At its CEDIA press conference today Lutron unveiled several new products, including RadioRA 2, HomeWorks QS Wireless, and a QS Wireless.
RadioRA2 takes the original flagship Lutron RadioRA concept to a whole new level by incorporating more than 10 years of RF experience, customer feedback, and new innovations.
RadioRA 2, which will ship in January after its beta test phase this fall, includes a main repeater with astronomic time clock, RS-232, built-in IP integration, a new seeTouch hybrid keypad-dimmer for retrofit applications, a wireless Pico controller, radio “Powr Savr” occupancy/vacancy sensors, native system support of GRAFIK Eye QS lighting control and Sivoia QS shading solutions (no interfaces required.)
A new system programming application makes RadioRA 2 easier to design and program using a PC. A public integration protocol allows devices capable of sending and/or receiving RS232 or IP commands to control lights and shades. Two-way communication provides the ability to monitor the status of lights in the home from popular remote controls, home automation systems, and PCs.
RadioRA 2 is scalable from two to 200 devices (includes dimmers, shades, keypads, etc.) and components can be added at any time to grow the system from a single-room to an entire home solution.
Lutron’s HomeWorks QS Wireless, which ships later in 2010, goes beyond the scope of light and shade control by adding control of temperature and audio/visual components — extending the utility of the system.
Lutron’s Sivoia QS Wireless can be used to control Lutron roller shades, drapery tracks, skylight shades, and Roman shades wirelessly and elegantly when paired with the slim and sleek design of the new PicoTM wireless control. The system’s Pico can function as a lightweight handheld remote, a stylish tabletop control, or a wall-mounted keypad within a Lutron Claro designer faceplate.