Key Digital’s Compass Control Pro system and New Wave
Electric winning the Lutron Excellence Award for best
MOUNT VERNON, NY – October 31, 2017 – Key Digital, the leaders in digital video and control systems, proudly commends the ingenuity of New Wave Electric for winning Lutron’s Best Integration of Voice Control Award using Key Digital’s control system, Compass Control® Pro.
Key Digital Compass Control Pro Programmer and Lutron Integrator, Drayton Cook of New Wave Electric in Calgary credits Compass Control Pro’s flexibility and adaptability for its ease of integration with Lutron programming.
“Compass Control Pro is the biggest part behind the award. I won the award for the best voice integration. Working with Key Digital we were able to come up with a way to listen to the Lutron keypad and recognize scenes and execute new actions over Compass Control Pro to include devices like televisions, home audio, fireplaces, and more into the scenes. It’s really entirely been not only by myself, but won with Key Digital as well” Cook said. “My favorite thing is the flexibility that it creates. Not only are we just controlling the Lutron lights and shades with the voice control, but we’ve been able to assign scenes to it to allow Compass Control Pro to take over other parts. We’re not limited to just having one or two things working with it now, we’ve really truly done an entire home that’s now accessible by voice control that otherwise wouldn’t be. Normal televisions would not normally be controlled by voice control and Russound Home Audio would not be Alexa Voice compatible, but because of the Key Digital Solution that we came up with, we were able to include those things. That’s what exciting. That’s something that no one else, to my knowledge, has done yet.”
Established in 2003, the Lutron Excellence Awards competition recognizes the world’s best projects that include the use of Lutron light, shade, and temperature controls, appliance modules, third-party equipment, voice control, Lutron Ivalo fixtures, and more. More than 100 of Lutron’s residential system providers have won a total of 150 Excellence Awards since the competition’s beginnings.
Compass Control Pro is a fully integrated control system built from the ground up to use iOS & Android devices to replace traditional control interfaces. The cost-effective software suite excels in video control functionality, a key element in the proliferation of digital signage and video collaboration. There are no restrictions on the design and layout of a Compass Control interface – if it can be envisioned, it can be executed – as shown by New Wave Electric and their truly impressive integration with voice control.
Located in Calgary, New Wave Electric delivers the best solutions for security, home theater, audio video, automatic shades, lighting control, and home automation. Receiving Lutron’s coveted Best Integration of Voice Control Award lends the company the notoriety and testimony deserved for integration work well done.
About Key Digital®
Led by the “Father of DVD”, Mike Tsinberg, Key Digital® is an InfoComm, CEDIA, CES, and NAHB award winning manufacturer of professional distributed video and control system equipment.
Since 1999, Key Digital has lead the constantly evolving A/V industry by designing products that deliver industry leading quality, performance, and reliability to corporate, bar & restaurant, digital signage, education, government, and house of worship applications.
Key Digital products are designed and engineered in-house in Mount Vernon, NY. Superior quality, ease-of-installation, and versatility are the result of strenuous research, development, and testing. Expertise and unparalleled knowledge have created a unique hardware-software suite solution ideal for the consultants, designers, and installation firms of the A/V industry. Key Digital® is known to deliver best-in-class products based on quality, performance, and reliability.
About New Wave Electric
New Wave Electric delivers the best whole home automation solutions available. They are committed to excellence in both service and product, with options for any size project. From single room applications or whole home and office solutions, New Wave Electric is dedicated to customer satisfaction and forging lifelong relationships through a better business experience.
About Lutron® Electronics
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.