Josh.ai now Supports Lutron Homeworks and Ketra Integration

A new agreement between Josh.ai and Lutron will enable integrators to combine Josh.ai and Lutron home control systems.

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Josh.ai continues its goal of expanding the power of its artificial intelligence (AI) in the home with its newly announced updated Lutron support.

The voice control automation company’s integration with Lutron QSX processor for HomeWorks enables Josh.ai’s proprietary voice automation, intuitively designed app, and privacy-focused approach to home control to blend into the aesthetic of any project.

“Lutron’s innovations continue to inspire, particularly in the areas of aesthetics and convenience, ” comments Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.

“Our device integrations and complementary products are extremely important as we recommend solutions for luxury clients who want robust performance as well as reliability. Our goal with Josh.ai is to deliver a magical experience, and we’re thrilled that our partnership with Lutron provides such a dynamic element to that vision.”

The integration provides feature parity across Josh.ai’s app and voice interfaces. Users will seamlessly be able to adjust the brightness, color, vibrancy, and temperature of Ketra lights in whatever fashion feels most natural.

Josh.ai’ s Support of Lutron Provides Improved User Experience

Josh.ai points out that after a button press that authenticates the QSX processor for HomeWorks, its proprietary system utilizes Lutron’s state of the art LEAP integration protocol to automatically pull in Lutron’s floor plan configuration and device programming.

The instant discovery and control of Lutron devices built into the integration enables the installer to expedite the implementation process. Supported devices within Josh.ai’s native control will include Ketra (Clear Connect Wireless – Type X), dimmable lights, switched loads, shades, fans, and keypads. Thermostat compatibility will roll out in a future update.

Josh.ai boasts that clients will experience an unmatched level of convenience and ambiance when setting the mood to their exact specifications. For example, says the company, commands like “O.K. Josh, make the lights cooler” and “O.K. Josh, turn the sconces to 2100 Kelvin” open up a limitless range of possibilities.

In addition Josh.ai emphasizes, the integration becomes transformative when giving complex requests like, “OK Josh, make the lights on the first floor tangerine, draw the living room shades, and listen to Carlos Santana in the dining room.”

Ultimately, the integration between Josh.ai and Lutron comes down to providing homeowners with the best possible user experience, adds Sam Chambers, senior director of residential systems at Lutron.

“Giving Lutron’s and Josh.ai’s joint clients a robust and reliable transformative lighting and shading experience helps us redefine the luxury home,” notes Chambers.

“Working with best-in-class brands like Josh.ai helps Lutron stay true to its number-one principle of taking care of our customers with superior goods and services.”

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.

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