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United Technologies Arm Unveils Alexa Enabled Infinity Touch

United Technologies Corporation’s UTX business arm recently strengthened its smart home system network by equipping end users with an advanced form of Infinity Touch control.

Over the last one month, shares of this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock yielded 2.65%, as against the loss of 2.86% incurred by the Zacks categorized Diversified Operations industry.

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Carrier’s Infinity Touch control is now compatible with Amazon Alexa. Carrier is an arm of United Technologies’ business unit – UTC Climate, Controls & Security. The company noted that its customers would now be able to manage their Infinity Touch control verbally, through Alexa-enabled gadgets such as Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Echo. However, the skill can be used primarily by customers processing Wi-Fi versions of the control.

Communication between the two systems has been made feasible via Amazon Application Program Interface (API) and Carrier Infinity Open API. A number of protocols, tools and rules create a secure bridge to permit cloud-to-cloud connection between the interfaces.

The company stated that the latest Alexa-enabled Infinity Touch control would help in managing users’ energy consumption more efficiently.  

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