DENVER — August 6, 2019 — Josh.ai continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home through a collaboration with Sonance, an industry leader in luxury audio and design solutions. The alignment with Sonance enables the convenience of Josh.ai’s natural voice control and privacy-focused approach to home automation to seamlessly fit into any architectural aesthetic. In addition to new integrations with Sonance amps, Josh and TRUFIG have partnered for a new in-wall mount for Josh Micro.
As part of the Josh.ai Distributed AV workflow, Sonance DSP Amplifiers will auto-populate the Josh.ai web portal for configuration. Integrators are then able to assign multiple input sources across all of their DSP Amplifiers for music control throughout the home. Clients will be able to freely use voice commands to request their desired content, like “OK Josh, listen to In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins in the kitchen and smooth Jazz in the dining room.” Josh.ai handles music search through all of its available streaming services on Sonos or Heos devices as the audio sources, turns on the Sonance DSP Amplifier, activates the channels that are identified as the kitchen and dining room zones, and sets the mood!
Alternately, a single streaming media player can be connected to a multi-channel DSP Amplifier and share that music stream with multiple zones around the home. Josh.ai also has the ability to manage Sonance DSP Amplifier volume commands and grouped output zones. This rich feature-set offers integrators unlimited flexibility when implementing systems and giving clients the freedom to listen to whatever they want wherever they’d like. For example, users can say “OK Josh, play Queen in the living room, foyer, and back patio and turn it to 40 percent.” Josh.ai will not only handle the search and routing of the music, but directly adjust the volume on the DSP Amplifier as well.
Josh.ai and TRUFIG have worked closely to develop a refined flush mounting system for Josh Micro. The in-wall solution is comprised of a platform and facia designed with award winning TRUFIG mounting technology to leave a clean, nearly invisible finish. Gypsum and solid surface applications are supported for installation flexibility in any environment. Integrators will now be able to add the multi-faceted voice and touch functionality Josh.ai brings to a smart home environment while ensuring that the technology blends into the aesthetic of their clients homes.
“We’re excited to align with Sonance as a fellow innovator in our industry,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Our device integrations and complementary products are extremely important as we recommend solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability. This is a natural fit given each of our company’s stances on the need to simplify technology to suit elegant design. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical experience, and partnering with Sonance and TRUFIG is another step towards that vision.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with Josh.ai across all of our brands” said Ari Supran, CEO of Sonance (Sonance, iPort and TRUFIG). “These are the first of several ways our companies can work together to simplify and hide technology in luxury construction projects. We see this strategic partnership as an important component in helping our mutual dealer partners deliver a magical experience for their clients.”
Josh.ai is a Denver based company with offices in Colorado and California. It creates products and platforms that enable true natural interaction with technology in everyday life. Its flagship product, Josh.ai, uses cutting-edge proprietary technology to deliver a fun and easy-to-use home control experience. Josh Micro, the hardware, offers hands-free voice control in any room. For more information, visit www.josh.ai or email email@example.com.
Sonance is a San Clemente California based company celebrating 36 years in the custom installation market. Sonance, along with their iPort and Trufig divisions strive to blend architecture and technology seamlessly into any space. For information, visit www.sonance.com, www.trufig.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.