News & Press Releases

Amazon’s Quest To Put Alexa Everywhere

“Alexa will be available on millions of vehicles across all four GM brands — Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC. The best part is that this isn’t just about brand-new vehicles. It’ll also be available to millions of existing vehicles on the road with a simple over-the-air update.” - Link

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Amazon Introduces an Array of New Devices and Features to Help Make Your Home Simpler, Safer, and Smarter

“Today customers can choose from more than 85,000 Alexa-compatible products designed for every room and outdoor space around their homes, with new brands and devices being added every week. Later this year, customers can enjoy even more convenient, voice-controlled support for garage door openers from beam Home.” - Link

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Make Your Smart Devices Easy to Setup, Use, and Maintain with Frustration-Free Setup, New Smart Home Skill API Features, and the Alexa Connect Kit

beam Home is using semantic extensions for their garage door openers… You can tell Alexa to map commands like ‘open’, ‘close’, ‘raise,’ and ‘lower’ to specific toggle, range, and mode directives for your device. For example, your customer can say ‘Alexa, open the garage door,’ in addition to ‘Alexa, set the garage door mode to open.’” - Link

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beam Home announced as Amazon Alexa API partner

“Garage door openers from beam Home will be Alexa-enabled, designed using the mode controller, along with open and close semantic extensions (coming soon) to support phrases such as ‘Alexa, close the garage door.’” - Link