Kaleidescape to Integrate with Lutron HomeWorks, Sivoia & Ketra Solutions

Lutron flagship lighting & shade control systems, plus Ketra intelligent lighting, will be controllable via Kaleidescape players, metadata cues. Photo courtesy of Custom Sight & Sound Ltd

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Custom electronics industry leading brands Kaleidescape and Lutron Electronics are making it easier for integrators to pair their solutions together. The home theater and lighting/shade specialists announced the direct integration of Lutron’s flagship HomeWorks lighting control system with current Kaleidescape players.

Utilizing Lutron’s LEAP integration protocol for HomeWorks QSX processors, installing Kaleidescape with HomeWorks provides seamless control of Lutron’s Sivoia QS shades and the company’s Ketra intelligent lighting solutions. 

Already, as integrators know well, Kaleidescape players present movies with lossless quality audio and unique metadata … now those cues will enable precise control of lights and shades controlled by a HomeWorks system.

The latest announcement follows Kaleidescape’s recent collaboration news with Trinnov on the high-performance AV processing side of home theater enhancements. Lutron, meanwhile, announced last week added a new voice control capable keypad resulting from its integration efforts with Josh.ai.

Kaleidescape Players Can Precisely Control Lutron Lighting/Shades Cues

By pressing play, customers’ Kaleidescape units can send information about the movie so the control system can adjust screen masking, lens shift in the projector, and lighting triggers that close the shades and slowly dim the lights; and when the credits roll, the lights can come on slowly. 

“For 60 years, Lutron has been focused on delivering great customer experiences. Now, Lutron and Kaleidescape’s joint customers can relax, sit back, hit play, and watch their entertainment space transform into a cinema as the lighting and shading effortlessly transitions to the best movie watching environment,” says Sam Chambers, senior director, Residential Systems at Lutron.

“By directly integrating HomeWorks and Kaleidescape, customers feel as if they have a commercial cinematic experience in their own home.” 

Kaleidescape CEO Tayloe Stansbury echoes the sentiment, noting that Kaleidescape and Lutron systems elevate the beauty, elegance and immersion of watching movies by with a commercial cinema-like experience in luxury homes or yachts. 

“Kaleidescape and Lutron are working together to deliver an unsurpassed cinema experience for private theaters,” says Stansbury. “When you combine Lutron’s industry leading lighting control capabilities with Kaleidescape’s ability to deliver the best image and sound on screen, the addition of shading and lighting control truly brings the experience to another level of luxury and enjoyment.”  

The direct integration of Lutron’s flagship HomeWorks system with current Kaleidescape players will be available for customers starting in early October 2021, according to the companies.