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With the delivery date for Josh Nano quickly approaching, and Sonance have released the first part of their Invisibility series by examining products that are designed to disappear.

The and Sonance partnership continues transforming immersive audio experiences thanks to a design-first mindset. Living spaces have never been as connected thanks to Josh Nano leveraging a room’s in-ceiling or in-wall speakers to provide its feedback. Originating from Josh Core’s VoiceLink outputs and disseminated through Sonance DSP amplifiers,’s responses to voice commands are distributed throughout every area of the smart home.

Beyond VoiceLink, Sonance’s integration with offers…

Effective today, dealers can leverage their performance-based rebates for One Firefly services

One Firefly, an award-winning marketing agency that caters to technology professionals, has partnered with to expand the reach of the smart home industry’s leading voice control and AI. With this new strategic arrangement, dealers are pre-approved to use their Quarterly Volume Incentive Rebates (QVIR) on all One Firefly services, effective immediately. This partnership is the first of its kind for and focuses on rewarding dealer performance while strengthening their continued investment in the success of their partners.

“We’re thrilled to partner with One Firefly as a way to reward our dealers and develop compelling strategies for…

Voice-controlled pilot explores the possibilities of privacy focused AI in hospitality

Introducing artificial intelligence in a way that feels natural. IHG Hotels & Resorts — known for venerable brands like InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Indigo — has designed the guest room of the future, partnering with to create a voice-controlled smart room at the Kimpton Rowan hotel in Palm Springs, CA.

IHG is the first global hotel company to deploy — which builds upon its award-winning presence in the world’s most advanced residential properties — and is the only AI on the market committed to privacy, data security, and…

With Josh Nano and Josh Core coming soon, continues innovating its software while disrupting the industry with key partners., the leader in voice control and AI for the custom integration channel, is debuting a number of exciting updates for CEDIA Expo 2021. The company’s new features and enhancements, representing the culmination of feedback from its network of more than 700 certified dealers, will now be unveiled in webinars and virtual trainings throughout the fall to supplement the announcements. With intuitive user experiences driving its product direction, …

Note: this article first appeared in CE Pro on Aug 23, 2021 (link)

I was inspired by a recent twitter conversation to write this article stating what I consider a fairly obvious fact, but clearly not everyone agrees.

So let’s talk about why I believe voice control will be prevalent in every single home within the next 10 years.

To start, let’s talk about one of the biggest objections I hear: voice control isn’t always the best method of control. Sometimes you have company over, there’s a lot of background noise, you’re worried about the system hearing you correctly, etc…

Introducing the Ready Wallplate, the First Solution to Combine Lutron Keypads With Josh Nano Architectural Microphones.

Coopersburg, PA — August 18, 2021 — Today, Lutron Electronics, in collaboration with, announced a beautiful, new offering that combines the power of a Lutron keypad with the Nano voice control device, to give homeowners unlimited control possibilities. The Ready Wallplate combines the elegance of Lutron keypads, along with the flexibility of Josh Nano, the world’s first architectural microphone, to bring beauty, simplicity, and privacy to all luxury projects.

“By adding this solution on projects, dealers are providing endless possibilities to their clients and giving homeowners an aesthetically pleasing solution that is at the forefront of innovation,”… and Lutron have been working together on an exciting new product. The unveiling of the product will be a virtual event on August 18th.

Crestron Home clients can now freely use’s natural voice control when interacting with their media environments. continues expanding the impact of artificial intelligence in the home with a momentous update to its Crestron Home integration. Thanks to a close engineering relationship between the companies, was given exclusive development access to expand its audio and video distribution capabilities to Crestron Home systems. Crestron Home clients are now able to enjoy intuitive control of their AV content using natural voice commands, all without requiring a professional installer to pre-program scenes or quick actions.

A hardware agnostic approach allows to seamlessly support any system design, no matter the complexity or specific brands that are installed. As…

Thea Enterprises selected to represent the privacy-focused voice automation platform throughout Greater NYC and New Jersey., the fast-growing AI platform for the CI channel, has partnered with sales rep firm, Thea Enterprises. A leading independent manufacturers’ representative in the custom integration industry, Thea Enterprises will now offer’s natural and privacy oriented voice control with its other top tier products. Dealers that complete the certification offered by Thea Enterprises will be provided with demo equipment along with the group’s local support and system design expertise.

“My entire career (actually my entire life) has revolved around innovative technology; because…

Market Share selected to represent the privacy-focused voice automation platform throughout the Pacific Northwest. continues to grow its presence in the CI channel by partnering with sales rep firm Market Share. In the Pacific Northwest, Market Share represents the best in Consumer Electronics offerings. Their expertise and presence in the industry have established them as one of the region’s leading marketing firms.

“Market Share is very excited and honored to represent in the Pacific Northwest. They fit us, working so well with Lutron, AudioControl, Samsung, and other of our vendors. Like Market Share, Josh isn’t concerned with anything…


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