In a wedding of two powerful control options for the custom integration channel, Josh.ai is formally launching its Android app that has been purpose-built for the AVA universal remote. Moving forward, the AVA Remote will be a vital and always available touch device companion in the Josh.ai smart home that will empower clients like never before, according to the company.
A Swiss-American manufacturer of connected home products, AVA provides professional installers with the world’s first Google-certified remote control. Paired with Josh, AVA Remote’s handheld touch screen adds a complementary interface to AI systems that is complete with a dedicated “Speak to Josh” microphone icon embedded on its home screen.
The AVA Remote also delivers on the same contextual awareness clients have come to know and expect of in the Josh.ai experience. Once a remote is assigned to its proper room, it will provide convenience for local accessibility as well as universal control over a property’s connected devices, from shades to video streaming services.
Clients can also personalize their remote interface with a unique background image, adding or removing the voice button, and by setting it in kiosk mode for immediate access.
“Our team frequently gets requests from dealers and clients for a hand-held remote control to complement their Josh projects,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.
“We are launching an innovative solution with AVA that goes beyond what has traditionally been possible thanks to an adaptive interface, whole-home voice control, and access to custom scenes. As we enable all of our remote control partners with access to voice control, AVA Remote is an exciting new way for our customers to interact with Josh.”
AVA Remote Integration Adds a New Level of Visual Feedback to Josh.ai
For users looking to set the right mood in their living spaces, Josh.ai is also introducing a customizable scene view that is configurable per AVA Remote. Whether a homeowner wants to activate a “Movie Night” scene in their theater, or a guest would like to initiate a “Good Night” scene in a hotel room, Josh.ai makes it that much easier with intuitive voice control, states the company.
In addition, Josh.ai notes that the pairing will give clients an unmatched experience navigating and selecting media. Whenever a user picks up their remote, Josh.ai will ensure it is ready for action to navigate live TV, streaming apps, and media libraries.
Upon activating a video zone through voice command, automated scene, or a remote, the Josh.ai universal remote interface then tracks the state accordingly. An adaptive button profile updates based on the source to always reflect the control capabilities of the current input accurately.
AVA Remote users will also have the benefit of Josh.ai’s strong stance as a privacy-focused home intelligence platform that is purpose-built for professionally installed systems.
“Professional installers can now serve their clients even better because of our partnership with Josh.ai. Our forces combined is a huge win for them,” said AVA, Inc. CEO and co-founder Raphael Oberholzer.
“Having the AVA Remote work with Josh.ai systems gives end-users a dedicated handheld device to complement their Josh.ai-enabled home. This partnership fulfills a major feature that experienced pros have been requesting from AVA and Josh.ai since AVA launched earlier this year.”
Find out More about the Upcoming Launch
Dealers interested in learning more are invited to join a webinar detailing the Josh.ai and AVA partnership launch this Friday, December 2nd at 1pm EST / 10am PST: https://tinyurl.com/yck952mv
To learn more about AVA or become an AVA dealer, visit https://www.ava.com/pro-installers
To learn more about Josh.ai, visit https://www.josh.ai/ava
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