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

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

Universal Electronics Inc., a global leader in universal control and sensing technologies for smart homes, announced that it will be teaming up with Sensory Inc., the leader in on-device speech recognition and wake word artificial intelligence (AI), to pair its Nevo Butler – digital assistant platform for the smart home, with Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ voice command capabilities.

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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 that address certain channel requirements. The platform 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

Commenting on the development, Arsham Hatambeiki, SVP Product and Technology for Universal Electronics Inc, said, “This exciting new platform integrates our 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 gives our customers a powerful platform to offer innovative and new voice-powered services to consumers while they remain in charge of the consumer experience.”

“Sensory’s voice recognition capabilities provide a reliable foundation to build new digital experiences in the home that consumers will trust and use on a daily basis,” he added.

Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, said, “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.”

He further said, “TrulyHandsfree’s limitless design flexibility, unrivaled platform support and vast customisation options make it is the ideal solution for UEI’s service provider and electronics manufacturing customers that want to create new smart assistant solutions that feature branded wake words and cloud-free voice control.”

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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