Universal Electronics, the worldwide leader in universal remote control technologies and control interfaces, unveils its latest ground-breaking all-in-one pay TV remote, Smart Control BLE®.
The Smart Control remote brings users fully in sync with their home entertainment system, controlling all devices as one. The innovative control can detect and automatically connect to all devices within the home entertainment stack, using UEI’s widely-adopted QuickSet® technology, which is currently deployed in over 150 million devices around the world. Using Bluetooth Smart technology, QuickSet 3.0 leverages the two-way RF link between the remote and set-top to automatically configure control protocols for auto-discovered devices, to control virtually any television or entertainment device in the home, with minimal user input.
The Smart Control remote includes voice and motion control technology for complete ease of use. The voice control feature delivers accurate and intuitive content search, based on key words, film titles or actors, while motion control allows users to navigate by pointing at the screen. Motion technology also helps the user easily select GUI functionality in the hot corners of the TV screen, or when playing games from the app portal, with the 6-axis motion engine enriching the whole gaming experience.
The remote control integrates the latest technology and functionality based on true consumer insights and includes the latest design trends, state-of-the-art materials, finishes and form factors. The ultra-thin design is available in different colours such as the ivory-white-champagne or the black-velvet-chrome.
Menno Koopmans, senior VP subscription broadcasting, Universal Electronics says: “There is a demand from pay TV operators for a remote control suited to video on demand and interactive applications that encourages consumers to explore the many services offered. And we’ve delivered just that.
“Smart Control has been designed specifically for interactivity and to improve user experience in navigating TV apps and finding content across all your video catalogues. We have created a product for pay TV service operators, that tunes in to their services and content with the touch of just one button and better still, it does this automatically. That’s what we call simply, smarter control.”
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. More information is available at www.uei.com.
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