Ecolink showcases advanced wireless sensors and new technology at ISC West in Las Vegas

Ecolink, the innovative and industry-leading brand in Security and Home Automation products from Universal Electronics, will showcase the latest and most advanced wireless sensors and solutions at ISC West, booth #2043 in April.

This year, Ecolink will address the increasingly vital need for Pro-security dealers to differentiate themselves across the smart home in response to growing demand and competition. With more than 30 years of innovation and an unparalleled breadth of solutions, the Ecolink brand continues to offer Pro-security dealers unprecedented access to the highest quality, cost-effective wireless products.

Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Interlogix

Interlogix to be exclusive distributor of Ecolink sensors for the professional security segment

SANTA ANA, CA – March 10, 2016 – Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC), a worldwide leader in sensing and control technologies for the smart home, announced today that Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into an agreement with UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc. (UTC F&S) / Interlogix , part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). Through this agreement Ecolink’s security sensors will be available exclusively through all Interlogix sales channels within the residential and commercial security segment.

This agreement pairs the innovation and agility of Ecolink with the strong sales and distribution expertise of Interlogix to build a more robust presence in the security space.

“Ecolink has been a solid supplier of security products for many years. Their experience and knowledge in developing innovative sensors for all the major alarm brands will enable Interlogix to expand its product lines and accelerate growth in this industry,” said Shin Voeks, intrusion & monitoring product leader, Americas, Interlogix. “We are excited about the opportunity to supply our customers with the best security solutions available.”

“Interlogix is a world class company with an extensive global network of experienced sales professionals and established sales channels. Their expertise in sales and distribution is an excellent fit for Ecolink’s core expertise in rapidly designing and developing innovative wireless sensing and control products,” said Michael Lamb, President of Ecolink. “We look forward to providing them with a plethora of truly innovative and dependable products for their customers.”

About Universal Electronics

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

About Interlogix

Interlogix, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation provides global security products to meet the demands of the modern world. A recognized leader in residential and commercial security applications, Interlogix has products installed at over 5 million locations in North America to date, including IP solutions and smart home systems for lifestyle convenience. For more information, visit www.interlogix.com or follow @Interlogix on Twitter.

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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 security sensors and other control products and technologies described in this release; the acceptance and adoption of Ecolink sensor products by UTC F&S / Interlogix under the terms of the Agreement; 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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Universal Electronics to Acquire Ecolink Intelligent Technology A Wireless Security, Sensing, and Home Automation Leader

Santa Ana, CA – August 6, 2015 — Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire U.S.-based Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.

“We are very excited to bring the Ecolink team under the UEI umbrella. The team at Ecolink has some of the industry’s leading experts in the wireless sensor market and a track record of bringing creative, innovative and high performing products to market. Ecolink’s expertise in wireless security and home automation technology will bring a new level of compatibility to the industry to enable sensors throughout the home to work together seamlessly,” said Paul Arling, UEI’s Chairman and CEO.

According to Parks Associates, residential home security is leading the transition to the smart home. “The majority of sensors and control panels sold today can be accessed and remotely controlled with a mobile device. No other residential product can make that claim,” said Tom Kerber, Director Research, Parks Associates. “Additionally, over the past 4 years, cable and telco providers have successfully added home security and automation services to their offerings, gaining an estimated 14% share of professionally-monitored security systems in U.S. broadband households.”

“With over 25 years of experience as a technology and product supplier to the cable/telco industry, UEI, through this acquisition, is well positioned to supply these wireless solutions to its customers,” stated Tricia Parks, Founder and CEO at Parks Associates.

According to data from ABI Research, the global sensor and device market for home security and automation is expected to grow from $1.4 billion in 2015 to $4.0 billion in 2019, with growth forecasted across all three channels of distribution: pro-security; cable/telco and consumer/DIY. This acquisition allows UEI to extend its market reach into traditional home security and consumer/DIY – channels that are actively served by Ecolink products and solutions today.

The purchase price for the acquisition of Ecolink assets will be approximately $12.4 million in cash plus incentive-based cash consideration to be paid over the next five years. Ecolink’s acquired assets include over 25 issued and pending patents, and other related intellectual property and assets used in its smart home, wireless security and home automation business.

