Global Caché and Josh.ai Form Strategic Partnership
Last week we announced an exciting and important partnership with Global Caché. Thanks to this collaboration, nearly anything in the home can now be controlled with Josh.ai’s advanced voice technology. See below for the complete press release.
Jacksonville, OR, USA — November 9, 2016 — Global Caché, the leading independent manufacturer of IP, WiFi, and HTTP enabling connectivity products for the control and automation market, announced today they have entered into a strategic partnership with Josh.ai, a whole home control system with a unique focus on voice control for the custom installation channel. Josh.ai is currently shipping and will be adding AV support with Global Caché integration before year end. Employing the Josh.ai control system and Global Caché hardware, custom installers can offer an innovative and highly reliable voice control experience for the whole home.
Global Caché products are based on open systems and industry standards enabling easy integration and compatibility with other technology products. Global Caché’s hardware connect any IR, serial, sensor input, and contact closure device to a WiFi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by network-based software in the cloud or on controllers, smartphones, tablets, and computers. The company offers other connectivity products and capabilities, including IR learning, HTTP communication, and the award-winning Control Tower IR database, available in the cloud (www.globalcache.com/controltower).
Josh.ai is a whole home automation and control system that applies artificial intelligence to learn, native voice control as a user input layer, and proprietary apps across iOS, Android, and the web. Josh.ai’s preconfigured Home Base plugs directly into a WiFi router and automatically finds connected products in the home. Josh.ai features natural-language processing and artificial intelligence that take place locally, capable of controlling Z-Wave, ZigBee and WiFi devices. Josh.ai is currently shipping.
Some examples of what an end-user could say as a result of this partnership:
- “Turn on the Apple TV in the living room.”
- “Watch the new James Bond movie.”
- “Put on Game of Thrones, dim the lights, and close the shades.”
Alex Capecelatro, Josh.ai CEO and founder said, “I’m very excited about this integration with Global Caché, as their world-class products enable us to deliver a truly delightful experience for our customers. Having used these products for years, I know they are extremely reliable and work very well. This partnership extends our reach to control and automate even more devices in the home, giving integrators the opportunity to build fantastic solutions for their clients.”
“We are thrilled that Josh.ai has chosen to support our products. I am such a big believer in the importance of high quality voice recognition in automation and control. That, coupled with Josh’s ability to learn, and you have a real game changer,” said Robin Ford, VP of business development at Global Caché. “Josh’s learning software and voice recognition used with Global Caché’s connectivity hardware provides a powerful and extremely easy to use control platform. We think this is going to excite and expand opportunities for integrators much like smartphones and tablets have done.”
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché, a pioneer in the IoT (Internet of Things) space, designs, engineers, and manufactures connectivity products that HTTP, IP, and WiFi enable previously unconnected devices in homes and businesses so they can be accessed, controlled, and automated using network-based software on smartphones, tablets, controllers, and computing devices. In addition to our iTach, Flex, and GC-100 Network Adapter product families, Global Caché, winner of many industry awards, including the CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Honoree award and two prestigious CEPro Product of the Year awards, provides the industry’s first online IR database, Control Tower, winner of the 2015 CEA Mark of Excellence award, as well as IR learner, IR blasters, sensors, receivers, and conversion cables. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541–899–4800. Visit our free IR database in the cloud, Control Tower, at www.globalcache.com/controltower. Follow
us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/globalcache and Twitter @globalcache.
Josh.ai is a Denver based company with offices in both Colorado and California. It creates products and platforms that enable true natural interaction with technology in everyday life. Josh.ai integrates with custom systems such as Lutron HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2, Autonomic, Sonos, Big Ass Fans, Meridian, and more. Josh.ai uses cutting-edge proprietary technology to deliver a delightful and easy-to-use home control experience. Visit www.josh.ai for more information and follow on social media: facebook.com/joshdotai and on Twitter and Instagram at @joshdotai.
Rusty Keller, Global Caché
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