QuickSet® offers Interoperability-as-a-Service across entertainment & smart home devices!
QuickSet is Universal Electronics’ software product family and the de facto solution for simplifying universal discovery, control, and interaction of devices within the home. First introduced in September 2009, QuickSet solution is a widely deployed technology powering major consumer electronic brands including set-top boxes, televisions, gaming consoles, smartphones, and tablets to enable effortless configuration and control of nearly any connected home entertainment device as well as an expanding range of popular home automation devices.
QuickSet Cloud takes advantage of scalability and infinite processing power of the cloud platform. QuickSet discovery and control capabilities are available as simple web-based APIs enabling flexible integration, including server-to-server for cloud video delivery platforms, resource-constrained IoT devices, and cross-platform mobile applications. With a near real-time update cycle and access to the full device knowledge graph, this solution provides the best coverage, up-to-date features and highest accuracy.
Native QuickSet SDKs jump-start the application development for mainstream platforms by offering QuickSet features as easy-to-integrate embedded APIs that perform complex logic in the background. Supports a range of platforms including Linux, Android, as well as optimized services for RDK and Android TV platforms. Built using QuickSet engines and leveraging QuickSet Cloud, it enables manufacturers and providers to build the best smart home and TV watching experience for consumers.
QuickSet enables a Smart TV to automatically discover the content source devices and display them as another app or channel, and direct tune into content with a single touch. A Smart TV can also discover an expanded set of meta data from devices to provide a personalized experience, and interact with other smart home devices.
QuickSet enabled set-top boxes remove the friction for the consumers to start watching TV without the overwhelming number of manual steps. With a single keypress or spoken command, it takes them to the desired content source, aka One Touch View. A set-top box can also act as a hub to access smart home devices combined with the entertainment service to provide a unified experience.
QuickSet addresses fundamental shortcomings of today's voice assistants by providing the much-needed compatibility and context as it relates to existing installed base of devices within the home and their current status, such that a spoken word can take users to their desired content by putting the entire system in the configuration necessary to achieve that. As an example a ‘Watch Netflix’ command will turn on the TV, switch the input to the proper content source, launch Netflix application, and set lighting in the room to the movie scene.