Universal Electronics to Offer Certified Premium High Speed HDMI Cables

May 16, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, announced today that its full line of HDMI cables has been certified by the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program. The new testing and certification program ensures consumers using Universal Electronics’ HDMI cables to connect the latest 4K/UltraHD equipment can enjoy the full potential and feature-rich content of the 4K/UltraHD experience.

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“It’s critical that all components in a 4K/UltraHD HDMI-enabled system are fully capable of delivering the high-bandwidth dependent features customers expect from their products,” said Brad Bramy, HDMI Licensing, LLC marketing director. “The launch of Universal Electronics’ new Premium High Speed HDMI Cables ensures its cables are ready for today’s new 4K/UltraHD products and content, and installations will be future-proof for when customers add new upgraded products.”

The Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program is a new program designed to give end users confidence when purchasing new HDMI cables for their 4K/UltraHD products. Through the program, HDMI cables are rigorously tested to ensure they can reliably support the full 18 Gbps bandwidth and delivery of features enabled by the most recent HDMI specification including advanced video formats such as 4K@60Hz, wide color gamut and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The program also incorporates new testing guidelines for EMI levels to minimize unwanted interference with wireless signals.

These tests can only be performed by HDMI Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) that have access to the HDMI specifications, test specs and authorized test equipment. Once testing is complete, the ATCs communicate directly with HDMI Licensing, LLC to certify test results and verify authorized adopters.

“There’s a ton of confusion out there concerning HDMI cables and which ones are the best in delivering the 4K/UltraHD features. The last thing people want is a cable that under-performs and results in service calls, returns, or unhappy customers,” said Lou Hughes, executive vice president, Americas, for Universal Electronics. “With the new Premium HDMI Cable Certification, consumers can have absolute peace-of-mind knowing that our cables will provide the highest quality and speeds to reliably deliver 4K content.”

Universal Electronics is a preferred supplier to many of the nation’s leading video service providers, shipping millions of HDMI cables each year. The newly certified HDMI cables are also available direct to consumers through the company’s e-commerce site, TVGear.com.

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Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC) is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home. For more information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

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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 products and technologies such as the HDMI cables and other products and technologies described in this release; the acceptance and adoption of the HDMI cable products in the marketplace; and other factors described in Universal Electronics Inc. (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.

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