Josh.ai has announced an integration with Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior shading solutions. The partnership not only aligns two brands in the custom channel that are focused on the design-build community, but also 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 automate a theater screen, Josh.ai now provides them with a natural and privacy-oriented means of 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 Wi-Fi-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 when interacting with their homes. Natural language commands like, “Okay Josh, close the blackout shades and lower the theater screen,” as well as, “Okay 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 can join a deep dive webinar on the partnership this Friday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. Register at https://tinyurl.com/yck952mv.