Remote control provider Universal Electronics will use IBC to highlight new innovations in remote control set-up and home entertainment control.
The company will showcase the latest release of QuickSet now includes full compatibility with the RDK initiative, the pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for powering customer-premises equipment from TV service providers, including set-top boxes, gateways, and converged devices.
UEI Quickset includes automated set-up using HDMI-based connections to automatically identify the device brand and model number of connected displays without requiring user input, automated device detection and IR control of IP-connected devices and cloud-based services to ensure access to a real-time device code database that is continuously updated with the latest control codes for the newest devices on the market.
Universal Electronics will also highlight Control Plus, designed to enable home entertainment set-up ad control across all AV devices. According to the company it addresses the most common consumer challenges in universal AV control such as mode confusion on the remote control, and switching to the right input.
Features include automated set-up and detection of most IP and HDMI-connected devices, dynamic key mapping to automatically map remote buttons to the right functions based on the active content source device, a one touch view, an automatically generated macro button to send the right commands to get users to their chosen content, and smart device integration that automatically sends system control settings for universal control to compatible second screen apps.
Universal Electronics will highlight its latest demonstration platform, UEI Evoke, at the show, encompassing touch navigation and voice content search. Demo highlights include high-resolution touchpad navigation of an onscreen UI, user independent voice-driven content search, the use of Bluetooth Smart RF technology for bi-directional connection with the set-top box and the UEI Universal Application Protocol Interface (UAPI) that the company says is optimised for supporting advance control commands.
Universal Electronics will be exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.C41