BluOS announces integration with Lutron smart home lighting systems

posted on Tuesday, 6th February 2018 by Steve May

Lighting Control  Smart home  High Res Audio  Bluesound 

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In an inspired move, BluOS developer Lenbrook International has announced integration with Lutron Electronics and its Caseta Pro Wireless, HomeWorks QS, and Radio RA2 smart home lighting systems. New BluOS software will give anyone in a connected home, one-touch control of any BluOS enabled speaker or stereo system using a Lutron Pico Remote Control for Audio or any supported Lutron keypad. 

Adding high-res audio streaming and wireless multiroom control to Lutron lighting scenes seems a perfect fit. Lutron’s Pico Remote Control for Audio will offer comprehensive control of their wireless audio system. Bluesound users will be able to play, pause, skip tracks and adjust the volume, without using any other app or device.

“We are trying to create a smarter, better-sounding, whole-home music experience,” says Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “Now with support for Lutron’s most popular lighting control systems, streaming services and personal music collections can be connected to a home network and seamlessly be controlled together with your lights. It’s two state-of-the-art smart home systems, working seamlessly together.”

When a BluOS enabled speaker or system is connected to a Lutron Controller, a smart home device that uses Lutron’s proprietary ClearConnect wireless technology, playback commands can be sent from any Lutron keypad to any BluOS device inside the home.

The functionality will go live later this month, by downloading a BluOS CI setup utility when a new version of the BluOS software is released.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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