Josh.ai Becomes the First Voice Control Solution for Crestron Home AV

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(June 29, 2021) Josh.ai has announced a massive update to its Crestron Home integration capabilities. Leveraging exclusive development access and a healthy relationship between company engineering teams, Crestron Home clients can now control their audio/video content using Josh.ai’s natural voice commands.

Thanks to Josh.ai’s broad hardware compatibility, the technology can support any system, regardless of complexity or brand. In the case of Crestron Home, Josh.ai relies upon Crestron’s control integration to intelligently communicate with a home’s devices.

According to Josh.ai: This update empowers Crestron Home dealers to offer the endless possibilities of natural voice control as an interface for their clients who want to activate their favorite channels and streaming services in every room of their home. For example, users can walk into their den and say, “Ok Josh, watch season 2 episode 3 of Stranger Things.” Josh.ai understands the request is coming from the den, utilizes a knowledge graph to find that Stranger Things is on Netflix, determines which AV source can provide that content, informs Crestron Home of the routing that needs to be done, and -- like magic -- Stranger Things starts playing!

“Supporting Crestron Home’s distributed AV infrastructure has been one of our most commonly requested features and delivering this functionality to our mutual dealers is a testament to the cooperation of our respective engineering teams,” explained Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Our goal at Josh.ai is to make user experiences as intuitive and magical as possible, no matter the complexity of the technology in the background. While not only distinguishing ourselves from the mass market solutions, this level of Crestron Home integration gets us another step closer to our goal of providing every smart home user with their ideal experience.”

Josh.ai says the deployment of Crestron Home projects is a simple process that delivers access to AV control, in addition to voice control over Crestron Home’s lights, shades, thermostats, locks, scenes, and quick actions. For more information, visit Josh.ai’s Crestron partner page.
 

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