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Universal Remote Control Launches Universal GAMER, Unifying Fans of Games, Movies, Music

Affordable New Handheld Unites Game and Home Entertainment Systems With Xbox and PlayStation Buttons Plus Controls for Six More Components

CES ’07, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2007 — Universal Remote Control, Inc., the leader in remote control design and manufacturing for home and professional entertainment systems, introduces the Universal GAMER remote control at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning here today. The UR7-G2 Universal GAMER is the ultimate solution for the serious GAMER who also enjoys watching movies and listening to music on an A/V home entertainment system.

URC’S new remote represents the first time, an affordable universal-style remote with true ease of use and the ability to operate several audio and video components also incorporates buttons and controls for major-brand game consoles. Powerful as it is versatile, the Universal GAMER is ideal for teen, young adult and adult GAMERs. It allows users to play video games or enjoy audio/video entertainment –movies and music — as they choose.

Dedicated game-system buttons and customizable features make it easy to meet the specific needs of individual users, and also let them better integrate their game consoles into a home entertainment environment. As with other URC remotes, users further benefit by being able to replace a miscellany of single-component controls with one exceptionally well designed universal-style remote, equally good for both right-and left-handed players.

The Universal GAMER has dedicated buttons for the powerful Microsoft Xbox 360 and Media Center PC systems, and for Sony’s PlayStation. It can control 6 additional components, yet set-up is both quick and easy — and allows sufficient customization to satisfy specific needs. Pre-programmed codes guarantee the GAMER will work with all A/V components, including iPods and iPod Docks. A learning capability for 160 new commands ensures it will never become obsolete.

The Universal GAMER also features two new Universal Remote Control functions — MacroPower and SimpleSound. MacroPower turns several A/V components on or off at the same time, and uses special command, or macro, keys to switch sources and inputs with the press of a single button. SimpleSound provides users with total and convenient ‘one-touch’ control over the volume functions on all their components, including devices — such as TiVo, DVD players and VCRs — that do not have built-in volume controls.

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Additional features include 64 KB of non-volatile Flash memory, an infrared range of 30-50 feet, the ability to dedicate 9 MacroPower buttons for up to 20 commands per button, an ergonomic design shaped and balanced for comfort and easy one-hand operation, 51 strategically located soft-touch control buttons, and bright backlighting for easy viewing in dark environment.

These and other features maximize the game and Media Center experience, simplify system operation, and create a uniquely satisfying remote control. The Universal GAMER is available now from authorized URC dealers at a suggested price of $49.95.

The Universal GAMER can be seen with URC’s other outstanding products in Booth 21244, South Hall 1, Las Vegas Convention Center, during the show.

About Universal Remote Control, Inc.
Headquartered in Harrison, New York, Universal Remote Control, Inc. is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of high-quality remote control devices. Since its establishment in 1991, the company has become highly regarded by consumers and professionals alike, and won numerous industry awards. It supplies millions of remote controls each year to consumers around the world through four primary distribution channels: consumer retail, custom professional, subscription broadcast and OEM.

Over the years, clients have included many leading high-end audio and video manufacturers, and consumer electronics and subscription broadcast companies, including Adcom, B&K, Bright House, Cablevision Systems Corp., Charter Communications, Comcast, Crestron, Denon, Faroudja, Harman/Kardon, Klipsch, Krell, Lexicon, McIntosh, Motorola, NCTC, Rotel, Parasound, Polk Audio, Time Warner Cable, Toshiba, Xantech and Zenith.

Universal Remote Control products are manufactured in Asia and North America in factories that meet rigorous CE, ISO 9001, ETTS, IQNET and TQM certification requirements. For additional technical information, please visit www.universalremote.com.

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