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Universal Electronics Redefines Home Entertainment Control with QuickSet® 3.7 and QuickSet Cloud™ Company Unveils a New Cloud Platform and the Latest Embedded Software Solutions

January 4, 2016

Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in sensing and
control technologies for the smart home, today unveiled the latest additions
and updates to the QuickSet
family, introducing QuickSet Cloud™ and QuickSet® 3.7 embedded
software solutions, including a breakthrough Predictive Engine, empowering
consumers with simple automated setup and complete control of the entire home
entertainment ecosystem.

QuickSet is Universal Electronics’ award-winning product family integrated into over 250million devices worldwide, including a growing list of set-top boxes,
connected TVs, game consoles, smartphones, tablets and more, to enable
effortless configuration and control of nearly any connected home entertainment
device.

QuickSet Cloud, which will be released at CES 2016, delivers all the benefits of
QuickSet, but is offered as a cloud-service taking full advantage of the
infinite processing power, scalability, and updateability of Universal Electronics’
cloud platform.

The advantage of QuickSet Cloud is that it can be easily integrated with any connected host
platform through simple Web APIs, effectively making all the QuickSet features
and benefits available to all connected devices.

QuickSet Cloud features include:

  • Automated Device Setup that enables automatic
    discovery and configuration of control interfaces for most HDMI or
    IP-connected devices, enhanced with the processing power of a cloud
    platform.
  • One Touch View (OTV), a control function that
    enables users to instantly view their desired content with a single button
    press on the remote regardless of the state of the set-top box, TV or
    connected media device. Unlike many of the devices on the market today,
    this must have feature is not limited to HDMI-CEC devices, but delivers
    true universal market compatibility.
  • Cloud access to Universal Electronics’ world-class device control database
    with the most robust collection of device control codes (including
    discrete Infrared and proprietary Consumer Electronics Control [CEC]),
    updated in real-time, ensuring successful control of an entire
    entertainment system with a single remote.
  • More integration possibilities based on simple Web APIs,
    including server-to-server for cloud video delivery platforms,
    resource-constrained devices in IoT domain, and cross platform mobile
    applications.

QuickSet 3.7, the latest release of the embedded software solution, leverages all the capabilities of QuickSet Cloud,
including a new Predictive Engine that extends the automatic discovery
and control capabilities of QuickSet by using a multitude of standard device
attributes and a predictive logic algorithm to uniquely identify a target
device and simplify the user setup experience. With Predictive Engine, QuickSet
can now provide Smart TV manufacturers with an accurate prediction of the
subscriber’s video service provider to help Smart TVs interact and deliver
value-added services.

As with previous releases, QuickSet 3.7 leverages Universal Electronics’ world-class, and
continuously expanding, database of device control codes to identify the
specific model of a newly connected device over HDMI or IP. The solution then
configures the user’s remote automatically using a two-way RF connection such
as ZigBee® RF4CE® or Bluetooth Smart®.

At CES 2016, UEI will show a live demonstration of these new products as well as a sneak preview
of a future QuickSet release with plans to integrate IP-connected smart home
devices to deliver a “Connected Home“ control experience across multiple
devices and multiple screens.

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) is the worldwide leader in sensing and
control technologies for the smart home. For more information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

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forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number
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market acceptance of products and technologies such as QuickSet and QuickSet
Cloud technologies identified in this release; and other factors described in
the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward
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Contacts

Media Contact for Universal Electronics:
Bob
Gold & Associates

Chris Huppertz
[email protected]
Office: 310-320-2010
On-site cell: 630-441-6820

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