As one of the world’s leading ICT companies and commanding a global consumer base exceeding 160 countries, Acer announces today that in early 2018, Amazon Alexa will be working with select Acer notebooks such as Spin, Swift, and Aspire, Switch and Aspire all-in-one PCs. The Taiwanese technology major announced the new service to branch out to wider support in mid-2018 from its initial availability in the US.
Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business of Acer Inc, and Steve Rabuchin, Vice President of Amazon Alexa, praised the state-of-the-art audio technology brought in by Alexa to the consumer base of Acer notebooks and PCs. This would alter the user experience with hands-free functioning, smart home control, and an exciting array of add-on services. Acer is one of the premier brands to integrate Alexa and PCs. “This is a big step toward making Alexa available wherever customers might need her.”, said Steve Rabuchin.
The Intel Smart Sound Technology, an integrated audio DSP (Digital Signal Processor), manages audio, voice, and speech interactions through voice commands enabled by Amazon Alexa on compatible Acer notebooks while simultaneously providing high-quality audio without affecting system performance.
The PC is the ultimate device to bring all your digital experiences together – Anand Srivatsa, General Manager, Intel’s Desktop, Channel and Systems Group.
An array of services accessible on PCs
The voice recognition system enabled by Amazon Alexa provides a wide range of services to the users of compatible Acer PCs and notebooks. This includes entertainment options such as playing favorite movies, podcasts, music, controlling smart home devices, etc.
Some notebook editions such as Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition, powered with 4 digital microphones and Acer Purified Voice can activate Alexa up to 9ft from the user, and the ones with dual microphones within3 ft from the user. The compatible 2-in-1 Acer notebooks provide far-field voice recognition with their front-facing speakers and redefine audio experience for the user.
Acer UHD Projector joins hands with Amazon Alexa
Following Acer Air Monitor, the brand new V6820M and V6820i 4K UHD projectors will now work with Amazon Alexa, setting a one-of-a-kind technological milestone. The Acer Projector Smart Home skill enabled by Alexa on compatible devices like Acer PC or Echo will allow the users to control the projector and change its attributes through their voice commands.
The Acer V6820M/i wireless projector proves to be the delight of movie-buffs, offering 3D home theater experiences with the projector supporting HDR. The movie-buffs can experience stunning visuals with dazing clarity and seamless motion even in fast-action scenes through the AcuMotion frame interpolation mechanism that calculates, generates and inserts intermediate frames into the existing ones.
Acer is keen on taking ICT technology to new heights by integrating hardware, software and the aligned services such as the Internet of Things, gaming, and virtual reality.