Lutron: Ratan, thank you for your time. Let’s start with a quick look at what spurred the development of the Athena wireless node.
Rego: When we launched our Athena lighting control system in 2020, we initially focused on its ability to work with our Ketra premier lighting portfolio. Our vision for the Athena wireless node was to expand system capabilities for all types of commercial applications by allowing easy integration with a wide range of third-party, static white, and tunable white fixtures.
The Athena wireless node is key to wirelessly integrating these third-party fixtures into Athena. Other design goals included the ability to accommodate a wide variety of fixture installations while ensuring the customer can customize control functionality, and providing individual fixture control that's dimming control agnostic and simple to use. Ultimately, the Athena wireless node had to be versatile out of the gate, leveraging our Clear Connect – Type X wireless platform to support new features, over-the-air updates, and global market expansion.