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SimpleCenter(TM) 4.1 Offers New Level in Entertainment Content Control

Business Editors/High-Tech Editors

DigitalLife 2006

CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2006--Universal Electronics (UEI) (NASDAQ GS: UEIC) today announced the release of SimpleCenter 4.1 which will be available in October 2006. Since its initial launch in April, SimpleCenter, a PC software application, has been enhancing the enjoyment of digital entertainment devices by making it easy to organize, play, and share music, pictures, and movies at home or on-the-go.

SimpleCenter continues to deliver an easy-to-use media management solution for consumers' music, pictures, and movies. Consumers can explore their digital media in one friendly application, enjoy their digital media anywhere, and share their favorite moments with anyone in the world. This latest upgrade provides users with a universal application to manage not only all their digital media, but also their latest devices.

SimpleCenter's latest release introduces a host of features and benefits:

-- Enjoy digital media on more devices

Sync with the latest third-party devices including iPod(R), Sony PSP(TM), Xbox 360(TM), Nokia N80, N93, USB mass storage devices, and PlaysForSure(TM) devices. Multiple device support allows the growing number of consumers who own many digital media entertainment devices to consolidate their media acquisition and management activities into one application.

-- Sync more quickly with even smarter filters

Date Range and Media Size enable more refined synchronization rules. Because SmartSync filters update automatically as the media library changes, there is no need to constantly update device synchronization lists. Consumers save time by specifying their preferences just once.

-- Make Video Portable

Easy conversion of movie content to the most popular formats for devices. File formats will no longer be an issue, and consumers can transfer more personal media to more devices.

-- Organize Podcasts your way

A new approach to podcast listing services allows users to view podcasts by popularity. They can then decide which podcasts to list from the thousands of podcasts available today. SimpleCenter's user-created directory helps to highlight content that is relevant to a consumer's preference.

-- Operate with DLNA 1.5 compliant devices

SimpleCenter 4.1 is compliant with the requirements of the current working draft of DLNA(TM) Home Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines v. 1.5. This extensive requirement specification helps deliver on the promise of plug-and-play interoperability. Consumers can rest assured that compliant products will work together seamlessly.

"We are committed to enabling consumers with total control of their digital media and devices. Even today, over a decade into the digital media revolution, complexity still exists, depriving consumers from easily and completely enjoying their personal content," said Paul Arling, Chairman and CEO of Universal Electronics. "SimpleCenter 4.1 continues to deliver a simplified experience that empowers consumers to realize the freedom that today's multi-device and connected world makes possible."

SimpleCenter 4.1 will be available for free download in October at

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(R) brand name. UEI also delivers complete home control solutions in the professional custom installation market under the brand name Nevo(R), as well as software solutions for digital media control and enjoyment in the consumer and OEM markets under the brand SimpleCenter(TM).

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, ordering, delivery and market acceptance of products and technologies identified in this release; the Company's continued ability to design products in a fashion that results in its technology being accepted by the companies customers and the end users; the continued growth in the markets identified in this release to occur as anticipated by management; 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.

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SOURCE: Universal Electronics