Snap One, a North Carolina-based manufacturer of A/V, security, control, networking, and remote management products for professional integrators, is expanding the presence and availability of home usage artificial intelligence through an enhanced driver and an exclusive distribution agreement with Josh.ai.
Josh.ai and Snap One have worked closely on new driver enhancements to create a superior experience for customers. Immediately available on the online driver database is an updated Josh.ai driver that is now Control4 certified and SDDP capable. The driver can now import Control4 advanced lighting scenes and offers deeper integration with music streaming services through Control4. Adding to Josh.ai’s existing support for Pandora, clients can listen to SiriusXM channels or request any song, artist, or album on Tidal.
The system is powered by natural voice commands, all without requiring a professional installer to pre-program macros. Josh.ai listens to the request, understands where the command is coming from, and automatically identifies which lights and shades to control as well as what content to search for on Tidal. Within seconds, the components required to pass the decoded audio from the Control4 controller to the speakers in the kitchen are activated, routing the audio path.
Control4 Dealers in the United States and Canada who are Josh.ai certified will soon be able to purchase Josh.ai hardware and software through the Control4 portal. Prospective Josh.ai dealers can learn more at ctrl4.co/joshai.
“Natural language voice processing, tight integration with Control4, and a focus on privacy makes Josh.ai the ideal addition for customers looking to add voice to their Control4 system. We are excited to make Josh.ai products more accessible to our Control4 Partners and for this first step in a long and successful partnership with the Josh.ai team,” said John Heyman, CEO of Snap One.
"Our vision with Josh.ai is to offer simple, secure, and magical experiences for interacting with the smart home. Partnering with Control4 in this deep and meaningful way helps accelerate that vision,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Together we are offering dealers and consequentially homeowners an unparalleled experience with natural and intuitive voice control that hooks into Control4’s vast array of integrations. I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement and the transformative solutions our mutual dealers will be able to offer their clients as a result!”
For more information, go to www.SnapOne.com.