Josh.ai, a manufacturer of voice control and AI for the custom integration channel, has announced a multitude of updates at CEDIA Expo 2020. The company’s new features and integrations represent the culmination of feedback from its network of more than 500 certified dealers.
The company emphasizes that with the user experience driving its product direction, Josh.ai’s newest solution ensures that client privacy remains paramount.
“Our mission at Josh.ai is to make truly delightful experiences that don’t sacrifice on privacy or quality. The rollout of our new web portal interface, Fiji OS, represents the most intuitive, full-featured configuration tool we’ve seen in the industry,” states Alex Capecelatro, CEO, Josh.ai.
“For the first time, dealers can configure advanced conditional macros using nothing but simple text. While we’re always excited about delivering award winning hardware and client facing interfaces, we believe our continued investment in dealer tools will be paramount in offering control that is easy to properly deploy.”
Fiji OS, Serves up a new Josh.ai Experience
Fiji OS represents a complete redesign of Josh.ai’s configuration portal with homeowner utilization and friendly customization tools in mind. The new platform implements new user roles and permissions structures for granular privacy settings, IR configuration of set top boxes for channel access and navigation of non-native video sources, an intuitive new portal layout, and a Natural Language Scene Editor that will transform how systems are programmed going forward.
As of CEDIA, the Fiji update has been pushed to all active Josh.ai systems and will be the standard going forward, at no additional charge.
Explaining the Natural Language Scene Editor tool, Josh.ai points out that is software has always been programmable to accept variations of device and room names as well as triggers to activate scenes. Now, according to the company, its Fiji OS introduces natural language to the programming of the system itself.
Clients can now simply speak or type out what they want a scene to do. Josh.ai stresses that its Fiji OS requires no complex programming; complicated GUI consoles, or configuring tiles.
All that is needed is natural speech to create custom scenes. For example, a user can create a “Good Morning” scene by simply typing into the Josh.ai Natural Language Scene Editor:
“Watch the weather channel in the living room, listen to Rufus Du Sol radio in the master bedroom, and unlock the front door. If it is sunny, open the first floor shades halfway. Otherwise, open the first floor shades all the way and turn on the kitchen lights to 100%.”
With the Fiji platform, clients can dictate scenes that run on schedules, include delays, deep-link specific audio and video content, and contextually adjust or trigger systems depending on the time, weather, user location, state of devices, and sensor data. All of this customization is done using natural language text instead of complex programming, a first in the industry.