AudioControl has announced that it is collaborating with Josh.ai for personal control of its home entertainment systems. Josh.ai uses “natural language” and privacy-focused voice automation technology. The integration includes auto-discovery of AudioControl products, power toggling, volume control, input switching and zone routing.
Director Series amplifiers, home theater Concert AV receivers and Maestro preamp/processors will auto-populate within the Josh.ai web portal for configuration once connected to the same network. AudioControl Director Series amps have matrixing capabilities, meaning you can apply Josh.ai app or voice commands to direct programming to a zone at a selected volume level. Multiple input sources can also be assigned to the AudioControl models. Additionally, the Josh.ai platform can search for content through streaming services (using a compatible source) and manage volume commands for individual or grouped output zones. Homeowners can, for example, say “OK Josh, listen to Journey in the dining room, patio, and kitchen and turn it to 30 percent.”
“AudioControl is committed to bringing the best possible entertainment experience to consumers through our integration partners,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “I see this collaboration with Josh.ai as an opportunity to add the convenience of voice control to our Director Series amplifiers as well as our Concert and Maestro Series theater platforms, merging the ultimate in audio and video performance with advanced, intuitive operability for end-users.”
“We’re thrilled to align with AudioControl as a fellow innovator in our industry,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai. “The strength of our partnerships and device integrations are extremely important as we recommend robust solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical user experience, and partnering with AudioControl is another step toward that vision.”