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Sonance to Accept Josh.ai Voice Control of Amplifiers; Unveils Trufig Mount

Sonance and Josh.ai announce partnership in which natural voice control system will be auto-populated in amps. Trufig to unveil in-wall Josh Micro mount.

Sonance to Accept Josh.ai Voice Control of Amplifiers; Unveils Trufig Mount
Sonance's Trufig brand has unveiled a new flush in-wall mount for the Josh Micro voice control module.

Jason Knott · August 7, 2019

Josh.ai and Sonance have announced a new partnership that will bring the proprietary voice control system to Sonance amps, as well as a new in-wall mount from Trufig for Josh Micro.  

As part of the Josh.ai distributed A/V workflow, Sonance DSP amplifiers will auto-populate the Josh.ai web portal for configuration. Integrators are then able to assign multiple input sources across all of their DSP Amplifiers for music control throughout the home.

Clients will be able to freely use voice commands to request their desired content, like “OK Josh, listen to In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins in the kitchen and smooth Jazz in the dining room.”

Josh.ai handles music search through all of its available streaming services on Sonos or Heos devices as the audio sources, turns on the Sonance DSP Amplifier, activates the channels that are identified as the kitchen and dining room zones, and sets the mood.

Alternatively, a single streaming media player can be connected to a multi-channel DSP amplifier and share that music stream with multiple zones around the home.

Josh.ai also has the ability to manage Sonance DSP Amplifier volume commands and grouped output zones. This rich feature-set offers integrators unlimited flexibility when implementing systems and giving clients the freedom to listen to whatever they want wherever they’d like.

For example, users can say “OK Josh, play Queen in the living room, foyer, and back patio and turn it to 40 percent.” Josh.ai will not only handle the search and routing of the music but directly adjust the volume on the DSP Amplifier as well. 

Trufig Mount for Josh Micro

In another collaboration, Josh.ai and Trufig are announcing a new flush mounting system for Josh Micro. The in-wall solution is comprised of a platform and facia designed with Trufig mounting technology to leave a clean, nearly invisible finish. Gypsum and solid surface applications are supported for installation flexibility in any environment.

Integrators will now be able to add the multi-faceted voice and touch functionality Josh.ai brings to a smart home environment while ensuring that the technology blends into the aesthetic of their clients homes. 

“We’re excited to align with Sonance as a fellow innovator in our industry,” says Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.

“Our device integrations and complementary products are extremely important as we recommend solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability. This is a natural fit given each of our company’s stances on the need to simplify technology to suit elegant design. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical experience, and partnering with Sonance and Trufig is another step towards that vision.” 

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“We are very excited to be partnering with Josh.ai across all of our brands,” says Ari Supran, CEO of Sonance (Sonance, iPort and Trufig). 

“These are the first of several ways our companies can work together to simplify and hide technology in luxury construction projects. We see this strategic partnership as an important component in helping our mutual dealer partners deliver a magical experience for their clients.”



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  About the Author

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at jason.knott@emeraldexpo.com

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