AudioControl’s Director Series DSP amplifiers, Concert Series A/V receivers and Maestro Series preamplifiers are now compatible with the Josh.ai platform, enabling users to control their AudioControl-powered entertainment systems utilizing Josh.ai’s natural language and privacy-focused voice automation technology. Features of the integration include auto-discovery of AudioControl products, power toggling, volume and mute control, input switching, single-source to multi-zone routing and multi-source to multi-zone routing.
As part of the Josh.ai distributed AV workflow, AudioControl’s Director Series amplifiers, home theater Concert AV receivers and Maestro preamp/processors will auto-populate within the Josh.ai web portal for configuration once connected to the same network, making setup intuitive for integrators. Because AudioControl Director Series amplifiers have matrixing capabilities, users will have the ability to leverage the Josh.ai app or voice commands to direct specific programming to any zone at their preferred volume level. Integrators can assign multiple input sources to all applicable AudioControl models, creating the ultimate home cinema and multi-zone home entertainment systems. The Josh.ai platform is able to search for content through all available streaming services (using a compatible source) and manage volume commands for individual or grouped output zones, providing users with the freedom to enjoy their favorite programming anywhere in the home. Homeowners can say “OK, Josh, listen to Journey in the dining room, patio, and kitchen and turn it to 30 percent,” as an example.
“I see this collaboration with Josh.ai as an opportunity to add the convenience of voice control to our Director Series amplifiers as well as our Concert and Maestro Series theater platforms,” said AudioControl CEO Alex Camara in the announcement statement.
Said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai, regarding the compatibility announcement: “The strength of our partnerships and device integrations are extremely important as we recommend robust solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical user experience, and partnering with AudioControl is another step toward that vision.”