Universal Electronics Inc. to Provide Voice-Enabled Remotes for Liberty Global’s New Environmentally Friendly Set-Top Box
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The BLE voice-enabled remote control is powered by UEI chip technology, which enables longer battery life, with automated setup and control through UEI’s QuickSet® platform, which provides an unmatched cloud-based solution for simplifying universal entertainment and smart home control.
The remote is designed to improve the customer experience by using voice recognition technology to search for content on Liberty Global’s RDK-based Horizon 4 platform which offers access to live TV, on-demand content and OTT apps.
The 4K Mini TV Box is currently available for customers of Liberty’s UPC Poland, the country’s largest cable provider. The set-top box will be introduced in Liberty Global’s other markets in 2021.
“We have a solid and collaborative relationship with UEI with a shared commitment to quality and sustainability,” said
UEI has implemented several sustainability initiatives in its development, supply chain and manufacturing processes, including remanufacturing remote controls, using recycled materials and developing more energy efficient products.
“We are pleased and proud to be selected for this project as it allows us to be at our best, providing an extremely easy-to-use control solution in a durable, sustainable way,” said
UEI has been at the forefront of developing entertainment and smart home control technologies for over three decades. UEI was the first to introduce voice control and advanced features such as automated setup and universal control of connected devices through its QuickSet platform. Since 2015, UEI has shipped over 100 million of its voice-enabled remote controls to customers around the world.
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