Josh.ai to Launch Josh One Android Update and New Integrations
Josh.ai says Josh One joins the product family to provide customers with value while equipping the industry with a platform dedicated to home control that leverages AI to assist with system installation, configuration and automation.
For entry-level Josh One systems, app-based control starts at $10 per month. With a focus on bringing AI interactions into the home, the recently launched JoshGPT feature will be available to all Josh One customers who opt into the voice accessibility upgrade in the Josh App. Homeowners that would like an introduction to a full-featured voice experience can start with Josh Micro systems at $30 per month MSRP for far-field microphone access.
With the launch of Josh One, Josh.ai is now introducing the first AI powered home control platform. Josh One installations are deployed leveraging AI. As soon as Josh One is on the network, it auto-discovers supported devices, generates a home’s floor plan and associates corresponding images to each area in the Josh App. The company says that, within minutes, customers are able to freely interact with their surroundings and begin personalizing their smart home experience with the interface.
Josh.ai says it has revamped its software as a service (SaaS) offering to align with the number of controllable devices on a project with an aim to simplify system design and scalability. As entry-level system processors, Josh One and Josh Micro are capable of supporting up to one hundred devices, with the ability to scale to two hundred devices. For premium projects, Josh Core starts at five hundred devices and can scale over one thousand.
Josh.ai is also offering one-time purchase pricing for all of its solutions for the first time, substantially lowering its barrier to entry for customers with the introduction of monthly software plans. Annual and lifetime software plans will continue to be available for all Josh.ai experiences.
Installers that have already embraced recurring revenue to provide ongoing support contracts for customers and prefer to loop Josh.ai software into their offering will receive preferred margin on Josh.ai software plans. Dealers that would rather not manage software plans will still receive ongoing compensation for client projects that are billed by Josh.ai.
Josh.ai is debuting its updated Android app for mobile phones and tablets, which is equipped with full device controllers for seamless access over everything an intelligent home has to offer. With the 5.0 update, users will enjoy access to their system’s settings, custom dashboards, devices, areas and scenes.
Josh.ai will also use CEDIA 2023 to introduce new partnerships to offer recommended solutions across device categories while expanding upon existing integrations.
Adding to its ecosystem of integrated devices, Josh.ai unveiled its first direct lock and garage door partnerships. Through Schlage Encode integration, users will be able to leverage natural voice commands, automated scenes and tactile control via the Josh App to secure their homes. Integration with Genie garage door openers provides a much needed solution for the channel, while enabling customers with connected convenience when leaving or coming home. More details are here.
Josh.ai also announced that it is expanding upon its AVPro and Samsung integrations. AVPro audio matrixes are now compatible to distribute music sources, as well as Josh Core’s VoiceLink responses, across all applicable output zones. Adding to its IP TV support, Josh.ai is rolling out Samsung projector integration to offer more options across the home theater landscape.
Adding to its video content sources, Josh.ai is launching its AppleTV support. Capable through IP control, the integration allows users to navigate their AppleTV interface from the Josh App and Josh Remote.
Josh.ai now supports the new Somfy Tahoma Switch at launch for wireless and retrofit applicable projects. Integrators will enjoy deployment process for WiFi and ethernet connected Tahoma Switch installs after enabling third party integration for Josh.ai in the Somfy app: https://www.somfysystems.com/en-us/products/1871037/tahoma-switch