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Comcast Makes X1 Platform Available To Hotels, Restaurants, and Gyms

Comcast X1 devices
PHILADELPHIA—Comcast Business today announced that millions of bars, restaurants, hotels, and gyms now have access to the company’s X1 video platform. X1 for Business includes easier search and navigation, voice control, and a sports content companion called the X1 Sports App that includes team and players profiles, statistics, and real-time, game-specific data. Last June, the company announced X1 for Hospitality,...

Volara Creates Accuracy Engine for Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon Alexa
NEW YORK—Guests each have their own colloquialisms and accents, and verbally convey their intents to hotels in a myriad of ways. Volara has developed a patent-pending Accuracy Engine to help Amazon’s Alexa better interpret hotel guests' commands and requests appropriately and with greater precision. The technology leverages data sets, contextual awareness, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to reduce errors...

Three Hospitality Tech Leaders on Integrating Voice

August Talking Heads on voice
At this year’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Houston, hospitality technology executives told LODGING about trends in voice integration and how they expect the technology to expand across industry segments. “For most hoteliers, a new connected endpoint is essentially just a new piece of technology that they now have to support. You can talk to it, you...

Amazon and iHeartRadio Partner to Customize In-Room Music for Hotels

Alexa for Hospitality
Both branded and independent hotels are increasingly adding voice-activated technology to their guestrooms. These in-room assistants can eliminate the middleman between guests and staff members assessing requests, and can even provide guests with information without involving a staff member. Amazon recently announced Alexa for Hospitality, allowing guests to ask in-room Echo devices about hotel information and contact employees to request...

Checking In With Roxy’s Cam Urban

While hotels are notorious for being slow to integrate new technology, that doesn’t negate the fact that some amenities are quickly becoming outdated and are in need of a more modern replacement. As such, there are companies out there looking to disrupt the hospitality space and introduce cutting-edge tech in areas from operations to guest services. Cam Urban, CEO...