ROCKLEIGH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crestron, a global provider of technology solutions that enable people to work more productively, announced today an expanded partnership with Amazon that brings the power of Alexa to the meeting space. The integration allows employees to start a meeting – from dialing in to the voice or video call to pulling up presentation materials on-screen – with one command. Meeting attendees can also ask Alexa to adjust the room’s A/V, lighting and HVAC, using commands such as “Alexa, tell Crestron it’s too cold in this room.”
Crestron and Amazon have been working together for almost a year in the residential market, allowing homeowners to create custom scenes and settings to fit their lifestyle. For example, asking Alexa to set the mood for dinner could lower the shades and lights, and turn on a specific selection of music. Now, many Fortune 500 companies that use Crestron as their technology backbone for enterprise room solutions can add similar Amazon Alexa voice-controlled skills to control their office space.
“Meetings are a consistent source of frustration — if you can call a ride or order a pizza with the sound of your voice, why shouldn’t meetings work the same way?” said Dan Jackson, Director of Enterprise Technology at Crestron. “We’ve vowed to make the experience seamless – and voice control is an important component in making that happen. We’re excited to continue our work with Amazon to make living and working easier.”
Crestron will be demonstrating Amazon Alexa in the meeting space next week at InfoComm 2017 Booth #1900 in Orlando, Florida. Members of the press wishing to view the integration in-person at the event should contact Ron Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free pass.
For more information about Crestron and Amazon Alexa, visit crestron.com/alexa.
At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform.
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