UEI-produced remote control features the latest advanced voice
Remote features Netflix button, UE878 dual RF chip, and modeless IR
New remote will be available to TiVo pay-TV footprint nationwide
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2018--
Electronics Inc., (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in
universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, today
announced that it is producing TiVo’s new advanced voice remote
compatible with TiVo devices in North America.
TiVo’s advanced television experiences revolutionize how people find
content across a changing media landscape. This new remote is armed with
UEI’s industry leading hardware and software and works seamlessly with
the TiVo service that provides TiVo’s service provider customers and
their subscribers with universal search across live TV, on-demand and
popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu for a simpler
and more enjoyable home entertainment experience.
The custom-developed RF-enhanced remote is the first voice remote for
TiVo developed by Universal Electronics. Using voice commands, the
remote allows users to change channels, search for shows and movies, get
content recommendations and control their viewing experience.
Technical Features of the TiVo Voice Remote:
- Embedded UE878 dual RF chip is optimized to reduce power
consumption, while increasing range and reliability
- Dedicated Netflix button for immediate one touch access to
- Modeless IR control operates between the TiVo device and all
other connected devices including the TV, AV receiver, DVD player,
etc. with two IR LEDs for enhanced range and angle
- Iconic TiVo design essential to the famous TiVo user experience
“TiVo is a leader in delivering technology that makes the television
experience better,” said Paul Arling, CEO, Universal Electronics Inc.
“By leveraging UEI’s experience and industry recognition in voice – the
next generation TiVo remote will undoubtedly make consumers rethink what
a remote control is and what it can do.”
Universal Electronics was previously recognized by The National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) with a 2017
Technology & Engineering Achievement Emmy® for its work relating
to voice navigation technologies for discovering and interacting with TV
content. The award recognizes excellence in engineering and creativity
that has materially affected the television viewing experience.
About Universal Electronics
Universal Electronics Inc. is the worldwide leader in universal control
and sensing technologies for the smart home. For more information,
please visit www.uei.com/about.
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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 TiVo products and technologies
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
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events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
TiVo and the TiVo logo are registered trademarks of TiVo Corporation
and its subsidiaries worldwide.
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