SANTA ANA, CA – Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ:
UEIC), the worldwide leader in sensing and control technologies for the smart
home, announced today at CES 2017 that it is supplying a new Bluetooth
Low-Energy (BLE) advanced voice remote for the newly launched AirTV Player introducing
exciting new features and control for the OTT marketplace experience.
For Universal Electronics, this turnkey control experience for Android
TV, including an advanced remote control along with the integration of its
QuickSet Cloud™ in the AirTV Player, represents an important milestone in the
adoption of its technologies by Over-The-Top programmers and distributors.
“No other streaming device has so many unique features, including a
full-featured remote control. We celebrate the strong consumer focus in the dynamic
feature-rich AirTV Player. Our QuickSet Cloud™ solution enables the remote to
recognize any brand of connected audio and video equipment, and the voice
control offers consumers the most powerful and easy-to-use content search
technology. The look and feel of this device truly makes it stand out,“ said
Paul Arling, Chairman and CEO of Universal Electronics.
The remote features dedicated buttons for Sling TV, Netflix and Google
as well as a programmable “hot button” to program favorite channels.
“The remote is the first touch point in any
customer’s viewing experience and we want it to be simple, easy to use and
highly intuitive. Universal Electronics has the experience and know-how to
deliver the advanced technology along with the fit and finish to make a remote
that meets evolving consumer expectations,” said Mitch Weinraub, director of
product development for AirTV.
QuickSet® is powered by the world’s most comprehensive cloud services
for device discovery, QuickSet
Cloud, to ensure that nearly any device can be recognized and controlled —
empowering consumers with seamless control of the entire home theater using a
The AirTV remote includes a new control function called One Touch View™,
enabling users to automatically power on devices and switch inputs in the AV
system for instant access to AirTV channels with one touch of a button.
The Android TV integration powered by UEI’s connectivity solution
(UAPI) extends the user interface into the remote itself, including a unique
“finder” feature, designed to help users locate the remote if it’s lost, and
reliable in-field firmware updates for future feature releases.
“Our company has invested heavily in end-to-end
technologies to deliver an innovative new control experience, like advanced
voice navigation, that simplify the way consumers operate their home
entertainment systems. Building the new remote for AirTV Player is a testament
to the breadth of our capabilities and our success in delivering on the consumer’s
growing appetite for this type of enhanced functionality,” added Paul Arling. “We’re confident that consumers will love
their new AirTV Player and appreciate how easy it is to find and watch content
with this new remote.”
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