UK: Panasonic has introduced voice control with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to its air conditioning portfolio.
Panasonic’s solutions that are compatible with the Comfort Cloud app, including all its domestic air conditioners and PACi systems, can now be voice-activated to provide simple and convenient control.
This new functionality is said to offer a wide variety of benefits for both the commercial and residential markets. For example, homeowners who are used to controlling their lighting and audio with their voice can now also set preferences for their Panasonic air conditioning system to create the desired environment. Once paired with a Panasonic air conditioning unit via the Comfort Cloud app, homeowners can use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for simple tasks such as on/off, operating modes, temperature settings and checking operating status. For optimum comfort, a customised routine can also be created via settings in the Google Home app or Alexa Routines. Commands such as “OK, Google, Good Morning” can be programmed to set the desired temperature to save users time.
Voice control is also compatible with Panasonic PACi solutions for the commercial sector. Users can easily pre-determine working environments to provide the most suitable climate. For example, settings on the Comfort Cloud app such as temperature can be activated by voice command to pre-cool an office before employees arrive. This service can be easily administered by any worker via Amazon Alexa, or by inviting them to join via the Google Home app.
Panasonic voice control is available in English with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, with other languages rolling out over the coming months.