IN­TE­GRATE: Alexa smart homes

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While Alexa’s late ar­rival in Aus­tralia has given Google Voice As­sis­tant the lead among con­sumer smart speak­ers here, the dom­i­nance of Alexa in the US mar­ket has given it pole po­si­tion as the voice as­sis­tant of choice for smart-home so­lu­tions. This was ev­i­dent at the re­cent In­te­grate Expo in Dar­ling Har­bour, Syd­ney.

“Alexa is in­sane,” en­thused Trevor Rooney from Cre­stron, whose new Pyng 2 plat­form aims to bring Cre­stron to a new level of con­sumer, while also in­cor­po­rat­ing Alexa’s new Cre­stron skills set. “The con­cept of be­ing able to talk to Alexa and tell it, ‘Alexa it’s time for bed’ or ‘Alexa, good morn­ing’ and have a num­ber of things hap­pen — lights all up, blinds up, or half­way, what­ever you want. And it doesn’t need an in­te­gra­tor to do that. You set it all up, then hand the cell­phone to the con­sumer. What­ever they want to do. It’s in­sane.”

One es­pe­cially neat phys­i­cal in­te­gra­tion of Alexa is Ori­gin

Acous­tics’ new Valet se­ries, which can ceil­ing-mount a

Dot within a speaker (right) us­ing Ori­gin’s patented tool-less mount­ing sys­tem, along with a world-first am­pli­fier de­sign de­liv­er­ing au­dio to eight speaker chan­nels while also pow­er­ing and lis­ten­ing to the Echo Dot in each zone.

Ori­gin is dis­trib­uted by www.con­nect­ed­me­di­aaus­tralia.com.au

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