CEDIA 2014 - INSTEON to Showcase Microsoft Cortana Voice-Activated Home Automation at CEDIA Expo 2014

INSTEON formally announced its integration with Cortana in July 2014.


IRVINE, Calif.--INSTEON, creators of the world's premiere home automation and control technology, will be showing live demonstrations of its Microsoft Cortana integration at CEDIA Expo 2014 at the Sound Developments booth #850.

"Our partnership from INSTEON was born from our mutual love of making the home better through technology," said Barry Wosk, President, Sound Developments, a leading North American distributor of audiovisual products and accessories. "We truly value the partnerships that we have with top brands like INSTEON and cannot wait to connect with our current and future customers at CEDIA."

INSTEON formally announced its integration with Cortana in July 2014. Cortana is Microsoft's intelligent assistant that uses natural language understanding and text to respond to users' inquiries, launch applications and set/send reminders. The all-new digital assistant also offers proactive suggestions, providing useful recommendations as she gets to know each unique user. Integrating Cortana with INSTEON products enables users to accomplish a variety of tasks by simply speaking to Cortana.

"Our Microsoft Cortana voice-activated technology integration shows INSTEON's commitment to meeting the expectations of today's connected home consumer," said Joe Dada, CEO, INSTEON. "We wish to thank Sound Developments for hosting the booth and looking forward to sharing our solutions with everyone at the show."

CEDIA Expo 2014 takes place in Denver, Colorado, September 10-13, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center. For more information or to schedule a meeting with INSTEON, please contact us at pr@insteon.com.

About Sound Developments

Since 1996, Sound Developments has been providing leading-edge A/V products and accessories through its network of specialty retail, custom installation, and commercial experts. Sound Developments prides itself on building and maintaining the critical link between manufacturers and resellers by developing strong relationships on both sides. Its unique mix of retail, custom, and wholesale experience helps firm better understand and address the needs of all its business partners.


Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning INSTEON remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. INSTEON delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. INSTEON products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about INSTEON®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with INSTEON on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

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