Lutron Unveils Josh.ai Ready Wallplate Integrated Voice Control Keypad

Lutron’s Josh.ai Ready Wallplate enables integrates to embed the Josh.ai Nano voice control module into a control keypad.

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Lutron Unveils Josh.ai Ready Wallplate Integrated Voice Control Keypad

Lutron's Josh.ai Ready Wallplate embeds the Nano in-wall voice control module into a home control keypad.

Lutron Electronics, in collaboration with Josh.ai, announced a new offering that combines the power of a Lutron keypad with the Josh.ai Nano voice control device. The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate combines the elegance of Lutron keypads, along with the flexibility of Josh Nano, an architectural microphone for whole-house voice control.

“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 are sold separately. 

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

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