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Speech Technologies: September 13, 2010 eNewsletter
September 13, 2010

Amulet Devices Distributes Voice Remote for Windows Media Center

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Amulet Devices, a company that designs, manufactures and licenses technologies that add voice control to home entertainment and home automation systems, recently announced shipment of Amulet Voice Remote for Windows 7 Media Center.




The Amulet Voice Remote was previewed at CES (News - Alert) 2010. The product enables control of Windows Media Center via simple voice commands. The ground-breaking remote control is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 Media Center, as well as older Windows Vista Media Center systems.

Navigating huge volumes of content is burdensome with the recent explosion of digital entertainment. The Media Center user interface experience is made even better with voice control. Voice Control provides an intuitive and efficient way to search and control your photos, music, TV and movies.

The Amulet (News - Alert) Voice Remote also works as a standard infra-red Media Center remote. It features full IR learning capability. This enables users to manage up to four more audio visual devices.

Amulet Devices is introducing a reseller program together with the product availability. The reseller program puts an emphasis on the home automation and high end home theater community.

Pat Lawless, the president of Amulet US, stated that the company has had significant interest in the product from CEDIA installation specialists and home automation vendors. Amulet Devices is taking applications from these organizations and building a reseller channel that leverages the significant benefits that voice offers as a control interface, not just for media, but in many home automation applications. Lawless added that the company looks forward to demonstrating its potential in this area at the forthcoming CEDIA 2010 event in Atlanta on September 24.

Amulet resellers will have access to tools and resources such as the latest products and improved support options from Amulet. Resellers will also be able to provide input and feedback on the new products’ features before they are launched.

The Amulet Voice Remote is now available in the US via Amulet’s website or from their reseller network. The price of the product is at $259. Amulet will launch the product in Europe early in 4Q2010.


Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

(source: http://ivr.tmcnet.com/topics/ivr-voicexml/articles/101485-amulet-devices-distributes-voice-remote-windows-media-center.htm)








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