Lighting control with the power of voice command

Until recently, voice-based lighting control was a futuristic idea. However, technology is finally at a point where voice control is becoming accessible for every Australian home.

In 2017, Gerard Lighting introduced its simple, smart and affordable lighting control system for every Australian home – Diginet Sitara Lighting Control. In 2018, Gerard Lighting has integrated voice-based control using the range of Amazon Echo products – powered by Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa.

Using Amazon Alexa in conjunction with Diginet Sitara, allows homeowners to experience the comfort and convenience of using voice commands to control their lighting.

By simply saying “Alexa” and a command, for example, “Alexa-turn the lights off,” the user can personalise their lighting. Whether it’s dimming lights, setting a lighting scene or turning off all lights – this can all be done without touching a smartphone or wall switch.

“Gerard Lighting designed Sitara to be simple and convenient for the user. It is a natural progression for us to integrate voice control using Amazon Echo” – said Ron Ghezzi, Segment Manager, Lighting Control, Gerard Lighting.

Diginet Sitara provides a comprehensive home lighting control solution with high-performance dimming via the Avi-on App, wireless wall switches and in-wall dimmers – both push button and the more traditional rotary dial configurations.

Installing Diginet Sitara to provide voice control is simple. Your electrician will need a Sitara Bluetooth® Dimmer (STDM/BT), Sitara Bluetooth® Remote Gateway (STRG/BT), the Avi-On app and an Amazon Echo.

The Diginet Sitara ecosystem of lighting control components combined with Amazon Echo heralds a new era in price and performance for Australian homeowners to experience the future of today.

Source: Gerard Lighting

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