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UEI Intros Universal Remote Control Evaluation Platform Code with Voice Recognition

January 14, 2013
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

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.

The company was in news earlier this month for bringing the latest innovations in universal control and accessories for connected home entertainment to CES (News - Alert) 2013.

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