UEI intends to operate the acquired business as a wholly-owned subsidiary and market the home security and automation products and services under Ecolink brands and trademarks, leveraging Ecolink’s many years of experience, expertise and innovation in the industry.

“We are excited to be joining the UEI team,” stated Michael Lamb, Ecolink’s President and CEO, “UEI’s leadership position in cable and telco, as well as their operational excellence will give our home security products the boost needed to achieve significant market penetration.”

 

About Ecolink Intelligent Technology

Ecolink is a leading developer of smart home technology. The company delivers a wide range of intelligent wireless security and automation components dedicated to redefining the home security experience. Ecolink has over 20 years of wireless engineering expertise in the home security and automation market and holds more than 25 related pending and issued patents. For more information, visit www.discoverecolink.com.

 

About Universal Electronics Inc.

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name. More information is available at http://www.uei.com

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Safe Harbor Statement

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 successful closing of the transaction between UEI and Ecolink and integration of their respective business lines, the timely development, delivery and market acceptance of products and technologies such as home security, home automation, wireless sensors and other technologies identified in this release; the continued penetration and growth of next generation consumer technologies; and other factors described in 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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Pella Corporation is working with Ecolink Intelligent Technology to design, develop and produce Insynctive™

Pella Corporation is working with Ecolink Intelligent Technology to design, develop and produce Insynctive™ — a wireless smart home system providing security, comfort and convenience to homeowners by giving them control and monitoring capability for virtually any window or door.

Ray Bisbee, Director of Business Development for Pella, said “After an extensive search, we chose the Ecolink team to assist us in developing Insynctive™ technology. It is a wonderful combination of Ecolink’s experience in wireless sensing technology and our expertise in design and production of innovative and high quality windows and doors.”

In addition to window, door, deadbolt and garage sensors, the Insynctive™ family of smart products also includes motorized Pella Designer Series® snap-in between-the-glass blinds and shades and Pella roomside blinds and shades.

Ingersoll Rand [IR] Enters in Development Agreement with Ecolink

Ecolink to develop Ingersoll Rand/Schlage Wireless Line.

Ingersoll Rand [IR] has entered into a multiyear agreement with Ecolink to design, develop and produce a Schlage line of professional grade security wireless devices that are compatible with the Nexia Connected home gateway. Brett Worthington, Director of Business Development “The Ecolink team is known in the security space as the premier designers of the highest quality wireless products and was the only choice for IR and their security offering”.

About Ecolink Intelligent Technology

Ecolink is a leading developer of smart home technology. The company delivers a wide range of intelligent wireless security and automation components dedicated to redefining the home security experience. Ecolink has over 20 years of experience in the personal protective industry, and holds more than 30 related pending and issued patents. For more information, visit www.discoverecolink.com.

Press contacts:

Ecolink
t) 760-431-8804

Fluent Enters into a Development Agreement with Ecolink

Ecolink to develop Ingersoll Rand/Schlage Wireless Line.Fluent Wireless Security Devices

Fluent Home, a leading home automation and security organization in Canada and the United States has entered into a multiyear agreement with Ecolink the leading designer of wireless security sensing peripherals to develop a custom Fluent brand wireless encrypted protocol as well as a comprehensive line of professional security grade sensors that will be compatible with its premier connected home and security touch panel. Ecolink encrypted wireless devices have numerous enhanced features including the ability to transmit a longer distance, the longest battery life in the business and being backwards compatible with 500 million existing security sensors in most homes. Fluent has already established a substantial customer base of over 60,000 thousand and installs approximately 15,000 new security systems a year. Fluent plans to release its newest panel with several enhancements in March of 2015 along with its new fluent encrypted protocol and security devices.

About Ecolink Intelligent Technology

Ecolink is a leading developer of smart home technology. The company delivers a wide range of intelligent wireless security and automation components dedicated to redefining the home security experience. Ecolink has over 20 years of experience in the personal protective industry, and holds more than 30 related pending and issued patents. For more information, visit www.discoverecolink.com.

Press contacts:

Ecolink
t) 760-431-8804