Extron, Lutron integrating AV and lighting control for the workspace
Extron has announced a partnership with Lutron to combine Extron’s control capabilities with Lutron’s Vive Wireless lighting control solution for today’s smart building projects.
Facility managers and AV professionals will appreciate the simple installation and setup – they can use the same Vive hub they have installed for lighting control flexibility, and simply add an Extron control processor and a touchpanel – or vice versa.
By pressing on the Extron touchscreen, users can adjust their light level and interact with other AV equipment in the room, enhancing the experience and versatility of lecture halls, conference rooms and meeting spaces.
“At Lutron we are committed to simplifying smart-building control and elevating the lighting experience for the specifiers and installers, as well as for the people in the space,” Lutron Electronics senior director, mid-market business Matt Ochs says.
“We are excited to work with Extron – a leader in A/V Technology – to bring Vive Wireless lighting control together with touchpanel and A/V integration through the simplicity of a web-based API.”
Extron vice president of worldwide sales and marketing Casey Hall adds that the company is excited to offer its customers the advantaged of the Lutron Vive Wireless solution: “By working with Lutron – the world leader in smart lighting control – we know that our customers are getting a truly reliable, integrated experience.”
With the integration of Vive and Extron touchpanels you can access even more smart features. The Vive Wireless system can provide information to the Extron control system, such as occupancy data, to indicate real-time meeting space availability and status.
Design is also simple as the Extron control processor sends commands to the Vive Wireless hub via web-based API. The Vive Wireless hub then communicates to Vive Wireless load controls to ensure a responsive lighting control experience as part of the complete smart-building solution.