Elan Integrates Voice Control w/ Amazon Echo
Some in the home automation space are calling the Amazon Echo with voice control one of the most exciting things to happen to home systems integration in a long while. Some consider it as big as the introduction of affordable touch screens. There is no question that reliable voice control has been long awaited. That’s where the Amazon Echo comes in.
The Amazon Echo has quickly come to the attention of luxury control system developers. Amazon is eager to work with such developers. Elan Home Systems, has released a new update to their flagship control system that makes good use of the Echo’s voice function. Tom McKeon, Core Brands Software Product Manager (Elan’s parent company) said, “As the connected home market expands, so too does ELAN’s capability to serve as the primary controller for every residential project. This new software reinforces the fact that ELAN is, and will continue to be, the most intuitive control hub for any smart home.”
Through the new Elan system custom integrators can now work with Amazon Echo – and digital assistant “Alexa” – to access Elan’s most common control functions. “Voice control through Alexa gives users one more intuitive way to interface with their ELAN system,” explained McKeon. “And of course, this functionality can be used to update existing systems as well as new installations.”