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Universal Electronics Introduces Next Generation of Advanced Universal Remotes for International Retail Markets

One For All(R) Xsight(TM) Remotes Provide Ultimate Home Theater Control and Consumer Ease of Setup

CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 9, 2008--Universal Electronics BV (UE BV) a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC) announced a new lineup of advanced retail remotes under the One For All(R) brand for distribution outside of North America. The Xsight(TM) line of advanced remote controls offers an exciting new out-of-the-box experience for consumers with both on-remote set up and Web-based personalization that are truly consumer friendly.

Xsight can be set up in minutes with no need for instruction manuals by using the intuitive menu on the 2.2" color display; the process is simple and straightforward. For users who want to explore everything Xsight has to offer, UEI has developed the Web application EZ-RC(TM) that is built around a single consumer friendly interface for use by anyone who can surf the Web. Users create a personal account to begin. The application accepts any previously set up devices from the on-remote setup and then is able to add or change devices as well as personalize more advanced features such as favorites, profiles and activities. The entire process is extremely simple.

The two new products, Xsight Colour(TM) and Xsight Touch(TM), offer a wide range of user-friendly features and functions:

  • Bright, full color displays
  • Touch slide navigation
  • Control for up to 18 devices
  • Personalization with favorites, profiles, and macros for activities
  • Both on-remote and Web set up for quick, out-of-the-box use and advanced personalization

Xsight brings together a winning combination of simplicity, advanced features, and a sleek, modern design that is a perfect fit for today's modern home theater.

The Xsight products were shown for the first time to retailers throughout Europe at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, August 29-September 3, 2008.

Xsight Touch will be available in select stores in Europe from mid-October at 199.00 EUR (RRP), Xsight Colour at 149.00 EUR (RRP).

About Universal Electronics Inc.

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). For additional information, visit our web site at

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CONTACT: Universal Electronics Inc.
Benny Canady, Corporate Marketing Manager, 714-820-1000
Blanc and Otus
Erin Olsson, 415-856-5115 (press)

SOURCE: Universal Electronics Inc.