Earlier this week, Quantify Technology released an important ASX announcement – specifically relating to the release of our “Qumulus Skill for Alexa” after passing the certification requirements of Amazon. Here are the highlights:
We asked our MD and Founder, Mark Lapins, to explain, in plain English, the significance of this announcement and how it relates to our long-term vision with Amazon. Here was his reply:
“Feature rich control of living spaces with natural, conversational speech changes the way that we all understand, adopt and use technology. Once you have lived in a home, or worked in an office, where you can speak to the building and have it respond, where a spoken command is all that is required to save power, to control devices and interact with the inside or outside world, there is no looking back. Passing the certification requirements of Amazon and delivering the Qumulus skill for Alexa is a key part of our Company delivering just that future.” - Mark Lapins
Alexa is the cloud-based voice service from Amazon. Alexa is the brain behind Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question—just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
The continuing investment by Amazon in the Alexa platform provides Quantify Technology a continually expanding service to develop against – protecting the Company’s investment in voice control features.
The certified Qumulus skill for Alexa can be enabled by Amazon customers, for use with any Amazon Alexa-enabled product, like Echo or Echo Dot, to deliver control of their living spaces using conversational voice commands. This ensures a significantly improved user experience for customers that wish to avoid the use of applications for advanced, feature rich control.
Quantify Technology identified early in the Company’s development cycle that voice control would be a key part of our product feature set. The investment of millions of dollars in voice technology by global technology giants shows Quantify Technology’s foresight in providing customer choice in using our technology – touch, application or voice control.
Voice control is also a key part of the company vision for retirement living and disability applications, to allow simple, hands free control of living spaces for less mobile customers.
Development continues on the Company’s Qumulus skill for Alexa, with a focus on expanding the range of control features to deliver an extended, feature rich customer experience.
The integrated solution is installed in Quantify Technology’s demonstration apartment on York Street, Sydney where it can be viewed by prospective strategic partners and clients.
It will also be available as part of the go-to-market strategy with Harvey Norman Commercial Division and will be available for demonstration in their display suite. The Company anticipates significant future demand as a result of developing this new Quantify Technology product offering.
A video presentation showing the power of this voice integration will be released shortly - stay tuned.
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