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WHEN VOICE MEETS SOUND

 

HARMAN and Personal Digital Assistants

Voice-enabled technology is the wave of the future, and HARMAN is riding it in style. With voice-controlled devices expected to grow to an overall market value exceeding $7 billion by 2024, HARMAN is committed to delivering voice-enabled Personal Digital Assistants and audio solutions that meet the needs of today’s consumers and businesses while anticipating those of tomorrow.

Fruitful collaborations with a wide variety of world class partners have always played a central role in HARMAN’s innovative excellence, and voice enabled technology is no exception. HARMAN forges partnerships with world class companies across the industry, working hand-in hand with technology leaders such as Amazon, Baidu, Google, JD.com and Microsoft because customers want access to high quality audio and design performance regardless of platform or ecosystem.

As voice-enabled technology has evolved from a novel function to a truly intuitive, connected way of life,HARMAN is at the forefront with a solution for every platform and every need. By joining the innovative firepower of strategic partners with a clear passion and purpose to design and deliver features and benefits not found anywhere else in the market today, HARMAN delivers high performance audio, voice recognition and design solutions to meet the needs of today’s connected lifestyle. We amplify the voice of innovation giving customers a choice of platforms and brands that all guarantee premium sound quality, innovative voice technology and thoughtful design.

 

“Music streaming is the most popular use of personal digital assistants and HARMAN is perfectly poised to deliver the premium sound that is missing in the market today with our selection of personal digital assistants from JBL and Harman Kardon. Customers want premium audio and design performance in their preferred platform or ecosystem and with more than 60 years of audio and innovation expertise, we are here to deliver.”

Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN

 

HARMAN’s Featured Personal Digital Assistant Line-Up 2017
JBL LINK is a voice-activated speaker with the Google Assistant built-in. Users can stream music, ask questions, manage everyday tasks, and easily control smart devices around the home – simply by using voice commands. By saying “Ok, Google,” the device can help perform tasks like playing a favorite song, finding delicious recipes for dinner parties, or even checking traffic before leaving the house.
Merging JBL’s legendary sound and Google’s voice assistant technology, JBL LINK speakers bring together a powerful listening experience and a conversational voice assistant. The LINK speakers feature high-definition music streaming with Chromecast built-in, providing an elevated music experience, best-in class sound quality and endless entertainment from the most popular music and entertainment apps, all through a simple voice command.


The all-new Harman Kardon Allure with Alexa from Amazon is an intelligent speaker powered by Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Allure complements any home with its 360-degree beautiful sound and stunning design by Harman Kardon. By pairing Harman Kardon’s refined and powerful audio performance with Alexa’s intuitive voice technology, the Allure brings discerning music-lovers a rich premium listening experience, anywhere, anytime, around the home. Harman Kardon Allure is simple to control by asking a question. Just ask to play music, read the news, control a smart home, make purchases from Amazon Prime, and more – Alexa will respond instantly.
Even in noisy environments, proprietary far-field voice technology allows the speaker to hear commands from a far distance. Alexa can also adapt to speech patterns, vocabulary, and unique personal preferences, which makes using the Harman Kardon Allure a truly personal experience.


Harman Kardon Invoke™ intelligent speaker with Cortana from Microsoft will soon be on the market. Combining Harman Kardon’s rich audio heritage with Cortana’s intelligence, Invoke is for busy people balancing the competing demands of work and home. This sophisticated device is perfect for those who want to make the most of every moment of the day.
Invoke, with Cortana, is a voice-activated speaker that can play favorite music, manage calendars and activities, set reminders, check traffic, deliver the latest news and much more. With Skype integration, it can make calls to cellphones, landlines and other Skype-enabled devices. You can also control smart home devices using voice to do things like turn out the lights or control the temperature.