Through this partnership, the AVA Remote now features Josh.ai’s remote interface, as well as whole-home voice control. Dealers, integrators, and installers alike are now equipped with a powerful and modern handheld remote solution.
“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,” notes 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.”
Powered by a quad-core, 2 GHz processor, the AVA Remote is an Android-based touchscreen remote control and AVA boasts that it is first Google Certified remote control. This certification is said to unlock the full power of the Google Play Store, enabling the download and use of native Android Apps to provide a different user experience for smart home systems and device control directly from the AVA Remote. The AVA Remote is one of the most powerful handheld Android-based devices available for the channel, now made even more powerful thanks to the native integration with Josh.ai.
The best user interfaces are the ones that get users to their desired outcome quickly and efficiently. AVA and Josh.ai share this core belief. For that reason, the AVA Remote facilitates Josh.ai directly via a dedicated button on the AVA Remote home screen. The embedded Josh.ai presence on the AVA Remote ensures seamless access to natural and private voice control, empowering clients to use the power of their voice to reach the desired outcome of their favorite connected devices.
“Our dealers frequently request a hand-held remote control to complement their Josh-controlled projects and partnering with AVA offers a purpose-built solution to meet their needs,” comments Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.
“Every Josh client is now empowered with a dedicated remote to access room-specific media through an intuitive remote UI as well as their entire home with natural voice control. We are proud to enable all of our remote-control partners with access to voice and excited to add AVA Remote as a new way for our customers to interact with Josh.”
The full suite of AVA solutions, designed exclusively for the professional channel, will be on display at CEDIA Expo 2022 in booth #18089. Josh.ai will be at CEDIA Expo exhibiting in booth #14045. For more information about AVA, the AVA Remote, or a demo of the native Josh.ai experience running on the AVA remote, visit either company at CEDIA Expo 2022.