Universal Electronics Releases UEI QuickSet 2.4 Bringing Next Level of Automation to Universal AV Setup and Control for Millions of Connected Devices Worldwide
With millions of connected devices already deployed, UEI QuickSet 2.4 delivers the simplest and most intuitive universal remote control setup and control experience available today. This technology enables an AV device remote control to be set up and programmed to control virtually any television or entertainment device in the home, with minimal or no user input.
With millions of new devices entering the digital living room, all vying to deliver entertainment content to consumers worldwide, the need for a universal control interface has become a priority for device manufacturers, content providers, and mobile platforms.
UEI QuickSet 2.4 delivers a universal setup and control experience that is unmatched in the industry. It includes features such as:
- automated device setup using HDMI-CEC connections to automatically identify the device brand and model number of connected devices without requiring user input;
- automated device detection and IR control of IP connected AV devices;
- enhanced control code lookup feature combining search by service provider and set-top box manufacturer;
- optimized setup maps that deliver a consumer-friendly user interface to determine the exact control code for the system; and
- a cloud-based service to ensure access to a real-time device code database that is continuously updated with the latest control codes for the newest devices on the market, making the universal control interface easy to set up and future proof.
UEI QuickSet is currently deployed on a variety of platforms and operating systems including Linux, Windows, Android and iOS; supports embedded applications that have built-in IR blasters; devices that support two-way RF communication with remote IR blasters, such as connected bridges; and remote controls with built-in RF.
UEI’s device code 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 electronics devices in the world. With well over 98 percent of installed TVs in the market supported, users across the globe will benefit from UEI QuickSet’s ability to deliver the right control code for their specific digital entertainment device.
Licensees of UEI QuickSet include leading cable and satellite service
provides such as
Video game consoles are fast becoming key platforms for delivering home
entertainment, with features beyond gaming including video playback,
over-the-top content, and social media connections. According to
With UEI QuickSet, Microsoft’s Xbox One can deliver a seamless universal control experience using voice commands to control functions like powering on the TV and set-top box, controlling volume during gameplay and TV watching, as well as providing set-top box control of DVR and channel tuning.
“Xbox One is a truly unique console concept, and UEI is proud to be an
integral part of Microsoft’s latest platform,” says
UEI QuickSet has also achieved significant penetration in the connected
TV space with leading television manufacturer
UEI QuickSet has also gained momentum in one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile electronics space, Smartphones. Today, UEI QuickSet is an integral component in delivering the universal entertainment setup and control experience in the flagship platforms of some of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. Several of LG’s Optimus and G2 models, as well as Sony’s Xperia line of mobile devices rely on UEI QuickSet to drive their universal AV control experience.
UEI will demonstrate the full complement of UEI QuickSet 2.4 features at
their booth 20612 located in South Hall 1, at the International Consumer
Electronics Show in
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Benny Canady, UEI Corporate Marketing and Public Relations