Aware Home Theater
While voice control in practice seems simple, there’s a significant tech requirement behind it. On the Amazon side, intelligent processing must be able to identify the “wake-word”, in case “Alexa”, from a background cacophony of other words, echoes, and noise. Then, once it awakens hearing its name, it has to process what you said. For humans this processing is so easy we literally don’t think about it, but that understanding for a computer has required years of research. If you’ve never used voice control, the first time you do it’s amazing it works at all. A definite “we’re living in the future” moment. Once you’ve gotten accustomed to using it, it becomes second nature.
Smart Home Theater
Alexa’s understanding of what you want is only part of the equation. The other part is having gear that’s able to work with Alexa. This is where Pulse-Eight’s neo:4 Professional, neo:8, neo:X and neo:X+ matrix switchers come into play. Because each has built-in HDMI-CEC and IR control plus Amazon Alexa integration, voice control is possible for your entire system. Even older gear can now work with Alexa. If the neo can control it, Alexa can control it.
The best audio and video gear delivers not only great performance, but intuitive ease-of-use. A seamless integration into the way you enjoy music, movies and TV. Voice control with Alexa, plus full HDMI-CEC, intelligent two-way Contextual IR, and a web-based interface that works across all platforms, allow the neo:4 Professional, neo:8, neo:X and neo:X+ to work invisibly behind-the-scenes to ensure your system works exactly as you want and expect. Or, if you say “Alexa”, in remarkable ways you don’t expect as well.