Josh.ai, specialist in advanced artificial intelligence for the home, has announced an integration with the Savant smart home platform.
The integration, co-generated through a partnership with both companies, facilitates interactivity between Savant’s user-focused scene-creation into the Josh.ai platform.
The Josh.ai/Savant integration was designed to make the setup process intuitive for integrators. An authentication code is all that is needed to pair the systems, to be entered into the Josh.ai software.
Once authenticated, Josh.ai automatically reads in the Savant scenes, enabling users to access these features using customisable voice commands.
In addition to custom voice triggers, the integrator can also assign custom responses. For example, a ‘Good Morning’ scene could respond with, ‘Good Morning Sarah, have a great day!’
By adding Savant compatibility, Josh.ai says it continues to invest in the custom integration channel and its ecosystem partners.
“At Josh.ai we obsessively focus on the user experience, from the design of our hardware and software to the integrations we support,” says Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “Savant’s commitment to that experience makes them a natural partner for us, and collectively we are excited to deliver ground-breaking lifestyle and convenience enhancements to our mutual clients.”
Slight fly in the ointment here is that for UK dealers, Josh.ai is still not available in the UK due to different legal requirements for platforms like the company’s when compared to the US.
Josh.ai tells EI that it is working towards a solution and will up-date if and when progress is made.
Meanwhile sates-side dealers seem happy with the move.
“We are excited about the magic that occurs at the intersection of new technologies – Josh brings the best in voice and Savant the best integrated system.,” says Matt Emmi of One Button.
Ben Lentz from Cyber Technology Group adds, “We are strong believers in voice control for home automation and are thrilled to see the launch of the Josh.ai partnership with Savant Systems.”
Ed Gilmore of Gilmore’s Sound Advice says, “We are thrilled to see Josh.ai partner with Savant as it allows us to leverage cutting edge and innovative solutions with an unparalleled voice experience for our new clients.”
Kyle Steele of Global Wave is also a fan, “Josh.ai is the gold standard for voice control. The ability to integrate both Josh.ai and Savant offers the ultimate user experience. Our clients expect world-class performance so we’re excited to show them what Josh.ai and Savant can do together.”
Finally, George Harrison of Harrison Home System, adds, “I’m really excited to see Josh.ai and Savant finally partner up. Savant’s scene capabilities were already ahead of the curve in the control system segment of our industry.
“Now, by integrating with the most advanced voice control capabilities in our industry in my opinion, there is no better experience currently available to our luxury clients. We’re very excited to see how far Savant and Josh.ai can take this new partnership and see how much they push each other to advance their collaboration.”
Seen in demo, this voice automation system is impressive and arguably has an edge on some of the established players. It just feels a little more us, a little more intelligent and bespoke, so EI will be glad if the company can get around its current legal challenges in the UK.