Today at AWS re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Alexa for Business. Alexa for Business lets you use Amazon Alexa to voice-enable your workplace by providing the tools you need to manage Amazon Alexa devices, skills, and users at scale, and an API to build custom, context-aware voice skills for your organization. Zoom has collaborated with AWS to enable a conferencing use case. Let’s take a look at what Zoom with Alexa for Business can do for your conference rooms.
Zoom’s Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business means that a user can start your meetings with a voice – no control panel required. Simply walk into the Zoom Room and say, “Alexa, start the meeting.” Amazon Alexa will confirm which meeting with a question like, “Do you want to join the meeting organized by Mike?” Once you say “Yes,” she will start the meeting. If you’d like to join another meeting and you know the meeting ID, instead of saying “Yes,” you say “No.” This will prompt Alexa to ask you the meeting ID, which you can say aloud to her.
Likewise, users of Polycom or Cisco traditional room systems can also easily host or join a Zoom meeting by using Cisco or Polycom skills via Zoom’s H.323/SIP Connector. Go here for more details.