Alexa for Business Goes Live on Zoom Rooms Appliances
We are excited to announce a new feature available on Zoom Rooms appliances, Alexa for Business. This new offering enables customers to set up Alexa for Business with just a few clicks. Once enabled, Zoom Rooms’ users can ask Alexa to join meetings and book rooms without having to purchase additional Alexa-enabled devices. With this integration, Amazon and Zoom are simplifying the enablement and management of Alexa for Business by building it directly into the Zoom Management Portal.
Just like using the Alexa voice commands we all know and are familiar with, Alexa for Business makes the process of managing your Zoom Rooms meeting seamless and intuitive.
You can Start and Stop Zoom Rooms meetings without ever having to touch anything; simply say “Alexa, start my meeting,” and follow the prompts. Alexa for Business will allow users to interact with Zoom Rooms in a different way, greatly improving productivity by leveraging Amazon’s market leadership in Alexa AI technology. By using natural language like, “Alexa, find me an available room for 30 minutes,” you save multiple steps and a lot of time.
Re-enter the office safely with Alexa for Business
Providing a safe, touch-free working environment will be critical when re-entering the office. Huddle rooms, meeting rooms, and large conference rooms will be used differently. They will need to be video-enabled, easy to operate, and provide as many features and functionality to the user as possible, in a productive and touch-less way.
Zoom Rooms and Amazon’s Alexa for Business have teamed up to enhance meeting room functionality, productivity, and usability in today’s new in-office way of working. With Zoom’s ability to scale video to over 300 million daily meeting participants and Alexa simplifying the meeting room experience through voice AI, business leaders can leverage this powerful combination to help us return to our meeting rooms.
I bet you are wondering by now, what else can I do with Alexa for Business in Zoom Rooms? For more information on Alexa for Business and meeting rooms, and how to enable touch-free experiences, go to the Alexa for Business Getting Started page.
However you return to the office, work, or classroom, we hope you do it as safely as possible. Going to work is going to be different from now on, so let’s make it as fun, safe, and easy as possible.
The Zoom Rooms appliances with Alexa for Business built-in offering is available today for organizations of all sizes and the update extends to Zoom Room appliances manufactured by DTEN, Neat, Logitech, and Poly. For more information on everything Alexa for Business can do and how to get it, go here. For more information on Zoom Rooms and how Zoom-enabled conference spaces can streamline your workflows, go here.
Editor’s note 4/27/21: We’ve amended this blog to update the voice commands for Alexa for Business in Zoom Rooms.