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Lutron and Josh.ai Collaborate on Voice-Controlled Wallplate

Lutron Electronics and Josh.ai join forces to bring homeowners unlimited control in their smart homes. The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate combines the luxury of Lutron keypads with Josh Nano, the world’s first architectural microphone, giving customers the ability to control a variety of home technologies with simple voice commands.

Josh.ai and Lutron have been collaborating with each other for 5 years. Their goal was to create the latest in smart home innovations combining Lutron sleek keypads with Josh’s voice-control technology.

Senior Director of Luxury Residential at Lutron Samuel Chambers says by adding this solution, dealers are, “providing endless possibilities to their clients and giving homeowners an aesthetically pleasing solution that is at the forefront of innovation.”

The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate gives the homeowner full control of their environment. From opening and closing the shades to changing the intensity of the lights, the voice-activated wallplate offers simple solutions for complex technology. This innovative wallplate will still maintain touch control for most frequently used scenes. Each wallplate gives the client access to Ketra and its 16.7 million customizable colors and shade ranges. Not only does the innovative solution work with lights, it’s compatible with a host of other Lutron’s whole-home systems.

“Any of the products you can pull from the Lutron side, [Josh.ai] when it is on the same network will auto-discover those [devices],” head of product for Josh.ai Scotty Allen says during Wednesday’s live stream.

All projects that incorporate Josh.ai Ready Wallplates require both a Lutron lighting control processor and Josh Core. Each wallplate will need speakers connecting to Josh via VoiceLink or VoiceCast, allowing you to send response through your home.

The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate is compatible with Lutron’s Palladiom (in both metal and plastic finishes), seeTouch, and Pico keypads. Combining the sleek, dynamic design with Josh.ai’s advanced voice control pushes the boundary for smart homes moving forward.

Josh.ai CEO Alex Capecelatro is proud to be partnering with Lutron on their innovative new product. “With these new keypads, you not only get the elegant experience of tactile control from Lutron, but you also now control nearly everything,” Capecelatro says.

The Josh.ai Ready Wallplate will ship through Lutron and will be released in Fall 2021. The non-metal and plastic versions of the wallplate are scheduled to come out in September. The metal options will come out sometime in October. See the Josh.ai Ready Wallplate in person at CEDIA Expo 2021. Check out their website for more information about the collaboration.

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