Control & Automation

Josh.ai Micro Is Complete Voice-Controlled Home Automation Hub for Every Room

CEDIA 2017: New voice-controllable Josh Micro features far-field microphones, speakers, sensors, digital dial, touch surfaces, and a complete home-automation processor for every room of the smart house.

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Posted by David Haddad on August 31, 2017

It would be interesting to hear from the founders how exactly they see the positioning of their products.  The discussion mentions integrating with Crestron and C4 but I would assume they don’t see that as their core business model?  Aren’t they actually competing against those projects and trying to offer a control system that runs the house?

From looking at their webpage they mention iOS and Android apps, but I don’t see any attention given to that, which seems every but as important as the voice part.

Posted by acaps on August 31, 2017

Great points David. Our focus with Josh.ai is on delivering the best user experience, period. Sometimes that means working with Crestron or Control4, sometimes that means operating as a stand alone system. There’s so much complexity in the home we want to focus on solutions, not positioning. That said, you bring up a good point about the iOS and Android UI. We are putting up an “experience” page on our website that will show details of how the UI works. Stay tuned!

Posted by SpivR on August 31, 2017

With full understanding that “dealers set their own prices” give us a reasonable “typical price”.  Are we talking about each Josh.Micro unit costing $100, $500, $1000, $5,000 or $10,000 - in just “ballpark” numbers.

Posted by acaps on September 1, 2017

SpivR - pricing is on the lower end of that scale for sure.

Posted by SpivR on September 1, 2017

So we have to play “20 questions” to get a price estimate?
Is it under $500?

Posted by naderdajani on September 1, 2017

SpivR - happy to chat about details of price. Shoot me an email at [email protected] anytime to connect.

Posted by mbaty on September 3, 2017

I think it’s great they work with other control systems, it positions it as more of a home operating system than a proprietary system that only works with its own hardware. It’s nice when a client already has 150k worth of home automation gear and you can stack Josh right on top of it vs. telling them they have to replace half their investment to get what they want.

Microsoft still makes software for Apple and vice versa…

I have a Josh and think that the Android and iOS apps are great and not lacking attention, updates for apps at least every 2-3 months.

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Posted by mbaty on September 3, 2017

I think it’s great they work with other control systems, it positions it as more of a home operating system than a proprietary system that only works with its own hardware. It’s nice when a client already has 150k worth of home automation gear and you can stack Josh right on top of it vs. telling them they have to replace half their investment to get what they want.

Microsoft still makes software for Apple and vice versa…

I have a Josh and think that the Android and iOS apps are great and not lacking attention, updates for apps at least every 2-3 months.

Posted by naderdajani on September 1, 2017

SpivR - happy to chat about details of price. Shoot me an email at [email protected]josh.ai anytime to connect.

Posted by SpivR on September 1, 2017

So we have to play “20 questions” to get a price estimate?
Is it under $500?

Posted by acaps on September 1, 2017

SpivR - pricing is on the lower end of that scale for sure.

Posted by SpivR on August 31, 2017

With full understanding that “dealers set their own prices” give us a reasonable “typical price”.  Are we talking about each Josh.Micro unit costing $100, $500, $1000, $5,000 or $10,000 - in just “ballpark” numbers.

Posted by acaps on August 31, 2017

Great points David. Our focus with Josh.ai is on delivering the best user experience, period. Sometimes that means working with Crestron or Control4, sometimes that means operating as a stand alone system. There’s so much complexity in the home we want to focus on solutions, not positioning. That said, you bring up a good point about the iOS and Android UI. We are putting up an “experience” page on our website that will show details of how the UI works. Stay tuned!

Posted by David Haddad on August 31, 2017

It would be interesting to hear from the founders how exactly they see the positioning of their products.  The discussion mentions integrating with Crestron and C4 but I would assume they don’t see that as their core business model?  Aren’t they actually competing against those projects and trying to offer a control system that runs the house?

From looking at their webpage they mention iOS and Android apps, but I don’t see any attention given to that, which seems every but as important as the voice part.