Universal Electronics Introduces a New Climate Control Thermostat for the US Market
Oct 31, 2023
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UEI announces its launch of a new thermostat designed for the US market based on UEI’s
The product, which has been in development for nearly two years, is the first to utilize UEI’s
The SDW controller, which will be sold exclusively through METUS distributors, features a small form factor, a backlit 2.8" color display, and boasts an intuitively-designed and familiar dial knob for temperature control and direct function keys for Mode and Fan control.
“We are honored that METUS has selected our UEI TIDE platform to launch its newest thermostat. We are excited to begin this journey with METUS to bring to market a thermostat that meets the product’s technical requirements and delivers state-of-the-art features and ease-of-use to the company’s end users,” said
The new thermostat works with METUS’ existing line of ductless systems and brings new, advanced features including:
- Enhanced humidity control.
- Built-in presence detection for automatic screen wake-up mode.
- Setpoints designed to permit users to reduce temperature at scheduled times for reduced energy usage.
“There is a growing demand for energy efficiency with today’s consumers wanting more control of their energy consumption,” said
UEI Smart Comfort Line Summary
Announced in early 2023 at AHR Expo, the UEI Comfort Line is designed for HVAC OEMs as well as hospitality-branded applications. An integral part of the design is ease-of-use and connectivity with UEI’s QuickSet® Widget, which offers native Cloud connectivity, featuring UEI’s latest device management and lifecycle support services for simplified setup and control, and allows interoperability with a variety of smart home devices and ecosystems. The UEI Comfort Line includes all the necessary connectivity technologies to address the evolving smart home, including seamless connection to the cloud over Wi-Fi plus local device connectivity via Bluetooth Smart, Zigbee and Infrared and supports Matter, the industry’s latest smart home connectivity standard.
With built-in HVAC control and sensing capabilities for occupancy, temperature, humidity, and CO2 as well as interoperability with external Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sensors, the UEI Comfort line offers the best of what to expect from an advanced thermostat. The product features an adaptive user interface that provides intuitive feedback on the status of users’ home climate via the large color display, which users can easily navigate through its advanced features with confidence and ease.
UEI has been at the forefront of developing entertainment and smart home control technologies for over three decades and continues to drive innovation around universal control, wireless connectivity, sustainability, energy efficiency and ultimate ease of use.
For more information about Smart Thermostats visit us at HVAC Controllers | Technology solutions focused on connection and control (uei.com).
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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 identified in this release; the purchasing by UEI customers including METUS of the UEI Comfort line and UEI Tide home control products identified in this release in the quantities anticipated by management; the adoption of the cloud-based and advanced control technologies and features identified in this release by UEI customers, the continued penetration and growth of UEI smart thermostat technology and other products and consumer technologies identified in this release; and other factors described in UEI’s filings with the
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