Josh.ai continues to raise the bar in expanding artificial intelligence throughout the home by strengthening their team and creating strategic partnerships within the industry. Today, Josh.ai announced a collaboration with luxury audio and design solutions leader, Sonance and parent company TRUFIG. Known for their ability to masterfully blend architecture and technology, Sonance will allow for Josh.ai’s voice control to be used across any facet of a home. In addition to the integration with Sonance amps, Josh.ai and TRUFIG have created a new refined, in-wall mount for Josh Micro.
“We’re excited to align with Sonance as a fellow innovator in our industry,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Our device integrations and complementary products are extremely important as we recommend solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability. This is a natural fit given each of our company’s stances on the need to simplify technology to suit elegant design. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical experience, and partnering with Sonance and TRUFIG is another step towards that vision.”
Through the Josh.ai Distributed AV workflow, Sonance DSP Amplifiers will auto-populate the Josh.ai web portal for configuration. Multiple input sources across the amps will allow for voice-activated music control throughout the entire home. Clients can say “OK Josh, listen to In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins in the kitchen and smooth Jazz in the dining room,” and Josh.ai will search for the requested content across Sonos or Heos devices, and send the music to the appropriate zones.
Homeowners can also opt for a single streaming media player to be connected to a multi-channel DSP Amplifier. They can say “OK Josh, play Queen in the living room, foyer, and back patio and turn it to 40 percent.” This option not only allows for flexibility during integration, but also gives listeners freedom to enjoy music and other audio wherever they choose.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Josh.ai across all of our brands” said Ari Supran, CEO of Sonance (Sonance, iPort and TRUFIG). “These are the first of several ways our companies can work together to simplify and hide technology in luxury construction projects. We see this strategic partnership as an important component in helping our mutual dealer partners deliver a magical experience for their clients.”
Adding to the latest integration with Sonance, Josh.ai and TRUFIG have created a refined flush mounting system specifically for Josh Micro. The design is nearly invisible when positioned in the wall thanks to its platform and facia design alongside award winning TRUFIG mounting technology. Installation is painless as the mounting system supports gypsum and solid surface applications, and integrators are also able to blend the multi-faceted voice and touch functionality into the aesthetic of their client’s home.