UEI to Launch Smart Control BLE Product Line at IBC

The UEI Smart Control BLE is the embodiment of UEI’s most innovative control technologies and will contain advanced features such as UEI’s QuickSet, as well as high precision voice and motion-enabled control capabilities.

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has announced it will launch its breakthrough UEI Smart Control BLE product line at IBC 2015. With QuickSet and high precision voice and motion-enabled control capabilities, UEI is truly redefining the user experience of discovering and controlling the vast amount of interactive TV services being offered by today’s MVPDs and MSOs. These technologies will be explained at three interactive demonstration areas at IBC 2015.

Demo Area 1: Redefining the user experience

The first demo will focus on how UEI is redefining the end-user experience when designing its control solutions. This will be explained by showcasing three distinct product concepts that are the result of delicately combining deep user insights, with the latest control technologies and design trends in form factor and materialisation. To support these product concepts, UEI will explain the results of its 2015 market research called ‘TV Zapping 2.0’ - an in-depth study on changing TV-viewing and content control habits in Europe performed by TRENDBOX, an Amsterdam based independent research agency.

Demo Area 2: Redefining entertainment control

The second demo area will showcase the full capabilities of the new UEI Smart Control BLE product line and how it is redefining the complete entertainment control experience for the end user. The latest QuickSet release expands on the capabilities of the original product, which has been successfully deployed in over 150 million devices around the world, including set-top boxes, connected TVs, media devices, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets. 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.

Demo Area 3: Redefining customer support

The third demo area will allow visitors to see UEI’s customer support services in action, which can help create a better product experience for users. Demonstrations will focus on interactive simple set up apps and remote control experience tools that run on the connected set-top box or smart devices using UEI’s online web services for device control code lookup.

Using these clever customer care tools, Multi-Service-Operators will see how these smart, self-service tools help to improve the user experience of the remote, while saving costs in the traditional customer care channels.

Visit Universal Electronics at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam on Stand 1.C41.

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