Josh.ai has announced an integration with Olibra, makers of the Bond Bridge family of products. Focused on bringing IoT connectivity to devices that are widely used but lack a unified and simple user experience, Bond Bridge Pro is a Wi-Fi-to-RF bridge that connects motorized shades, ceiling fans, and fireplaces to the smart home. For clients that want a convenient means to connect to all of their environmental devices, Josh.ai now provides them with a simple and privacy-oriented means of control.
When dealers implement Bond Bridge with their Josh.ai systems, they can do so with confidence. Other bridges face challenges with RF range, requiring multiple devices that can produce collisions on a single RF channel that result in lost commands. By leveraging a single device, installers will save time, service calls, and reduce the overall cost of a project for their clients.
Compatibility with Bond Bridge and Bond Bridge Pro allows Josh.ai to natively support Smart by Bond lights, shades, and fans. Once a Smart by Bond device is authorized, it automatically populates Josh.ai for further configuration. Utilizing Josh.ai’s device aliasing capabilities and custom scene builder, installers and their clients will enjoy a new level of accessibility when customizing their living spaces.
For example, clients can create personalized scenes to set the mood or simply give a natural language voice command like, “Hey Josh, dim the chandelier, draw the curtains, and lower the fan speed.”
Dealers interested in learning more can visit both companies at CEDIA Expo:
- Josh.ai: Booth 14045
- Olibra / Bond Home: Booth 29087