and Lutron Push Home Integration Forward with New Voice Control White Paper


(November 3, 2020) and Lutron might not be home theater-centric brands, but they certainly exist within the larger universe of home theater products, especially when considering high-end theaters and custom theater installs. Today, is releasing its first white paper detailing proper protocols for a successful installation of and Lutron systems. These protocols are backed by detailed integration insights and advanced programming notations, providing installers and owners a template that can deliver excellent results. is an impressive home voice system that relies upon natural language commands and a highly secure platform. Its relationship with Lutron exists because of deep ties between voice control and products such as lights and shades. For more information, including a registration link for a joint and Lutron webinar on November 6, 2020 at 1pm EST, read the full press release (below). has documented deployment and programming best practices for voice control of Lutron systems, an industry first to provide installers with a guide to optimize user experiences.

DENVER – November 3rd, 2020 – continues expanding upon the power and capabilities of artificial intelligence in the home with its first white paper. Voice control is increasingly being adopted due to its universal accessibility, efficiency, and as a health-conscious means of touchless control in the wake of the global pandemic. The influx of demand is making it more important than ever that professionals have the proper guidance. Between its proprietary voice automation technology and privacy-focused approach to home control, is proud to be setting standards for the smart home to follow.

The white paper covers everything needed for successful installations of and Lutron systems. After authenticating with Lutron, will learn the home’s configuration by pulling in floors, rooms, and device types. Since is communicating directly to each device in a project, proper Lutron programming is critical to ensure a user-friendly experience. From detailed integration insight to advanced programming notation leveraging’s contextual natural language processing, the documentation will be a template going forward that ensures projects are efficiently and effectively deployed.

For dealers installing other systems to control environmental devices, such as lights, shades, thermostats, the principles of the white paper are applicable as well. The beauty of’s plug-and-play approach to its integrations is its ambiguity with respect to supported devices. As opposed to a skill-based approach that relies on trigger phrases without knowing what is being controlled,’s paramount concern is the context and capabilities of the devices it is communicating with. Whether devices originate from a control system or another manufacturer, consolidates them under a unified interface. From there, it is a matter of programming and personalizing the voice experience with each device so that all users have an intuitive experience when communicating with their home.

Utilizing’s advanced device aliasing capabilities will enable clients to experience an unmatched level of convenience and joy when interacting with their homes. Natural language commands like, “Ok Josh, lower the west blackout shades and dim the lamps near the couch,” as well as, “Ok Josh, turn the first floor art spots to 2100 kelvin,” are now possible given the proper programming procedure has been followed. and Lutron are hosting a webinar that anyone can join to learn more this Friday, the 6th, at 1:00pm ET. Register here.

“To date, voice commands have seemed to skew towards control of environmental devices like lights and shades. With that in mind, especially given our close relationship with Lutron, it was clear that putting a white paper together documenting best practices would benefit our industry. ” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of “Our essential network of dealers throughout the United States and Canada are responsible for making Josh come to life for their clients. The goal with has always been to deliver a magical experience, and a huge part of that delivery is enabling our dealers with the right documentation and features.”


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