Crestron, the global leader in custom home automation and control technology, 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 customers expect a truly integrated home technology experience,’ said
John Clancy, VP of Residential Systems at Crestron. “We’ve been collaborating very
closely with Amazon Alexa engineers to make sure we offer an uncompromising
voice control experience that is every bit as seamless and satisfying as tapping a
button on a beautiful Crestron touch screen, remote control, or designer keypad.
You can ask Alexa to set the mood for dinner, or to play a movie in the bedroom, or
let her know it’s too cold in the bathroom. Just say the word and your Crestron
system responds immediately.’

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®
(coming soon). More detailed information will be available for Crestron dealers soon
as well as a comprehensive suite of training resources.