Orion Labs Launches Voice-Driven IFTTT Applets for On-the-Go Productivity

New integration helps people get more done through voice-driven automations

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Labs, the fast-growing voice communication platform for teams in business, enterprise, and government organizations, today announced its integration with leading automation service IFTTT. The integration builds on Orion’s capabilities, which include real-time translation and team location mapping, to further enhance the power of voice in creating a more seamless and productive world.

Orion’s IFTTT integration helps people be more productive and automates important alerts on-the-go with the power of voice. The IFTTT platform is a free service that allows people to add and create countless connections between digital devices and services with simple conditional statements, called Applets. Customers are able to create customized Applets for many of the services and devices they use or own.

“IFTTT is thrilled to partner with Orion Labs,” said Anne Mercogliano, VP of Marketing and Operations at IFTTT. "Our mission is to help people do more with the services they love. Voice is one of our fast-growing categories of IFTTT Applets, and we’re looking forward to seeing which of Orion’s Applets resonate most with people.”

Launch Applets are available now at http://www.ifttt.com/orion and include:

  • Gmail - receive a voice alert from Onyx when a VIP — such as your boss or an important client — emails you
  • SMS - receive a text notification if someone in your Orion group says a specific word or phrase relevant to your projects
  • WeMo - turn your WeMo-connected device on or off remotely, with a simple voice command to Onyx
  • Google Calendar - receive a voice alert from Onyx 15 minutes before your next meeting, so you don’t need to check a screen
  • Alexa - get a voice alert from Onyx when your Alexa timer goes off, so you can hear alarms from the other room
  • Slack - post messages you say in your Orion group to a Slack channel
  • Google Assistant - send a voice message to your Orion group using Google Assistant
  • SmartThings - receive a voice notification from Onyx when the office door is opened after normal working hours

“Today’s integration with IFTTT opens up a whole new sphere of opportunity for voice technology,” said Jesse Robbins, Orion Labs Founder and CEO. “We’re looking forward to seeing what people can do when they combine productivity and collaboration tools with the Orion Voice Platform.”

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“This partnership between IFTTT and Orion Labs enables what has long been elusive on wearables: productivity,” said Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC’s Wearables Team. “Users can send and receive information unobtrusively, saving time from taking out a smartphone or tablet and responding accordingly. Best of all, it keeps them in the moment, so that their eyes and hands are free to complete their work.”

Orion is leading the adoption of voice technology for the workplace. Using Orion, teams can communicate securely in real-time, across any distance, with other people and with intelligent bots and services. Orion’s award-winning Onyx wearable smart walkie-talkie gives people the ability to talk privately or with teams while remaining heads-up and eyes-free. Onyx works with iOS and Android devices to deliver messages over any cellular or Wi-Fi network.

Orion recently launched Orion Translator, which turns Onyx into a language translator, enabling Orion customers to communicate across language barriers. All customers can use Translator to translate spoken messages from Spanish to English, or English to Spanish. Additional languages are available with Orion Pro, a hosted subscription service for organizations of any size. With Orion Pro, organizations can easily set up and manage team communications using the Atlas Command Center, a powerful web-based administrative portal. Current customers include organizations in construction, retail, hospitality, transportation, logistics, education, facilities and event management.

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About Orion Labs
Orion Labs is transforming the way people and teams communicate using the power of their voice and has been recognized as Hot Vendor by Aragon Research. Orion’s award-winning platform delivers secure, real-time voice communication across a constellation of connected devices, applications, and services. Orion gives mobile teams a heads-up, eyes-free experience that enables them to communicate without losing focus, across any distance, anywhere in the world. The company was founded by cloud infrastructure pioneers Jesse Robbins and Greg Albrecht who were inspired by their experiences using traditional radios as firefighters and EMTs. Orion Labs is based in San Francisco, CA.

IFTTT empowers people to do more with the services they love. We work with over 540 apps, services, and devices including Facebook, Twitter, Philips Hue, Dropbox, Google, Nest, Fitbit, BMW, and Slack, with Applets. Applets bring these services together to create new experiences of all types, from automating simple tasks to transforming how someone interacts with and controls their home. We believe creative control of the services we use should be intuitive and accessible to everyone. Founded in 2010, IFTTT has raised $39 million in funding from top tier investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and SV Angel.

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