ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing Adds Josh.ai Voice Control Platform to its Lineup
AI-driven voice control platform offers privacy, accessibility, and simplicity, ideally suited for the residential custom integration market
Long Beach, CA (March 18, 2019) — ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing (VSM), a leading independent manufacturers’ representative in the audio/video and lighting industry, has expanded its scope to include home automation and control solutions with the recent addition of the Josh.ai platform to its line of best-in-class products. Dealers who undergo training of Josh.ai configuration and installation provided by ByDesign VSM will then be able to offer the voice control solution to their clients. The control software and complementary showroom or demo hardware are available immediately to trained and qualified dealers.
“Since the inception of ByDesign, we’ve considered it of paramount importance to stay on the leading edge of home technology, and the recent addition of Josh.ai helps us do just that — which allows us to maintain our reputation as a rep firm that offers the most innovative solutions available,” says ByDesign VSM founder Joaquin Rivera. “Through its proprietary Natural Language Processing technology, ability for end-users to launch commands through voice or an app, advanced security and privacy features, and seamless smart home integration, Josh.ai offers a completely new — and far better — approach to voice control in the smart home. The timing couldn’t be better for us to introduce this line to integrators in our territories.”
One of the biggest differentiators of Josh.ai is its ability to protect the privacy of its users. Data shared by end-users with the platform remains private, never shared for marketing purposes or third-party advertisements. The information Josh.ai collects is only used to make the system smarter and more intuitive.
Another hallmark is its ability to understand compound commands and nicknames for products and scenes, and learn about the home environment over time. The time of day and the room in which a command is issued are all analyzed by the Josh.ai software to significantly improve reliability and accuracy.
Adds Alex Capecelatro, Josh.ai CEO, “We’ve been diligent about partnering with the right integrators over the years as we’ve grown and expanded our offering, and now that ByDesign VSM is carrying Josh.ai we will be able to engage with the most exceptional home systems professionals in the ByDesign territory (Northern California, Southern California, and Hawaii). ByDesign VSM’s commitment to growing the marketplace mirrors ours, which makes this relationship a win-win for both parties.”
Offering an app-based control interface that’s designed specifically for the custom installation market, Josh.ai differs from mass-market voice control solutions, giving dealers a way to differentiate and expand their business.
About ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing
Established in 2014 by Joaquin Rivera and Benito Joaquin, ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing (VSM) is a manufacturer’s representative of best of brand audio, video, and lighting systems serving the custom home systems integrators in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. Dedicated to providing integrators with stellar service and support, ByDesign VSM helps the home systems industry grow and prosper while promoting innovative applications of technologies in custom homes throughout its distribution territories.