Universal Electronics reaches 150MN-device milestone for remote control functionality


Michelle Clancy

| 31 July 2015

Universal Electronics, a specialist in universal remote control technologies and control interfaces, has reached a new milestone with its QuickSet solution, having shipped the platform in more than 150 million devices around the world.

The milestone means that the company is reaching over ten million users per month, with EchoStar and DISH, DirecTV, Microsoft Xbox and other video service operators shipping QuickSet on their video delivery platforms

Embedded in a plethora of devices, including set-top boxes (STBs), connected TVs, media devices, game consoles, smartphones and tablets, QuickSet enables smart devices and other electronics to control the entire home entertainment experience.

The latest release, QuickSet 3.0, is able to detect connected home theatre equipment and programmes the remote automatically for the user, eliminating the need for manual IR code entry.

"The beauty of this solution is that the remote sets up automatically," said Lou Hughes, EVP-Americas at UEI. "No more entering IR device codes on the remote or searching for them on the internet or testing codes to see what works. You connect the service provider set-top box to the TV and it just works."

Hughes added: "The people at our company wake up every day to work on innovative solutions to develop a friendlier way for consumers to control their devices and access their content, driving operator revenues up and support costs down. QuickSet is that solution."