Josh.ai continues to expand the capabilities of its artificial intelligence (A.I.)-based home control platform through an integration with Somfy, a popular manufacturer motorized shade solutions that include tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior shading solutions.
The home control partnership aligns two top brands in the custom channel that are focused on the design-build community, and it provides multiple shading and screening fabricators with a recommended voice platform. For clients that want to adjust the degree of daylight warming their homes or conveniently automate a theater screen, Josh.ai now provides them with a natural and privacy-oriented means of motorized shade control.
Starting with the Tahoma interface, Josh.ai has targeted wireless and retrofit applicable installs with their first iteration of Somfy integration. Support for Somfy’s low voltage offer, including UAI+, will be coming in a future update. Integrators will enjoy an efficient deployment process for WiFi connected Tahoma bridges after enabling third party integration for Josh.ai in the Somfy app. Once authorized, Josh.ai will automatically begin pulling in the following devices from Somfy for native control: Shades, Blinds, Draperies, Exterior Screens, Awnings, Rolling Shutters, Pergolas, Projection Screens, and Zigbee Smart plugs.
By communicating directly to each device within a project, the Josh.ai integration ensures a user-friendly experience. The case of shade grouping applies to not only a room’s shades, but sub-types like sheers and blackouts as well. Utilizing Josh.ai’s advanced device aliasing capabilities will enable clients to experience an unmatched level of convenience and joy when interacting with their homes. Natural language commands like, “Ok Josh, close the blackout shades and lower the theater screen,” as well as, “Ok Josh, raise the first floor solar sheers halfway,” are now possible with this new Somfy integration.
Josh.ai and Somfy dealers interested in learning more about Josh.ai and Somfy’s automated motorized shade control capabilities can join a deep dive webinar on the partnership this Friday, August 19th at 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST.