Rinnai Is First To Market With Amazon Alexa Integration

The Control-R 2.0 Module with Amazon Alexa Features Recirculation
Voice Commands

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AlexaRinnai
Corporation
, manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of
tankless gas water heaters in North America, is the first tankless water
heater manufacturer to feature Amazon Alexa integration with its
products.


This groundbreaking innovation allows users to ask Alexa, “Alexa, ask
Rinnai to start circulation,” or say, “Alexa, tell Rinnai I want to take
a shower,” and the Rinnai tankless water heater will spring into action.

The enhanced Control-R™ 2.0 module with Amazon Alexa integration
showcases an improved, more user-friendly interface – featuring more
than 20 voice commands – that allows on-demand voice activation of the
recirculation system.

The enhanced Control-R™ 2.0 mobile app has built in timers and schedules
allowing for multiple on/off periods throughout the day, with the
schedule stored locally on the Control-R module. The app also allows
users to remotely put the system into vacation mode when they are away,
and a user can even stop a scheduled recirculation event from starting.

“At Rinnai, we have a cultural belief and a commitment to product
innovation and industry leadership. As the market leader in tankless
technology, we’re happy to be the first to market with this innovative
product solution,” said Mark Buss, Vice President of Marketing for
Rinnai.

Rinnai’s wireless module maintains all of its original features, quickly
connects via a two-wire interface and can be utilized with a new Rinnai
tankless water heater or installed on existing Rinnai models
manufactured since 2006. Once connected, the module pairs with the free
Rinnai mobile app. Homeowners can continue to enable maintenance alerts
and communications with a Rinnai independent dealer
easily, right from the app. Additionally, users can control their
tankless water heater from a smartphone or tablet to turn the system on
and off, change the water temperature, monitor status and, on select
models, activate the recirculation system.

The Control-R module continues to communicate directly with dealers,
serving as a remote diagnostics tool and increasing their connectivity
to their customer. The Control-R module pushes system codes and other
service information automatically to dealers, enabling them to
proactively contact their customers and arrive at a customer’s location
with the right equipment and parts. Dealers are also able to reference
diagnostic codes, product information and step-by-step instructions,
with links to manuals, training, videos and more through the app.

For more information about Rinnai products, visit rinnai.us.

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