Universal Electronics (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) announced its new Matter qualified products and services at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023.
Smart homes have been known to have difficulties, for years, with compatibility and interoperability issues within their electronic devices and apps. Such issues have challenged the evolution of smart home systems.
Mattter has become the standard solution for many major companies in fixing the problems which stem from these wireless communications problems. And Universal Electronics has worked with Plugfest to welcome Matter solutions into the consumers market.
QuickSet® Cloud supports interoperability across IP, Zigbee 3.0, Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee rf4ce, Infrared and CEC protocols. This nteroperability corresponds with all the major digital assistants in the market including Alexa, Google, and SmartThings.
QuickSet® also allows legacy (i.e., non-connected) devices to communicate and co-exist with their connected (smart) counterparts, which gives smart home owners the ability to maintain compatibility with the existing installed base of devices.
At CES 2023, matter-certified Quickset was announced as capable of benifiting consumers with its multi-admin feature, 6.0 home automation and UEI’s Virtual Agent. All of which help stimulate the connected home’s ecosystem in user-friendly ways.
The voice controlled Nevo® Butler has also added to the Matter evolution by providing a smart home gateway that integrates entertainment and control solutions to bring better experiences to the consumer by simply voicing commands.
Universal’s TIDE Dial adds to Matter’s cooperability in smart homes as UEI’s first smart thermostat. This cloud-native thermostat supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE and Zigbee, on top of its Matter bridge compliments.
Now, HVAC and Home Automation brands can enhance non-Matter device features to become sensitive to, and discoverable by Matter-enabled devices.
Finally, the QuickSet Widget, supported by API’s and white-label apps, offers integration across all features of the Quickset Cloud.
“At this year’s CES, we demonstrate our commitment to our customers to be at the forefront of defining a best-in-class control experience for a variety of consumer applications,” said Menno Koopmans, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Universal. “We continue to deliver products that align with our vision of a truly connected home and are proud to see that our customers continue to adopt more and more of our control platform features.”