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Somfy Smart Shades Now Controllable by Brilliant

Somfy-powered shades, blinds, draperies, screens, awnings, and pergolas can now be controlled using Brilliant smart home system.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2021

Wellness, Technology and Design Collide on DesignWELL365

DesignWELL365 is a new venture from CE Pro and its sister publications, and will explore the growing residential and commercial wellness market through the lens of all disciplines of design and technology.

Jason Knott · June 21, 2021

Somfy Systems Releases PoE Touch Panel Room Controller to Improve User Experience

Somfy, a manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, recently announced the launch of Somfy Power over Ethernet (PoE) Touch Panel Room Controller, a new-wave touch screen user interface that provides local room control of motorized shades, draperies and more. Designed for high-end residential to commercial buildings such as hotel […]

CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2021

PowerShades adds Features to its Mobile App

 PowerShades, a manufacturer of manual and automated window shades for residential, commercial and hospitality applications, has introduced its Mobile App for control, pairing for RF automated shades, and limit setting for its True PoE (Power over Ethernet) automated shades.  With the PowerShades Mobile App, users now have the convenience of using a smart phone to control […]

Robert Archer · June 08, 2021

Wounded U.S. Marine Sergeant Receives Custom Smart Home Thanks to Gary Sinise Foundation

Thanks to local integrators Advanced Integration Systems, Marine Sgt. Jonathan Blank was gifted a fully customized smart home filled with the latest in lighting, control, and networking technology.

CE Pro Editors · May 31, 2021

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Hunter Douglas Emphasizes Its Green Options on Earth Day

Citing consumer research, Hunter Douglas says a majority of consumers are willing to change their purchase habits to be more eco-friendly.

Robert Archer · April 22, 2021

CE Pro Podcast #48: Somfy Recommits to Custom Integration Channel

Somfy offers certified drivers for Control4, Crestron, Savant, URC and Elan. Open-API motors enable integration with unique solutions.

Jason Knott · March 19, 2021

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CE Pro Podcast #47: Bridging Gaps to Broaden Today’s Smart Home Possibilities

Olibra is launching the Bond Bridge Pro hub this month that connects RF appliances like fans, shades and fireplaces to IP for smart home control integration.

Arlen Schweiger · March 12, 2021

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25 Design Oriented Products That Offer Performance and Style

Smart products from companies as diverse as Lutron, JBL, Kwikset and Sony offer homeowners the opportunity to integrate stylish Tech into their homes.

Robert Archer · February 19, 2021

URC Partners with Window Cover Company Rollease Acmeda

URC, a global manufacturer of smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications, and Rollease Acmeda, a global manufacturer of window coverings, have announced a new phase of collaboration in smart home technology. Starting immediately, URC and Automate, a division of Rollease Acmeda, have created the first integration between Total Control, URC’s residential […]

Robert Archer · February 19, 2021