Welcome!

News Feed Item

Universal Electronics Launches Latest in the UEI iSeries Line of Universal Entertainment Control Solutions for Smartphones and Tablets at Mobile World Congress

SANTA ANA, California, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq: UEIC) today announced the latest in the UEI iSeries line of infrared (IR) blaster hardware solutions,  i-TWO and Quickset 2.3 control software for smartphones and tablets.

As the leader in universal entertainment device control, UEI has pioneered the integration of infrared control in smart devices, dating back to its collaboration with HP on the iPAQ PocketPC in 2002, which was one of the first personal digital assistants (PDA) to integrate universal AV control in a multi-purpose handheld touchscreen device.

Today's smartphone and tablet manufacturers have continued this legacy by embracing the concept and are embedding universal AV control as one of the key features of their mobile device platforms – supported by the recent addition of native IR control API from within Android 4.4. (Kitkat).

Consumer research, conducted by Accenture in 2013, showed that smartphone usage while watching TV has grown from 42 percent in 2012 to a staggering 68 percent in 2013.  With the majority of AV devices in the market utilizing infrared control, mobile handset manufacturers are driving the adoption of infrared as a standard feature in today's smartphones.  By integrating home entertainment control into this growing "consumer habit," mobile device manufacturers can strengthen the association of mobile devices with the evolving home entertainment experience.

As the innovative leader in device control, UEI successfully designed, developed, and launched UEI Quickset in 2008, a solution currently deployed in over 70 million home entertainment devices around the world, on a variety of platforms and operating systems, such as Linux, Windows, and Android. 

UEI Quickset delivers the simplest and most intuitive universal remote control setup and control experience available today.  This technology can enable a smartphone or tablet and remote control app to be set up and programmed to control virtually any television or entertainment device in the home, with minimal or no user input.

UEI's device code database is a key component to successful device control.  UEI's 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 and home automation devices in the world.  With over 98 percent of installed TVs in the market supported, users across the globe can benefit from UEI's ability to deliver the right control code for their specific device.

In addition to its world-leading infrared control database and QuickSet SDK, UEI also offers one of the smallest standard infrared blaster chips, with a footprint that is 90% smaller than UEI's traditional IR control silicon, and includes features such as built-in learning and driver circuitry that eliminates the need for external components.  This makes it the ideal solution for smartphone and tablet manufacturers, where board space is at a premium.

"Control of home entertainment devices and other remote controlled electronics is just a logical next step for smart phone and tablet manufactures," said Paul Arling, Chairman and Chief Executive of Universal Electronics.  "We view the second screen as a complimentary content navigation and control experience to the traditional remote.  Our 27 years of experience in integrating control software and hardware for service providers and OEMs makes UEI uniquely positioned in the market to provide the absolute best solutions."

Universal Electronics will be demonstrating its complete portfolio of control solutions for mobile and second screen devices, including the smallest integrated IR Blaster i-TWO and some of its latest innovative features and concepts, such as:

  • Smart Air condition with LCD control; as well as
  • a smart app to automatically give users control access of entertainment equipment in most hotels worldwide.

Please join Universal Electronics at their Stand 8.1K14 in Hall App Planet – Hall 8.1 at the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 24 - 27, 2014.

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.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

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 identified in this release; the continued rollout of IR based features and functions in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices; 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 release.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
“Being the one true cloud-agnostic and storage-agnostic software solution, more and more customers are coming to Commvault and saying ' What do you recommend? What's your best practice for implementing cloud?” explained Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist at Commvault, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
"We view the cloud not really as a specific technology but as a way of doing business and that way of doing business is transforming the way software, infrastructure and services are being delivered to business," explained Matthew Rosen, CEO and Director at Fusion, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.