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