Universal Electronics

DNA to debut Universal Electronics KITA remote

Finnish telco DNA has selected Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) to debut the smart home device maker’s Android TV remote control, UEI KITA. The remote, which has been awarded the RedDot award for its fit, form and function, is focused on being thinner and easier to hold than comparable remotes. It features a rechargeable battery via […]

Vodafone Portugal to offer UEI Nevo Butler smart hub

Vodafone Portugal has announced a partnership with Universal Electronics to offer the tech accessory maker’s Nevo Butler entertainment and smart home hub. Available to residential TV and broadband customers, Nevo Butler is a voice-enabled, white label hub that blends entertainment and smart home control experiences for various applications. A key feature of the device is […]

UEI launches low-power chip platform for TV remotes

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has revealed a new low-power chip platform with energy harvesting for TV remotes. The QuickSet-certified connectivity silicon products use Extreme Low-Power, energy-harvesting and high-performance technology, and were revealed at CES 2022 by the firm. The platform promises to offer benefits including up to 2.5 times more processing power than current generation […]

Roku plays down impact of US import ban

Roku faces an import ban on some products in the US after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that the streaming giant had infringed patents filed by Universal Electronics. The ITC has banned the import of certain Roku devices including streaming players, TVs, set-top boxes, remote controllers and components that were found to infringe […]

Salt offers UEI remote

Swiss telco Salt has announced a partnership with Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) to offer its voice-enabled Apple TV 4K remote control. New Salt customers subscribing to the Salt Home broadband offer will automatically receive UEI’s Apple TV remote control with Apple TV 4K, while existing customers can purchase it as a standalone accessory in store […]

Deutsche Telekom to offer UEI remote for Apple TV service

Deutsche Telekom will offer the Universal Electronics-designed Apple TV 4K remote control as a part of its Apple TV service. Announcing the partnership with the device maker, Deutsche Telekom said that the remote was designed specifically for MVPDs and will integrate fully with its MagentaTV service. The white-labelled remote will be branded to MagentaTV, and […]

Virgin Media selects UEI for Virgin TV 360 remote

Liberty Global’s Virgin Media has selected Universal Electronics Inc (UEI) to provide voice-enabled remotes for its new Virgin TV 360 set-top box. Revealed last month, Virgin TV 360 is the operator’s attempt to create a platform that would provide some serious competition to Sky Q. The STB has transitioned from the TiVo architecture used on […]

Universal Electronics launches new Apple TV remote for operators

Smarthome vendor Universal Electronics has launched a third-party remote for the Apple TV to operators. Though it has emerged as a major streaming device that has been offered in partnership with telcos all over the world, the Apple TV has been widely criticised for the Siri-enabled remote which has largely remained unchanged since the release […]

Universal Electronics names EMEA chief

TV remote control and smart home technology specialist Universal Electronics has named Menno Koopmans as senior vice-president and managing director for EMEA. Koopmans has worked at Universal Electronics for over 11 years in various product, marketing and sales leadership roles, both in the business-to-consumer and business-to-business segments. In his new role he will report to […]

Universal Electronics updates QuickSet

Remote control specialist Universal Electronics has updated its QuickSet product family with the introduction of QuickSet Cloud and QuickSet 3.7. QuickSet Cloud is designed to deliver all the benefits of QuickSet – a product that can control nearly any connected home entertainment device – but as a cloud-service. QuickSet Cloud’s features include: automated device setup of […]