Josh.ai and Lutron Partner to Launch New Voice Controlled Keypad
Introducing the Josh.ai Ready Wallplate, the First Solution to Combine Lutron Keypads With Josh Nano Architectural Microphones.
Coopersburg, PA — August 18, 2021 — Today, Lutron Electronics, in collaboration with Josh.ai, announced a beautiful, new offering that combines the power of a Lutron keypad with the Josh.ai Nano voice control device, to give homeowners unlimited control possibilities. The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate combines the elegance of Lutron keypads, along with the flexibility of Josh Nano, the world’s first architectural microphone, to bring beauty, simplicity, and privacy to all luxury projects.
“By adding this solution on projects, dealers are providing endless possibilities to their clients and giving homeowners an aesthetically pleasing solution that is at the forefront of innovation,” says Samuel Chambers, Senior Director of Luxury Residential at Lutron.
The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate delivers the ability to control a variety of home technology 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 now also access the nearly 16.7 million colors from Ketra, simply by saying what they want.
The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate will be compatible with Palladiom, seeTouch, and Pico keypads, with Palladiom metal and plastic finish options. All projects with the Josh.ai Ready Wallplate will require a Lutron lighting control processor, as well as a Josh Core, which integrate seamlessly together to bridge both voice and the touch of a keypad.
In addition, each room where the wallplate is installed will require a speaker capable of connecting to Josh via VoiceLink or VoiceCast, which lets you send Josh’s response through high quality speakers. The combination of the sleek and dynamic styling, along with Josh.ai’s contextually aware voice control, pushes the evolution of the smart home another large step forward.
This blend of control solutions into the background of a home provides uncompromising design and intuitive user experiences. As with all Josh.ai products, end-clients can rest assured that their data is kept private and safe, and will never be shared or used for marketing purposes.
“Josh.ai is proud to partner with Lutron, a leader and innovator in our industry. One of the biggest benefits of voice is turning complicated tasks into simple ones,” says Josh.ai CEO Alex Capecelatro. “With these new keypads, you not only get the elegant experience of tactile control from Lutron, but you also can now control nearly everything in your home from the same keypad, all without compromising privacy and security.”
This new wallplate solution will be available to order and ship from Lutron in Fall 2021. Josh Nano and Lutron keypads sold separately.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, lighting and shading control leader Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to smart lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 products, sold in more than 100 countries.
In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions — including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira — are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.