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UEI Unveils The Smart Control

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Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has released its latest all-in-one pay TV remote, Smart Control BLE.

Introduced at IBC 2015, the Smart Control remote brings users in sync with their home entertainment system, controlling all devices as one. The control can detect and automatically connect to all devices within the home entertainment stack, using UEI's QuickSet technology. 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 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 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 gaming experience.

The remote control integrates the latest technology and functionality based on consumer insights. The ultra-thin design is available in different colours, like ivory-white-champagne or black-velvet-chrome.

Menno Koopmans, senior VP subscription broadcasting, Universal Electronics, said: "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."

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