Snap One Holdings logo

SNPO - Snap One Holdings News Story

$17.29 -0.1  -0.7%

Last Trade - 20/01/22

Sector
Technology
Size
Mid Cap
Market Cap £965.2m
Enterprise Value £1.25bn
Revenue £706.6m
Position in Universe 2595th / 7397

Control4 Extends Josh.ai Partnership with Strategic Development & Exclusive Distribution

Mon 8th November, 2021 1:00pm
For best results when printing this announcement, please click on link below:
http://newsfile.refinitiv.com/getnewsfile/v1/story?guid=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20211108:nGNX7mShN6&default-theme=true


CHARLOTTE , N.C., Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Snap One is expanding the
presence and availability of artificial intelligence in the home through an
enhanced driver as well as an exclusive distribution agreement with Josh.ai.

Josh.ai and Snap One have worked closely on new driver enhancements to create
a superior experience for customers. Immediately available on the online
driver database is an updated Josh.ai driver that is now Control4 Certified
and SDDP capable. The driver can now import Control4 advanced lighting scenes
and offers deeper integration with music streaming services through Control4.
Adding to Josh.ai’s existing support for Pandora, clients can now enjoy
their favorite SiriusXM channels, or request any song, artist, or album on
Tidal to take advantage of the high-resolution audio quality from their
Control4 system. 

Control4 clients will be able to enjoy intuitive control of their connected
devices in every room by simply giving natural voice commands, all without
requiring a professional installer to pre-program macros. For example, a user
can walk into his or her kitchen and say, “Ok Josh, turn on the lights, open
the shades halfway, and listen to Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones.” 

Josh.ai listens to the request, understands that the command is coming from
the kitchen, and automatically identifies which lights and shades to control
as well as what content to search for on Tidal. Within seconds, the components
required to pass the decoded audio from the Control4 controller to the
speakers in the kitchen are activated, routing the audio path. Like magic,
“Start Me Up” begins playing while the lighting adjusts, and the shades
start moving!

In addition to the convenience and efficiency of contextual voice control,
Control4 Dealers will be comforted by Josh.ai’s strong stance as a
privacy-focused voice assistant purpose-built for professionally installed
smart home systems. Their clients will benefit from peace-of-mind knowing that
Josh.ai is committed to providing a delightful and empowering voice experience
without sharing or selling user data for marketing purposes.

Beyond making Josh.ai driver enhancements, Control4 Dealers in the United
States and Canada who are Josh.ai certified will soon be able to purchase
Josh.ai hardware and software through the Control4 Portal.  Prospective
Josh.ai dealers interested in taking advantage of the partnership can prepare
now by starting their expedited onboarding process and training on the
Control4 Portal by logging in at: ctrl4.co/joshai
(https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=3SJAApm3TWw-FK0eNlF1D7mPwoL2sAXiI4d70QrHTXD5yPSaR7R4Kh-xmOh0WzCY8c4qbFU1tajisFKJtpaMXg==) 

“Natural language voice processing, tight integration with Control4, and a
focus on privacy makes Josh.ai the ideal addition for customers looking to add
voice to their Control4 system. We are excited to make Josh.ai products more
accessible to our Control4 Partners and for this first step in a long and
successful partnership with the Josh.ai team,” John Heyman, CEO of Snap
One.

"Our vision with Josh.ai is to offer simple, secure, and magical experiences
for interacting with the smart home. Partnering with Control4 in this deep and
meaningful way helps accelerate that vision,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of
Josh.ai. “Together we are offering dealers and consequentially homeowners an
unparalleled experience with natural and intuitive voice control that hooks
into Control4’s vast array of integrations. I couldn’t be more excited
about this announcement and the transformative solutions our mutual dealers
will be able to offer their clients as a result!”

About Snap One

Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Snap One is a
manufacturer and exclusive source of A/V, security, control, networking and
remote management products for professional integrators. Control4 is Snap
One’s automation platform that connects and controls a vast array of
entertainment, technology, lighting, and peace of mind devices for smart homes
and businesses, enabling smart lifestyles. Snap One is an industry leader in
the pro-install channel and helps integrators build their businesses by
providing a wide range of high-quality products, easily accessible through an
intuitive website and backed by award-winning service and support. With a vast
catalogue of today’s most popular brands, Snap One is the premier choice for
professional installers across the globe. With 30 pro stores in the US, Snap
One blends the benefits of ecommerce with the convenience of local stores.
Additional information about Snap One and its products can be found
at www.SnapOne.com.

About Josh.ai

Josh.ai is a Denver based company with offices in Colorado and California. The
company launched in 2015 and creates products and platforms that enable true
natural interaction with technology in everyday life. With a focus on AI,
machine learning, and design-first hardware, the mission at Josh.ai is to
transform how we live in our environments. For more information, please visit
www.josh.ai or email press@josh.ai. Control4 dealers interested in adding
Josh.ai’s intuitive and secure voice control can learn more at:
https://www.josh.ai/control4

Contacts

Media:

Abigail Hanlon
Director, Marketing Events & Public Relations
Abigail.Hanlon@SnapOne.com

Jordan Schmidt
Gateway Investor Relations
949-574-3860
IR@SnapOne.com

Investors:

Tom Colton and Matt Glover
Gateway Investor Relations
949-574-3860
IR@SnapOne.com

 

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5e561a59-4cb8-4c78-9d97-d077343f7cff

(https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/89a98f6c-2d28-46dd-ada4-1591a9915c05)
Control4/Josh.ai 
(https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5e561a59-4cb8-4c78-9d97-d077343f7cff/en)
Control4 and Josh.ai extend strategic partnership


GlobeNewswire, Inc. 2021
© Stockopedia 2022, Refinitiv, Share Data Services.
This site cannot substitute for professional investment advice or independent factual verification. To use it, you must accept our Terms of Use, Privacy and Disclaimer policies.