Josh.ai continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home by partnering with Barco, a leader in luxury theater technology. As more residences move towards the “smart home” model, homeowners are looking for a sophisticated and fully-integrated solution. Josh.ai is proud to be at the forefront of bringing best-in-class products together to provide an elegant user experience. The partnership will enable homeowners to use Barco’s high-end residential projectors in tandem with Josh.ai’s intuitive voice and app interfaces.
After connecting to the network, Josh.ai auto-populates the Medea, Balder, Loki, and new Bragi Cinemascope projector models. There is no limit to the number of projectors in one home, which increases the possibilities for custom installers. The configuration of HDMI inputs is visibly diagrammed in the Josh.ai portal, resulting in a seamless setup process. Once the system is completed, homeowners are able to walk from room to room and naturally ask their Josh Micro to turn on any desired content.
Users can toggle the power of their theater and ask to switch between video sources with natural language-oriented commands like, “turn on the projector” and “watch awesome surfing videos on YouTube.” Compound commands like, “watch Breaking Bad season 3 episode 4, draw the blinds, and dim the lights to 10%” will also execute for all of the devices assigned to the room the homeowner is in.
In addition to the convenience of voice automation, homeowners will be comforted by Josh.ai’s privacy-focused approach to home control. Clients can rest assured that Josh.ai is committed to providing an elegant voice experience without selling or leveraging any data for marketing purposes.
“The Josh team has been hard at work expanding support for distributed video,” said Alex Capecelatro of Josh.ai. “And we are excited to announce our integration with Barco Residential, a fellow innovator in our industry. As a premier manufacturer for many of our dealers, it’s a natural fit to offer voice control in the world’s most advanced theaters.”
“At Barco Residential we are very focused on the complete experience,” said Tim Sinnaeve of Barco Residential. “That’s why we love working with a cutting edge company like Josh.ai that brings sophisticated AI to luxury homes and now works seamlessly with our high end projectors.”
Barco and Josh.ai will be demonstrating the practical application of the projector integration at upcoming events.