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LEGRAND RELEASES AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL INTEGRATION FOR NUVO PLAYER PORTFOLIO WHOLE HOME AUDIO SYSTEMS

HEBRON, Ky., January 7, 2019 – Legrand, the global leader in AV infrastructure, networking and digital systems, releases the integration of Amazon Alexa voice control with its Nuvo Player Portfolio whole home audio system when used in conjunction with an Amazon Echo device. Voice control is available with all nine models of streaming Portfolio players. Previous purchasers of the system will gain the new voice control features via free software download.

With Alexa integration, Player Portfolio listeners will be able to immediately request their favorite music for any room in the system, simply by saying phrases such as, “Alexa, play Miles Davis in the living room;” “Alexa, play XM channel 41 in the master bedroom;” or “Alexa, play ‘Margaritaville’ on the pool speakers."

To integrate Amazon Alexa voice control, Nuvo Player Portfolio owners will be prompted to download and install the Nuvo 2018.3 Update via the Player Portfolio app and then synchronize with the Nuvo Player Amazon Alexa skill. 

“Voice is an essential method of control for today's technology, and the Nuvo Player Portfolio system can now provide its best-in-class audio experience with this new level of convenience,” said Fritz Werder, Legrand’s VP/general manager for the Nuvo and On-Q lines. “In addition to selecting from a wide range of network connected audio sources, listeners will be able to adjust audio controls such as muting, changing volume, skipping songs or stopping and starting music selections, all without needing to open an app or find a keypad.”

The integration for all Player Portfolio players, including the NV-P100, NV-P200, NV-P300, NV-P400, NV-P500, NV-P600, NV-P3100, NV-P3500 and NV-P4300, will support connected Amazon Alexa Echo, Echo Plus, Dot, Spot and Show devices. Multiple Amazon Alexa devices within a home can be used to control upgraded Nuvo Player Portfolio models.

Amazon Alexa supports music services including Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeart Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM and TuneIn. Support for other services will come with future releases.

An image of an Alexa model and a Nuvo Player Portfolio player can be found here. For more information on the Nuvo Player Portfolio Amazon Alexa voice control integration, please click here.

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America 

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us. 

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