UEI Intros Universal Remote Control Evaluation Platform Code with Voice Recognition
January 14, 2013
A new solution from Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) taps Wi-Fi Direct to deliver uncompressed high quality voice and motion navigation for an intuitive control experience. “Leaf”, the universal remote control evaluation platform code also delivers traditional navigation in a small form factor remote in order to support two emerging applications in content control.
“By utilizing Wi-Fi Direct, we are able to build uncompromising control solutions that are optimized for form and functionality,” said Arsham Hatambeiki, executive director, Applied Innovations at Universal Electronics, in a statement.
UEI supports the reason for this strategic launch with data from ABI Research (News - Alert) that indicates 17 million Wi-Fi-enabled flat panel TVs were shipped in 2011 and by 2017, this number will grow to 70 million.
The company claims that the new platform utilizes Wi-Fi Direct RF technology to extend the use of Wi-Fi home entertainment devices to the remote control. Additionally, the Leaf provides users with features such as voice search, voice-based user recognition, and motion control in a small form factor.
“The combination of high data rate, low latency and efficiency of Wi-Fi Direct make the UEI Leaf platform ideal for customers who traditionally had to sacrifice one for the other, ” added Hatambeiki.
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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