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Supplier News30 May 2018

Evolve Controls Integrates Amazon Alexa Voice-Activated Room Controls

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CHICAGO, IL – Evolve Controls, a wireless in-room control and management solutions provider, announced today the addition of voice controls on Amazon Alexa, in partnership with Volara—the hospitality industry's premier voice-based engagement software.

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The integration of Evolve Controls with Amazon Alexa powered by Volara allows hotel guests to adjust the climate, lighting, drapes and sheers just by speaking in their room, while similarly accessing other services of the hotel through the same voice interface.

The solution, launched today, will ensure that hotels engaging Evolve Controls will benefit from:

  • A Better Guest Experience. Hotels facing increased competition must upgrade to the high-tech demands of guests today, who expect a personalized experience.
  • Frictionless Engagement: Guests can access room controls without lifting a finger, easily engaging the room controls and hotel services with a single command.
  • Increased Flexibility: Hotels can adjust scenes, such as room requests, personal greetings and phrases, extending their brand to the voice medium.

According to Evolve's Director of Integrations, Jay Whipple, "We desired a solution derived from the same core principles as the Evolve ROC Platform—simple connectivity yet runs powerfully. In the Volara platform, we found a voice-enabled solution that ideally compliments the Evolve ROC platform room control capabilities."

Evolve's CEO, Kristin Miller, commented, "We elected to partner with Volara because both companies are focused on enhancing the guest experience within the hospitality industry. Partnering with Volara's leading voice technology allows Evolve to create a more memorable experience for the guest, but also facilitates increasing operational efficiency and boosting the bottom line."

"Volara is proud to support Evolve Controls' entry into the fast-growing ecosystem of voice-enabled hotel technologies," noted David Berger, CEO of Volara. "Our voice hub for hotels ensures hotel technologies can seamlessly interconnect through a single frictionless voice interface. As hoteliers select which technologies to deploy on their properties, we encourage them to favorably consider Evolve Controls. The ease of implementation, differentiated guest experience, and–now–voice interface, results in a powerful solution for the most discerning hoteliers."

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About Evolve Controls

Founded in 2006, Evolve delivers wireless room control and management solutions that connect simply, run powerfully, and drive business intelligence that enhance the guest experience, reduce operating costs and maintain sustainability. Find out why top hotels choose Evolve Controls. For more information, visit www.evolvecontrols.com.

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