Whole Home Voice Solution Josh.ai Launches at CEDIA 2016

We’re excited to be launching at CEDIA 2016 next week! This is the culmination of years of research and development, an amazing team in both LA and Denver, and a passion to revolutionize the way we live at home. Below is the press release in full. To see the full press kit, click here.


Voice Controlled Platform Josh.ai Starts Shipping — Integrates with Crestron, Echo, Lutron, and More

DALLAS — September 6, 2016 — JStar LLC, a leader in advanced voice technology, announces that its whole home artificial intelligence platform, Josh.ai, will start shipping at CEDIA 2016. Built for the custom integration channel, Josh.ai uses artificial intelligence to unify home technology through its unique user interface. Josh.ai is a standalone control system that works with Lutron, Meridian, Sonos, and others. It also integrates with control systems such as Crestron. Visit the Josh.ai booth (#4150) at CEDIA 2016.

Josh.ai gives clients the flexibility to customize their experience with voice control:

● Clients choose how to speak with Josh.ai, whether through mobile devices or far-field microphones, such as the Amazon Echo, for natural voice control.

● An industry first, clients can give “Complex Commands,” or multiple voice commands at once, creating a more natural and advanced voice experience. For example, without a prior scene set up, clients can say, “Play the song Ride, open the shades, dim the kitchen lights, and close the garage.”

● Integrators are able to set the name, gender, and accent of the AI for a truly custom experience.

● In addition to voice control, Josh.ai has fully built out iOS, Android, and web apps for remote access, as well as a beautiful graphical user interface.

“We’re really passionate about bringing simple, high quality voice control to the custom channel,” says CEO Alex Capecelatro. “It’s critical to create a natural, scalable, and delightful user experience that is easy to install reliably in large installations. By integrating with companies like Crestron, Amazon, and Lutron, we’ve been able to create amazing experiences that delight our integrators and their clients.” Josh.ai also provides a fully built app for mobile devices, allowing clients to tap and swipe in addition to voice control.

Josh.ai ships on a server the company calls “Home Base,” and is plugged into the home network. No custom programming is needed, making the install among the fastest in the industry.

The company was founded in 2015 by Alex Capecelatro and Chief Technology Officer Tim Gill. The AI behind Josh.ai is the culmination of 5 years of research and development in natural language processing. Previously Gill was founder and chair of Quark, Inc. Capecelatro started his career as a research scientist for NASA and recently exited as founder and CEO of social mobile products At the Pool and Yeti.

For more information, visit the Josh.ai booth (#4150) at CEDIA 2016. Join CEO Capecelatro for a panel discussion on voice control on Thursday September 15 in Ballroom C at 11:00am, and for his talk on advanced control interfaces at the CEDIA booth on Saturday September 17 at 10:30am. For a complete list of features, visit www.josh.ai. For enquiries, email support@josh.ai.

About JStar LLC

JStar LLC 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. Visit www.jstar.ai for more information.

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