Universal Electronics Demonstrates Voice Recognition and Motion Navigation in an Elegantly-Designed Wi-Fi Direct Remote Control

  Universal Electronics Demonstrates Voice Recognition and Motion Navigation
  in an Elegantly-Designed Wi-Fi Direct Remote Control at CES 2013

2013 International CES

Business Wire

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- January 9, 2013

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ:UEIC) today announced a new universal
remote control evaluation platform code named “Leaf” that leverages Wi-Fi
Direct to deliver uncompressed high quality voice and motion navigation for an
intuitive control experience, as well as traditional navigation, in a small
form factor remote designed to support two emerging applications in content
control.

According to ABI Research, 17 million Wi-Fi-enabled flat panel TVs were
reportedly shipped in 2011. That number is projected to grow to nearly 70
million by 2017.

The UEI Leaf platform leverages Wi-Fi Direct connectivity to extend the
ubiquitous use of Wi-Fi in home entertainment devices to the remote control,
with virtually no compromise in power, latency, and cost versus competing
technologies.

The UEI Leaf platform offers high data-rate, low latency, and ultra-low power
by utilizing Wi-Fi Direct RF technology to deliver features such as
voice-based user recognition, voice search, and motion control in a small form
factor with very low power requirements, and minimal integration.

“By utilizing Wi-Fi Direct, we are able to build uncompromising control
solutions that are optimized for form and functionality,” says Arsham
Hatambeiki, Executive Director, Applied Innovations at Universal Electronics.
“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. ”

Live demonstrations are planned at UEI’s booth 20211 in South Hall 1 at the
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8-11,
2013.

About Universal Electronics Inc.

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in
wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and
delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment
devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of
patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been
adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics,
subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses
wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For
All® brand name. More information is available at www.uei.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant
to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact
are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely
development, delivery and market acceptance of Wi-Fi Direct based remote
control platforms, and other products and technologies identified in this
release; the continued penetration and growth of the products and consumer
technologies identified in this release; and other factors described in the
Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual
results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward
looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes
no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to
reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Contact:

Universal Electronics Inc.
Benny Canady, UEI Corporate Marketing and Public Relations
(714) 918-9500
bcanady@ueic.com
 
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