Josh.ai, manufacturer of residential AI and natural interfaces for the CI channel, celebrates its sixth birthday this month.
The voice control and AI specialists are marking this milestone by introducing a limited-edition Josh Micro in Cobalt Blue. Available now, the Cobalt Blue Josh Micro was produced in a small batch, and is offered in limited quantities to current Josh.ai dealers. Take a look at its unboxing:
The company prides itself on being “a solution, purpose-built for home technology professionals, [focusing] on providing a rich feature set and advanced capabilities that enable a magical, intuitive and simple voice experience,” Josh.ai noted in a statement.
It was 2016 when the first Josh.ai product shipped on a Mac Mini, priced for high-end luxury projects installed by select dealers. The award-winning Josh Micro was brought to market in 2017, bringing voice control and AI-based home automation to a broader audience within the pro channel.
The Josh Nano and Josh Core were introduced at the end of 2020. These intros require hard-wired connections and rack-based components, thereby strengthening Josh.ai’s loyalty to the CI channel. In fact, to date, the company reports that it has signed on and trained more than 600 dealers spanning the United States and Canada. Additionally, this year, the company formed its first-ever President’s Club, comprised of a select group of integrators that serve as advisors to CEO Alex Capecelatro.
“The support and enthusiasm from our integrators and others in the community has reinforced our commitment to them,“ says Capecelatro. “The industry now recognizes how much magic and simplicity that voice control—when done right—can bring to a home automation experience…I’m very proud of all that we have accomplished, not just as a manufacturer, but to also be recognized as an innovator in this industry.”
Committed to serving professional installers, Josh.ai consistently delivers innovative products available only to licensed dealers. To date, the company has processed more than one million voice commands through its platform.
Josh.ai is also the owner of a number of patents for its advanced and exclusive features, such as compound commands and contextual awareness. The company is committed to data privacy and security, never sharing data to external parties for sales purposes.
Josh.ai works seamlessly with Crestron and Control4, easily layered on top and offered as a voice solution that delivers an exclusive luxury automation experience. Other partnerships include Lutron, Sonos, DISH, Sonance, AVPro, AudioControl, Meridian, Sony, Samsung, LG and Barco.
Dealers also have the option to offer Josh.ai directly as a standalone automation option, depending on the client project, thanks to native integrations.
With a focus on AI, machine learning and design-first hardware, the mission at Josh.ai is to transform how people live in our environments.