Telkonet, Volara create voice-controlled hospitality environments

Hotel operators are able to configure "scenes" and commands that will allow guests to choose their comfort level and environment. Photo credit: Telkonet

Telkonet has teamed with Volara to offer a hospitality environment in which guests are able to use voice commands to control intelligent in-room devices and platforms to set scenes within their own hotel room. These scenes are able to incorporate one device or many different devices to create the exact environment that a guest requests. 

From changing temperatures, adjusting shades, dimming lights, adjusting the do-not-disturb and make-up-room signage and more, the Telkonet-Volara integration is a step forward in hospitality experiential environments and guest comfort.

“Telkonet is on the cutting edge of hotel technology with its EcoSmart Automation and IoT platform, which offers hoteliers the power to efficiently manage energy use and the flexibility to create truly memorable guest experiences,” Volara CEO David Berger said in a statement. “Through Volara’s voice hub, guests at Telkonet client hotels can now request a needed item, service or recommendation as easily as they can adjust the climate—without ever lifting a finger.”

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As part of the joint solution, hotel operators are able to configure "scenes" and commands that will allow guests to choose their comfort level and environment. These settings will be customized to the EcoSmart platform devices deployed and the capabilities provided within the hotel. Through enabling controls within the hotel that mirror what guests are now deploying within their own home, the hospitality industry is demonstrating its willingness to engage with guests’ technology needs and desires while also providing ‘smart’ and sustainable environments.

In addition to the abilities provided, guests’ selections and use of the platform will be tracked and trends identified to enable operators to create new, and even more intelligent, uses of the platform integration. Through Telkonet’s EcoSmart cloud-based services, hotels will be able to expand energy and operating efficiencies while maximizing guest experience.