Josh.ai has once again expanded the range of its AI in the home through an integration with Olibra, the makers of the Bond Bridge family of products. Now, Josh.ai will offer users of Bond Bridge Pro a convenient means of connecting and controlling all their environmental devices.
Focused on bringing IoT connectivity to commonly used devices that lack a unified user interface, Bond Bridge Pro communicates with technology like motorized shades, ceiling fans and fireplaces and connects them to the smart home ecosystem. This allows installers to leveraging a single device to bridge devices, which, the company notes, will help save time, service calls and reduce the overall cost of the project for clients.
“Voice control of environmental devices are some of the most popular activations we see by Josh users. Personally, I give commands to the lights and shades in my home multiple times a day,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “I’m excited that our partnership with Olibra provides dealers, designers, and homeowners with even more options to deliver magical smart home experiences!”
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This new integration allows Josh.ai to natively support all Smart by Bond lights, shades and fans. As the company notes, once a Smart by Bond device is authorized, it automatically populates Josh.ai for further configuration.
Installers and their clients can then utilize Josh.ai’s device aliasing capabilities alongside its user-friendly scene builder to easily customize living spaces.
For example, clients can create personalized scenes to set the perfect mood or simply give a natural language voice command like, “Hey Josh, dim the chandelier, draw the curtains, and lower the fan speed.” Additionally, the partnership leverages Josh.ai’s privacy-focused stance as a company, bringing greater security to smart home clients through its integration.
Earlier this year, Josh.ai also announced a partnership with Somfy, which saw voice control capabilities being added to products powered by Somfy motors. This includes motorized shading, projector screens, awnings, rolling shutters, pergolas and more.
Those interested in learning more about this latest development can visit Josh.ai at Booth 14045 and Olibra / Bond Home at Booth 29087 at CEDIA Expo 2022.