UEI’s Connected Remote also brings a host of benefits to today’s connected consumers, where an estimated 70% of tablet users use their tablets while watching television. Through Wi-Fi Direct, UEI’s Connected Remotes will be able to wirelessly connect to tablets and add them to the control ecosystem, providing a simpler, more user-friendly TV viewing experience.Current “IR bridge” solutions are expensive and hard to set up with limited appeal to mainstream consumers because the “bridge” has no consumer benefit when the tablet is absent. UEI’s Connected Remote will bring added value in leveraging the rich user interface of those touch screen devices by enabling:
- a lean forward control experience when a tablet is used and a lean back experience with the connected remote when the tablet is removed;
- zero set-up and configuration of the UEI touch screen control app so users can be up and running in minutes; and
- Wi-Fi Direct integration that adds minimal component cost to the traditional remote but delivers a huge value-add in terms of performance and connectivity.