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Universal Electronics unveils new Android-TV compatible remote controls

Universal Electronics Inc. has announced a new line of Android-compatible remote controls and will be demonstrating the latest features and capabilities of its new smart remote control line up, including the newly launched UEI FUJI remote, at IBC2018.

Android TV is one of the fastest growing advanced home entertainment set-top systems for PayTV operators offering a hybrid content delivery platform and high-quality TV experience. Android TVs enables subscribers to enjoy multi-screen linear and OTT experiences, as well as access to an increasing number of apps and gaming services.

Universal Electronics is an early adopter of the Android TV ecosystem and one of the first to launch a compatible voice remote control tailored exclusively for the Google platform. As the market leader in voice remotes, UEI leverages its broad portfolio of control technologies to deliver an unparalleled entertainment control experience for Android TV users.

UEI’s Android TV remote control range is the broadest in the industry, offering control solutions from its basic OTT-centric voice controller, the UEI OLYMPUS platform, to the more feature rich UEI DENALI and UEI Everest platforms that offers comprehensive hybrid set-top box control, and the UEI INSINQ K2 remote with its differentiating design and full functionality.

Each remote control in the new line-up has been carefully crafted around UEI’s proprietary Designovation process, that is founded on the premise that real design opportunities are built at the intersection of user experience, consumer trends and innovative technology, which lies at the heart of UEI’s product vision. An example of UEI’s Designovation process at work is the new UEI FUJI product. A revolutionary remote control that optimises user-engagement by blending intuitive software features into remote hardware to deliver a unique “Adaptive Control” system that automatically alters the remote control functionality to mimic on-screen activities.

The UEI FUJI Android TV remote control is fully compatible with Google Assistant, strengthening monetization opportunities while offering a plethora of new use cases for the connected home.

Kuldip Singh Johal, vice president sales – subscription broadcasting, said, “We are delighted to be able to demonstrate our growing range of Android TV remote control devices at IBC. I believe that the IBC audience will be energised when they experience the full potential of our market leading off-the-shelf Android TV platforms for the PayTV industry, particularly our new UEI FUJI device.

“All of our platforms are based on UEI’s foundational technologies,” added Johal. “Each platform supports QuickSet Cloud, the world’s only automated discovery, set up and control software, which enables fast time to market for customers ready to embrace Android TV.”