Crestron Adds Home Voice Control Via Amazon Alexa

crestronamazonpr-0916Crestron has partnered with Amazon Alexa to provide next-generation voice control of Crestron home systems. Crestron Technology Professionals can now leverage Alexa Voice Service to build voice controlled scenes and settings that are fully customized to their clients’ lifestyles. Integration is not limited to basic functions such as lighting and temperature; homeowners can choose from an unlimited range of voice control options for their homes featuring the unparalleled power, nuance and customization only available with Crestron. Amazon Alexa and Crestron will be demonstrating the new integrated voice control solution at CEDIA EXPO 2016 in Dallas, booth #2510.

Crestron Technology Professionals can quickly define and deploy Amazon Alexa skills using new software modules that interface with both the Smart Home Skill API and the Alexa Skills Kit SDK. These modules are for use with homes using both Crestron 3-Series processors (available October 1st) and Crestron Pyng app (coming soon).

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