Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in sensing and control technologies for the smart home, has announced that it is supplying a new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) advanced voice remote for the newly launched AirTV Player, introducing exciting new features and controls 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 recognise 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, says 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 for easy access to your favourite channels.
The remote is the first touch point in any customers 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, says Mitch Weinraub, director of product development for AirTV.
QuickSet® is powered by the worlds most comprehensive cloud services for device discovery, QuickSet Cloud, to ensure that nearly any device can be recognised and controlled -- empowering consumers with seamless control of the entire home theatre using a single remote.
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 UEIs connectivity solution (UAPI) extends the user interface into the remote itself, including a unique finder feature, designed to help users locate the remote if its 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 simplifies 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 consumers growing appetite for this type of enhanced functionality, adds Arling. Were confident that consumers will love their new AirTV Player and appreciate how easy it is to find and watch content with this new remote.