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Universal Electronics: Wireless Control

April 6, 2015

We all buy branded electronic items. We usually think that they manufacture all the items they sell to us. This may not be the case. Some of these items or technology that we buy from them may actually come from other companies who sell their products to these well-known branded companies. Universal Electronics has been supplying its products and technology to well-known companies for over two decades now.

Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI) was founded in 1986 and based in Santa Ana, California. The firm develops firmware, turnkey solutions and software designed to enable consumers to wirelessly control devices, digital media, and networks in the home. UEI’s primary markets include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in consumer electronics and personal computing, as well as multiple system operators (MSOs) in the cable and satellite subscription and broadcasting markets.

The firm has developed a wide portfolio of patented technologies and states it currently has the industry’s leading database of home connectivity software, which it licenses to its customers, including the largest Fortune 500 companies.

The products UEI offers includes universal infrared and radio frequency remote controls; integrated circuits on which software and universal control database is embedded; software, firmware, and technology solutions, which enable devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes, stereos, smart phones, tablets, gaming controllers, and other consumer electronic devices to wireless connect and interact with home networks and interactive services to deliver digital entertainment and information; and audio-video accessories.

UEI also licenses intellectual property, including patented technologies, trademarks, and database of home connectivity software and infrared codes. The firm sells its products directly as well as through distributors in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Asia, and Latin America under the One For All and Nevo brands.

As previously mentioned it serves OEMs as well as cable and satellite television service providers; software development companies; subscription broadcast providers; and retail, private labels, and personal computing companies.

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