Josh.ai Enables AV Room Feature for Partner Control Systems
In an effort to continue expanding its home control capabilities, Josh.ai announced a new AV Room feature that will integrate with its current control system partners. With the new feature, Josh.ai customers will be able to route their AV sources through Crestron and Control4 using natural voice commands. And, in a bit of good news for the integrator, the new feature will be deployable without their having to pre-program scenes or macros.
The launch of the new feature is supported by two major enhancements to the Josh.ai distributed AV system: a Crestron AV Room Module, and a Control4 AV Room Driver. Both are available as updates to current customers.
Once connected to the network and the AV Room feature is programmed, the Josh.ai system will automatically populate the AV sources accessible in each room of the home. The company explained that their “hardware agnostic” approach means the Josh.ai system can support any design, no matter the complexity—as long as Crestron or Control4 is the backbone for the system. The interface, they explained, was designed based on dealer feedback and guidance.