Alexa looks for new connected hardware with Samsung partnership

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Harman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has expanded its relationship with Amazon to include the Alexa Voice Service (AVS); the company said in a statement.

As a CPS provider, Harman will help customers build conversational experiences into their products, devices or organizational processes. This includes providing hardware modules, software and services that can make device makers integrate Alexa into connected products.

As an Alexa Consulting & Professional Services (CPS) provider, Harman says it will provide services on AVS integration to its customers and partners. Harman is currently also a member of Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative, engaging with Amazon on joint go-to-market strategies, product ideation, simultaneous implementation, as well as identifying market opportunities, said the company in a statement.

Other Alexa Voice Service consulting and professional services partner firms include Accenture, Surfaceink, and Creoir.

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