Husqvarna, the world leader in robotic mowing, announces that Husqvarna robotic mowers will be compatible with the cloud-based voice service Alexa. With the integration, homeowners with a Husqvarna Automower® will be able to start, stop, park and get status-updates from their mower by asking Alexa.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, at a press event in Aycliffe, United Kingdom, Husqvarna demonstrated the functions of "Just ask Alexa" and future Amazon Alexa features for Husqvarna robotic mowers. The first version will be available September 1 in all Automower® Connect equipped robotic mowers from Husqvarna, including the many thousands of connected Husqvarna robotic mowers already in gardens and parks across the world today.
"We are the pioneer, innovation and market leader in the field of robotic lawn mowing, now we made our Husqvarna Automower® Alexa-compatible, as cloud-based voice services are growing fast," says Sascha Menges, President of the Husqvarna Division. "Our customers rightly expect Husqvarna products to be in the forefront, giving them multiple and ever more convenient ways of interacting with the product."
This first version will be able to take care of the most commonly used commands such as start, stop and park, hence providing an additional way of integrating with the robotic mower, besides the existing mobile applications.
About Husqvarna Automower®
Husqvarna Automower® is the world leading robotic lawnmower since 1995, mowing public and residential lawns around the world, and known for its quiet and reliable handling of complex lawns. Husqvarna Automower® is one of the few robotic mowers on the market that can easily handle steep slopes, automatically return to its charging station, as well as be controlled from anywhere in the world with connectivity.
Husqvarna is a brand within Husqvarna Group. Since 1689, Husqvarna has manufactured high performing products and delivered industry-changing innovations such as anti-vibration and automatic chain-break on chainsaws, as well as the world's first commercial robotic mower. Today, Husqvarna offers a broad range of high performing outdoor power products for parks, forest and garden, and represents technological leadership in the key areas; chainsaws, trimmers, ride-on mowers and robotic mowers. Husqvarna products are sold in more than 100 countries, mainly through servicing dealers.
About Husqvarna Group
Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products and innovative solutions for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group's products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2017 amounted to SEK 39bn and the Group has around 13,000 employees in 40 countries.
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