CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Venstar® announced that its Voyager® programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with Amazon® Echo, giving users voice control over thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heating or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes. Voyager thermostats are now available at Amazon.com and throughout North America from Venstar’s network of wholesale HVAC distributors.
“Venstar is dedicated to being a smart home category leader by providing products and services that let users take advantage of technology for the maximum comfort of their homes,” said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. “The Voyager integration with Amazon Echo further establishes this commitment and gives users the power to control their thermostat by using voice commands.”
Once connected, users can use voice commands to:
• Set the thermostat to a specific temperature.
• Change thermostat settings up or down by a specified number of degrees.
• Change thermostat settings by two degrees without specifying degrees by asking the Amazon Echo device to heat, cool, increase, or lower thermostat temperatures.
• Command the thermostat by name (for homes with multiple thermostats).
In addition to Amazon Echo, Voyager thermostats are also compatible with other smart home solutions, including ZigBee and Z-Wave controllers. Venstar’s application programming interface (API) also enables developers and programmers to integrate Voyager thermostats with other home automation and third party systems.
Voyager thermostats can also be controlled by mobile devices using Venstar’s free Skyport mobile app. With their Apple or Android smartphones or tablets, users can remotely monitor and control heating and cooling functions, including checking information provided by the wireless temperature sensor(s), to help reduce energy usage and costs while maintaining indoor comfort.
For more information about Voyager thermostats, visit www.venstar.com/thermostats/voyager/.
Publication date: 6/17/2016