Nucleus Adds Amazon Alexa to Its Intercoms

Nucleus has integrated Amazon's Alexa Voice Service (AVS) into its Anywhere line of connected home intercom systems.

Nucleus is a family-friendly touchscreen device that creates an on-the-spot point of communication for natural audio and video conversations in the home, between homes, or with any mobile device.

"I created Nucleus because I know life can be hectic. As a father of three, there's tremendous value in having access to my home and family when I can't physically be there," said Jonathan Frankel, co-founder and CEO of Nucleus, in a statement. "Traditional intercom systems are outdated, expensive, and hard to install, and video chat services like Skype are tricky for some to maneuver. But with Nucleus, my family is there when I need them at the tap of a button. And now with Alexa, there's even more value for parents, like adding groceries to a shopping list or checking on the weather when their hands are tied."

With Alexa, families can take advantage of a number of voice-enabled features, including music from Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, access to a myriad of information and an ever-growing assortment of Alexa skills. Additionally, users have full control of how Nucleus receives incoming calls, with options for auto-answer, touch-to-answer, do not disturb, and more.

"Integrating Alexa into Nucleus was a natural fit," said Steve Rabuchin, vice president of Amazon Alexa, in a statement. "Voice and the Alexa services provide an easy way for families to stay organized, manage their busy lives, and have fun. We opened up the AVS to device makers and developers for free, and it's exciting to see Nucleus take advantage of the service and bring their innovative technology into homes."

In January, Nucleus joined the Amazon Launchpad program, an initiative that spotlights cutting-edge products from startups to millions of Amazon customers worldwide.

Nucleus sells at $249 for the first device and $199 when purchasing two or more. It is available at select Lowe's stores nationwide, Lowes.com, and Amazon.com.

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