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February 14, 2017

URC Launches Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill for Total Control

Harrison NY – February 14, 2017 – URC, a global leader in smart home automation and control technology, is pleased to announce today’s release of the Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill integration for the URC Total Control system in the U.S. market.

This powerful integration enables a wide range of control possibilities with Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Fire TV. The skill is designed to fully integrate Alexa-enabled devices with Total Control, allowing homeowners to utilize basic voice commands (aka “Verbal Button Press”) to execute programmed macros – a revolutionary change in the way URC Total Control users can enjoy their smart home system.

“For over 25 years, URC has provided leading-edge control solutions to our customers around the world,” said Doug Cole, URC SVP and General Manager. “Today we join an elite group of smart home innovators with the introduction of intelligent voice control for Total Control, our premium, custom whole-house automation and control system. With best-in-class touchscreens, handheld remotes, mobile apps, keypads and now Amazon Alexa intelligent voice control, our clients will truly live the connected lives they aspire to,” said Cole.

This popular new integration is designed to elevate the Total Control experience for new and existing voice control technology users. Homeowners can effortlessly select TV programs, activate music systems, raise and lower shades, adjust thermostats – and even turn on or off their whole home with simple, intuitive commands. Virtually any Total Control macro can be controlled via Verbal Button Press with the URC Amazon Alexa integration.

This new integration works by using Alexa Smart Home Skills. The URC Alexa Integration Guide, available on the URC Control Room dealer website, explains how to incorporate Amazon Alexa home automation and control into a Total Control installation.
Alexa integration must be completed by a certified URC Total Control systems integrator. Knowledge of Accelerator Programming is required.

About URC
Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC is a global leader in smart home automation and control. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. Legendary URC control system user interfaces include touchscreens, handheld remotes, mobile apps and keypads – plus Amazon Alexa intelligent voice control. URC smart home systems (Total Control®, MX HomePro™ and Complete Control™) are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals.

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Anne Gattoni
URC – Director, Marketing and Communications
914.705.4136
agattoni@universalremote.com

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