Bond Bridge and Josh.ai Partner to Deliver Voice Control to RF Controlled Devices in Control4 Homes

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(May 10, 2022) Bond Bridge, a platform developed by Olibra, and Josh.ai can now be synergistically operated in Control4 environments. The result allows Josh.ai's natural voice commands to control a variety of radiofrequency devices managed by Bond Bridge's RF to WiFi control platform. Those devices include motorized window shades by Somfy and Rollease, most ceiling fans, fireplaces, and some home theater-oriented products, such as RF-controlled motorized masking used by Seymour Screen Excellence on its TRIM screen line.

“Our strategic partnership with Josh.ai is a direct result of numerous dealer requests. Bond Bridge and Josh.ai are both revered as innovators in the custom residential channel so there is much excitement about our coming together to bring this enhanced SmartHome functionality to Control4 system installations,” says Zohar Shinar, CEO of Bond Bridge, and parent company Olibra.

Bond Bridge ($99) and the Control4-friendly Bond Bridge Pro ($379), offer a small, cost-effective way of creating unified smart control of RF devices. A single Bond Bridge can be deployed in a 2,500 square foot home, while the Pro version covers 3,500 square feet, all without any added cable runs or wires. Following a simple app-driven integration process, Bond Bridge Pro units can be paired with Control4 and Josh.ai for voice control throughout the home. Every family member can personalize their user experience by adding aliases to favorite devices and creating custom scenes in the Josh app. Josh.ai’s proprietary natural language processing offers features like making multiple requests in a single command, contextually adjusting surroundings, and remembering the last device that was spoken to. For example: “Ok Josh, lower the movie room blackouts, raise the first-floor solar sheers, and close the movie screen's masking.”

“Bond Bridge Pro helps unify device functionality through the certified Josh.ai Control4 driver, providing our installers with confidence and more robust functionality. We are excited to strategically align with the Olibra team in helping our installers save time, service calls, and reduce the overall cost of a project for their clients. Our respective Control4 compatibility is an exciting starting point for our partnership with more to come,” says Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.

Steps to add Bond Bridge to Control4 and Josh.ai Systems
For more information about Bond Bridge and Bond Bridge Pro, visit https://bondhome.io.
 
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