Universal Electronics Ties Up with Sensory to Deliver its Digital Assistant Platform


Nevo Butler platform enables service providers and consumer electronics players to bring voice-enabled solutions under their own brand

A universal control and sensing technologies leader,Universal Electronics Inc.,has recently announced its Nevo Butler-digital assistant platform for the smart home, equipped with TrulyHandsfree voice command capabilities.The company will be teaming up with Sensory Inc., the leader in on-device speech recognition and wake word artificial intelligence (AI) for the same.

Nevo Butler platform enables service providers and consumer electronics players to bring voice-enabled solutions to their customers under their own brand whereas remaining in control of the customer relationship. This platform has a customisable digital assistant front-end, an expanding ecosystem of add-on services and provides enterprise-level integration services.

Nevo Butler is available as kits, it can be paired with a variety of certified devices such as Ecolink® sensors, providing security and safety, hospitality applications and energy management, apart from voice-enabled universal entertainment control.

Innovative voice-powered services

Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP Product and Technology for Universal Electronics Inc., said that this exciting new platform integrates their latest QuickSet Cloud services with our nevo.ai white label digital assistant platform, as well as back-end enterprise integration services required for large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) fleet management. This product has given customers a powerful platform to offer innovative and new voice-powered services to consumers while they remain in charge of the consumer experience.

Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, said that TrulyHandsfree was purposefully engineered to offer extremely accurate and noise robust wake word and speech recognition on devices with ultra-low-power configurations to very high-performance components.

Nevo Butler of Universal Electronics is an end-to-end voice-enabled hub for the smart home integrated with white label digital assistant that combines home automation experiences and entertainment control, allowing interoperability across fragmented ecosystems. On the other hand, Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree is embedded speech recognition engine that is widely used in the world and provides support for every voice user interface (UI) application with various types of wake word options.


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