Logitech Adds Alexa to UCC-based Zoom Room Solutions

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Logitech announced Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms with Alexa for Business, giving users contactless collaboration. As businesses continue to prepare for hybrid work environments, Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms and Alexa for Business, a service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables organizations and employees to use Alexa to get more work done, provide companies with a no-touch, secure, voice-activated solution.

Logitech Solutions for Zoom Rooms support Alexa for Business with the Logitech Tap controller, Mini PC and a Zoom Certified Logitech Rally or MeetUp conferencecam. IT admins can download the Alexa for Business client to their Mini PC, and with just a few clicks, they can enable Alexa for their meeting room. Once installed, the microphone on any Logitech Solution for Zoom Room can detect Alexa voice commands and perform the requested action. Use commands like, “Alexa, start the meeting,” to enable your conference camera and begin your Zoom meeting even faster. Once the wake word is detected, a tone will play and a blue bar will display on the TV, letting users know when Alexa is engaged in receiving or sending audio.

Alexa for Business lets employees reserve meeting rooms and start and end conference calls using intuitive voice commands by integrating with room calendars in Google G Suite, Office365 or Microsoft Exchange. Logitech’s Tap motion sensor can also be leveraged to improve room utilization by automatically releasing rooms when nobody shows up. Finally, customers can leverage Alexa for Business to answer common questions and provide new custom work experiences through building private Alexa skills. For example, users could say, “Alexa, what is our weekly company briefing?”