Universal Electronics at CES

Universal Electronics at CES

Universal Electronics Inc. helped develop a new voice remote control for DISH Network Corp., the Santa Ana-based company said this week in Las Vegas at CES, the nation’s largest electronics trade show.

The world’s largest remote control maker provided voice capture and microphone clarity technology for the remote to the DISH Hopper set-top box. It provided technical expertise in data compression, assembly with customized tooling and acoustic testing, and radio integration.

Voice assistants and control are a major trend at this year’s trade show, which is projected to draw more than 190,000 people across the globe. CES officially closes after today’s festivities.

Universal (Nasdaq: UEIC) is OC’s largest publicly traded consumer electronics maker, with 2016 sales of $651 million and a recent market cap of about $693 million.

DISH closed the third quarter with more than 13.2 million paid subscribers.

Technology Editor Chris Casacchia is reporting from CES in Las Vegas this week.