Universal Electronics Remote Control Solutions Enhances User Experience on Smart TV Platform Powered by Snapdragon Processors
Research by DisplaySearch estimates that there will be 123 million
connected “smart” TVs shipped by 2014, while survey data from
Next generation Snapdragon processors by
“We are excited to enable an enhanced user experience through the
integration of our flexible UAPI offering into the smart TV platform
powered by Snapdragon processors for connected TVs and Over-The-Top
service providers,” says
Universal Application Programming Interface (UAPI)
UAPI is a software communication standard on a remote control that is integrated into target devices such as set-top boxes and interactive televisions which provides the ability to rapidly customize features and reduces the time-to-market for bringing advanced navigation features between remote and target device.
Common wireless standards currently used on remote controls such as Bluetooth, RF4CE and Z-Wave do not provide all of the features that are available on today’s control platforms. With UEI’s UAPI, additional plug-in modules can be applied that empower features not available with the original standard. This makes it easy to add new features directly on a remote with the confidence that the target platform can scale to support new features.
Key benefits of UAPI include:
- Multiple remote controls can be developed for a single user interface allowing various user types to interact with services using a range of control options;
- Increases flexibility and usability of remote control features, protocols, and device connections; and
- End-to-end solution that reduces integration time and promotes future control innovation development.
With UAPI, UEI offers its customers an embedded software development kit to quickly and easily integrate advanced UI navigation and interactivity features such as:
- Remote finder, a commonly-requested consumer feature;
- Over the Air (OTA) firmware updating, an operator benefit that brings host of upgradability features and lowers risk associated with new technology deployments; and
- Relative Pointing for menu navigation and Absolute Pointing that delivers a virtual “touch” interface on the remote for content, text entry for search and social applications.
eXtensable Multimedia Protocol (XMP®)
UEI XMP is a proprietary wireless infrared connectivity protocol offering high data rate and low power consumption. XMP can be integrated into any target device and supports most of the advanced navigation and interactive control features such as pointing, text entry and device control. XMP scales as the interactive environment expands to deliver a range of performance from basic device control to high-speed, two-way interactivity.
UEI will be demonstrating its “Infinity” interactive remote control
platform with UAPI and XMP at the 2012 International Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) in
Winner of the Best TV Consumer Device 2011, UEI’s “Infinity” features an integrated QWERTY keyboard; an X/Y or full 2D touchpad for scrolling and swiping; UAPI; RF4CE, and UEI’s QuickSet application.
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