platform that is currently deployed in over 100 million devices
around the world including set-top boxes, connected TVs, media devices, game
consoles, smartphones, and tablets receives the biggest update yet.  UEI’s QuickSet
software and cloud services empower a growing list of popular smart
devices and other electronics to seamlessly control the home entertainment
experience.

QuickSet 3.0 with Control Plus™ Technology

Control Plus technology, now available as an optional feature in the
latest QuickSet SDK, addresses the most common consumer challenges in universal
AV control such as mode confusion and input switching. With Control Plus
technology, consumers can simply plug in a new device, have it discovered and
set up automatically, and have activities such as “Watch TV” automatically enabled
with a single touch.  The latest enhancements in Smart Home technologies
can also be added to complete the entire home entertainment experience.

Key
Features of Control Plus Technology Include:

  • Automated
    Activity Setup – automatically detects and configures smart activities for
    most IP and HDMI-connected devices
  • Dynamic
    Key Mapping – remote or touchscreen buttons automatically map to
    appropriate devices based on the active content source device 
  • One Touch
    View (OTV) – a single button press instantly and reliably gets the user to
    their chosen content 
  • Smart device
    integration
    – brings universal control and smart activities into
    second screen apps and provides synchronization across multiple screens

Additional Highlights of QuickSet:

  • Automated Device Set Up – automatically
    detects and sets up control interfaces for most IP and HDMI-connected
    devices using data transmitted over these networks
  • Intelligent filtering and prioritization
    based on market and location-specific metadata to show only relevant
    equipment
  • Device control database that is
    continuously updated and connected via online web services
  • Support across a range of platforms
    including Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows as well as specific services
    for RDK and Android platforms
  • Support for any bi-directional wireless
    standard for over-the-air download to a remote device, including ZigBee
    RF4CE, Bluetooth Smart, and Wi-Fi

Redefining Core Technologies

Choosing the right control solution from the
myriad of today’s complex technologies can be challenging. UEI is the industry
leader at designing and implementing control solutions using today’s most
efficient and reliable RF wireless standards such as ZigBee RF4CE, Wi-Fi, and
Bluetooth.  Experience some of the
exciting navigation and search technologies integrated by UEI and used by top
tier consumer electronics brands such as Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Comcast,
DIRECTV, Roku and others.

Key highlights of Core
Technology demonstrations include:

  • UEI’s Evoke family of solutions offering
    efficient and reliable voice control
    over ZigBee RF4CE, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Smart
  • Balanced designs that leverage the
    latest advances in input technologies (gesture, motion, touch navigation, and
    voice search) with an ergonomic design that works simply and effortlessly
  • User-independent, voice-driven content
    search that makes finding movies and filtering choices by genre or actor
    easy. Integrated with Rovi’s Personalized Discovery Solution to
    semantically map natural language search terms and viewer behaviors to
    generate a powerful content recommendation experience.

Redefining Design and the User Experience

As the centerpiece for any home
entertainment device, the handheld user interface is the one place your brand
can really stand out. Designovation offers a glimpse into the future
of control in surprising new shapes and form factors.  See the latest concepts and designs that
showcase the remote as the perfect companion to your home entertainment device.

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 in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2015.

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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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 QuickSet, Control Plus, and UEI Evoke
technologies identified in this release; 
the continued penetration and growth of next generation consumer
technologies such as Zigbee RF4CE, Bluetooth Smart, and Wi-Fi, 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 release.
Contacts:

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

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