CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwired - June 08, 2016) - Venstar® today announced that its Voyager® programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with the Amazon® Echo, giving users voice control over their thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heat or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes. Voyager thermostats are now available at here and throughout North America from Venstar's exclusive network of Wholesale HVAC Distributors and online stores.

"Venstar is dedicated to being a Smart Home category leader by providing products and services that let users take advantage of technology for the maximum comfort of their homes," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "The Voyager integration with Amazon Echo further establishes this commitment and gives users the power to control their thermostat by using voice commands."

To connect Echo to Voyager thermostats:

1) Search for "Venstar" in the Smart Home section of the Amazon Alexa app
2) Login with your Skyport™ username and password
3) Authorize the "Amazon Alexa Smart Home" app to access your Skyport account
4) Click on "Discover Devices" to add your Skyport thermostats to Amazon Alexa

Once connected, users can use voice commands to:

  • Set Voyager thermostats to a specific temperature
  • Change thermostat settings up or down by a specified number of degrees
  • Change thermostat settings by two degrees without specifying degrees by asking Alexa to heat, cool, increase or lower thermostat temperatures
  • Command the thermostat by name (for homes with multiple thermostats)

Voyager thermostats deliver the most flexible and affordable comfort solution for home automation and the Internet of Things. In addition to Amazon Echo, Voyager thermostats are also compatible with other smart home solutions, including ZigBee and Z-Wave controllers. Venstar's Application Programming Interface (API) also enables developers and hobby programmers to integrate Voyager thermostats with other home automation and third party systems.

Voyager thermostats can also be controlled by mobile devices using Venstar's free Skyport Mobile App. With their Apple® iOS and Android™ smart phones or tablets, users can remotely monitor and control heating and cooling functions, including checking information provided by the Wireless Temperature Sensor(s), to help reduce energy usage and costs while maintaining indoor comfort. Users can manage multiple thermostats in numerous locations from the Skyport Mobile App or directly from the Web to instantly access and control multiple thermostats at numerous locations.

Voyager Programmable, Wireless Thermostats

Venstar offers three residential models of its affordable, fully featured programmable Voyager thermostat. Designed for ease of use, Voyager thermostats feature large, easy-to-read displays with easy setup and controls. Voyager thermostats feature "Simple as You Want" operation with a choice of programming options. Select models also include the ability to control or monitor a second temperature sensor, control humidification/dehumidification and include Energy Watch functionality. Voyager thermostats are compatible with virtually every type of commercial heating and air conditioning system.

Voyager thermostats comply with California Title 24's requirements, including Equipment Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD). Another key feature available in these thermostats is Automated Demand Response (ADR), enabling users to participate in utility-generated load shedding events as well as allowing users to support the handling of specific signals from the utility provider.

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About Venstar Inc.

Founded in 1992, Venstar Inc. is a leading thermostat and energy management system (EMS) manufacturer, known for providing value to its customers via ease of use and installation, proven cost savings, improved energy efficiency, quality and reliability. Venstar is one of the largest thermostat suppliers in the world and designs and produces Venstar-branded products, as well as OEM thermostat products for the biggest names in HVAC. Venstar's Surveyor is a leading energy management system, typically saving small-box retailers 20 percent-35 percent of their energy costs, which translates to tens of millions of dollars in savings each year and dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions. Surveyor currently controls the energy usage of 25,000+ retail locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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