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Universal Electronics Selected for XFINITY XR-11 Voice Remote

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2015-- Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC) today announced that Comcast has chosen UEI as the key supplier of their latest voice remote from XFINITY, an advanced voice remote platform for XFINITY services. A recent agreement extends and expands the supply of remote controls, remote control technology, and associated products and services to Comcast over the term of the agreement.

Comcast and its XFINITY brand have become well known for leadership in advanced technology and user enhancements for home services. UEI is supplying the latest voice remote platform as the premier universal remote in the XFINITY lineup, as well as other universal remotes and accessories.

The new voice remote from XFINITY is loaded with advanced design features:

  • Voice control that lets you find what you want faster – using voice commands to change channels, search for shows or favorite actors, get recommendations, and more
  • Embedded Zigbee RF4CE for low power use and reliable performance across all XFINITY services
  • Over-the-air firmware updates for the latest device codes and software upgrades
  • Easy pairing with a set-top box for easy home setup

“UEI has been a solid supplier to Comcast for many years,” said Jonathan Palmatier, V.P. of Product Development at Comcast. “We feel confident that our continued relationship, backed by UEI’s expertise in advanced control technology and quality manufacturing will continue to meet our high expectations.”

“Comcast has always been a leader in implementing advanced technology that will improve the consumer experience,” said Paul Arling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics. “Working together we are truly redefining the remote control.”

The voice remote is expected to be widely available to subscribers of XFINITY services later this year.

About Universal Electronics

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® brand name. For additional information, visit our website at

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit for more information.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development, delivery and market acceptance of products and technologies such as the XFINITY products and services identified in this release; the continued penetration and growth of the products and consumer technologies identified in this release; and other factors described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Source: Universal Electronics Inc.

Universal Electronics Inc.
Benny Canady, 714-918-9500
UEI Corporate Marketing and Public Relations