On February 6, 2023, Universal Electronics Inc., a leader in wireless universal control solutions for smart home devices, announced that the UEI Smart Thermostat Platform is compatible with Matter and Zigbee at the AHR (Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration) Expo in Atlanta. In addition, the company is showcasing the enhanced capabilities of its next-gen connected thermostat platform, with three marketed variations: UEI TIDE Touch, UEI TIDE Dial, and UEI TIDE Bridge.
The UEI Comfort platform is designed for HVAC OEMs, home automation and hospitality solution providers. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and Zigbee to enable local and cloud connectivity. Created with UEI’s QuickSet® Widget, it works with QuickSet® Cloud and UEI’s Virtual Agent for easy installation, management, and support of advanced climate control systems.
The support from the white-label my Nevo mobile app simplifies system installation and support and provides remote management and automation on mobile devices and computers. Later this quarter, Matter will enable the thermostat to discover and interact with third-party Matter sensors and devices and connect to non-Matter sensors. This allows complete integration of the thermostat with smart home systems.
The UEI TIDE Dial, the first platform variant, will launch in Q1 2023 and offers a full-color screen display and jog dial for easy navigation of advanced thermostat functions. The UEI TIDE Touch, with a full-size touchscreen color display, will launch later in 2023. Both products are supported by a local rule engine for easy automation and control. The UEI TIDE Bridge lets you remotely install the system interface and wirelessly control the thermostat from anywhere. This makes the system accessible and provides precise temperature control.
About Universal Electronics
Universal Electronics Arizona-based , Inc. is an innovator in wireless universal control solutions that plans, develops, manufactures, ships, and supports control and sensor technology solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices. UEI partners with numerous Fortune 500 clients, including Vivint Smart Home, Sony, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and Daikin, to serve video, telecommunications, and security service providers, as well as manufacturers of smart homes, televisions, and HVAC systems. Over 35 years, UEI has pioneered ground-breaking technologies like voice control and QuickSet cloud, the leading platform for automated device setup and control worldwide.