Evolve Controls integrates Amazon Alexa voice-activated room controls

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. Photo credit: Evolve Controls

Evolve Controls, a wireless in-room control and management solutions provider, adds voice controls on Amazon Alexa, in partnership with Volara.

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.

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

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The solution 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.

“Our voice hub for hotels ensures hotel technologies can seamlessly interconnect through a single frictionless voice interface,” Volara CEO David Berger said in a statement. “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.”