The mission at Josh.ai is to solve the user experience,
interoperability, and innovation challenges in the smart home.
Co-Founders Alex Capecelatro and Tim Gill encountered these
shortcomings first-hand when remodeling their own homes. At the
time, they did not know a lot about home automation technology.
After being pitched expensive, complicated, often outdated
interfaces, they felt like there had to be a better way. Founded in
2015, Josh is a Denver based company creating platforms and products
that enable true natural interaction with technology in everyday
Since its founding, Josh has built a brand with mass-market appeal
while staying true to its roots. Through years of development
refining robust integrations, innovative features, and purposeful
design, the Josh platform has uniquely laid the groundwork for smart
homes going forward. This evolution has culminated in a modern
control solution, breaking all of the molds while ushering in a
multi-faceted home intelligence experience.
To guarantee each client enjoys a robust experience, Josh is
exclusively sold through certified technology integrators that meet
the company’s standards and have been properly trained. Every
project is unique and every home has its own demands, which requires
a professional touch to ensure each customer receives the
customization they deserve.
While Josh was initially developed to offer the perfect home
intelligence experience, the same potential exists in healthcare
facilities, hotels, commercial environments, and MDUs. Thanks to its
elegantly designed app interface, powerful natural language
processing engine, and contextual artificial intelligence, Josh is
transforming how we interact in our connected living spaces.
What is Josh?
With Josh, elegant design seamlessly blends with technology to
provide a simplified and secure control platform. Enjoy efficient
smart home accessibility with the Josh App or conveniently set the
mood with conversational voice commands. Josh knows its role and
continues to adapt, enabling users to freely interact with their
surroundings and automate their lifestyle in whatever way feels
Josh is designed to empower every member of the family with
intuitive control and intelligent assistance. Through touch, text,
or natural voice commands, Josh provides unparalleled convenience.
Josh understands that trust and responsibility help make a house a
home. All Josh products are engineered to continuously enhance
protecting user data and wellbeing.
Josh is always evolving and improving thanks to over-the-air
software updates. Every Josh user enjoys an immensely powerful yet
easy-to-use experience, offering unmatched accessibility and
personalization in the smart home.
In 2016, the first Josh
product shipped on a Mac Mini and was priced to be specified into
high-end luxury projects installed by select dealers.
In 2017, Josh launched Josh
Micro to combine a home control processor, far-field microphone
array, and revolutionary user interface all in a beautifully
designed package. As a WiFi and hardwired solution, Josh Micro
offered unparalleled installation flexibility and was the industry’s
first solution for location-aware voice control in every room.
At the end of 2020,
Josh introduced Josh Nano and Josh Core during its first ever
Keynote presentation. The world’s first Architectural Microphone,
Josh Nano is a beautiful device that seamlessly blends into any
design aesthetic. The Josh team worked closely with the
architecture, design, and professional installation communities to
rethink how voice control should perform in the world’s most
luxurious homes. Josh Core is the whole home processor, doubling
down on local processing to ensure that every client’s data is
private and secure.
Josh launched its collaboration with Lutron to introduce the Josh.ai
Ready Wallplate, which combines Lutron Keypads with Josh Nano
architectural microphones. The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate delivers
limitless control capabilities with voice, while maintaining tactile
control for the most used scenes, accessible at the touch of a
button through keypads. For example, clients can push a
pre-programmed “Relax” button on their keypad and also access the
nearly 16.7 million colors from Ketra, simply by saying what they
In 2022, Josh Remote made its
debut to put the power of Josh in the palm of every client’s hand.
Josh Remote’s sleek handheld touch screen adds a complementary
interface to Josh systems that is complete with a dedicated “Speak
to Josh” microphone icon. Clients giving voice commands through Josh
Remote will experience the same contextual awareness that they enjoy
with their Josh microphones. While other remotes are dedicated to
cable, satellite, or streaming navigation, Josh Remote empowers
users to speak freely to their whole home.
In the summer of 2023, Josh
launched JoshGPT to become the first company to offer the
convenience of hands-free access to generative AI. A supercharged
assistant at home and on-the-go, customers can not only control
their connected devices, but also learn more about the things they
already love and discover new possibilities that they never imagined
In the fall of 2023, Josh
launched the industry’s first AI powered home control platform with
Josh One. Josh One serves as a modern solution for customers that do
not need or desire voice control. Offering unmatched affordability
and sophistication, Josh One systems are built for efficient
deployments, optimal supportability, and freedom of choice for
user-friendly automation experiences.
Today’s AI assistants and traditional control systems are not
meeting the data security standards or experiential goals for
partners looking to offer truly intelligent living. While DIY
products provide a novel entry point for smart home adopters,
professionally installed solutions quickly become antiquated and
Focused on delivering exceptional user experiences, Josh offers
cutting edge hardware and software products making it easy to
install, service, and control connected environments. Josh
alleviates privacy concerns and customization challenges so that
every client can freely enjoy their smart home experience.
The Josh architecture is always evolving and improving through
over-the-air updates. By taking a software-focused approach, Josh
has uniquely positioned itself as a modern solution that
continuously offers compelling and contextual features. As the
industry enters a new era of Home Intelligence, Josh.ai is proudly
transforming the landscape of control with unparalleled efficiency,
innovation, and sophistication.
Who is Josh?
Co-founders Tim Gill and Alex Capecelatro make for an interesting,
yet optimal, team to tackle the smart home challenge. With a 34 year
age gap, they represent the boomers and the millennials. Gill
founded Quark in 1981 and pioneered a series of software solutions
through the 90’s. Quark expanded to over 160 countries generating
revenue in excess of $300MM per year as a private company. Tim is a
self-professed math geek and software savant. Capecelatro, on the
other hand, comes from a series of design-focused consumer products,
including Fisker’s enviable electric car, the Karma, and the iOS app
Yeti with members in more than 120 countries. Capecelatro has a
background in research science and a passion for bringing
cutting-edge technology to the masses.
Together Gill and Capecelatro represent the spread of the homeowner
market, have a unique ability to design, build, and release
exceptional products, and a track record of doing so.
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Josh is a home’s best friend. And like a dog, Josh is intelligent,
responsive, and learns his owner’s commands. While other smart home
control systems only know one trick, Josh combines all aspects of
smart homes into one friendly, well-trained responder. Josh is your
companion, and always happy to see you come home.