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Screen Innovations Lives up to its Name at CEDIA Expo 2021

Meeting the needs of its dealer base, SI displayed a new range of electronics, as well as its new Zen 2 motorized shade cassette and Maestro outdoor screen material.

Robert Archer · September 15, 2021

CE Pro Podcast #73: Live from Indianapolis, It’s CEDIA Expo 2021!

CE Pro Podcast features roundtable discussion from the CE Pro booth at CEDIA Expo 2021, covering exhibitors, technologies, show themes, education sessions and more.

Arlen Schweiger · September 10, 2021

Somfy Launches ‘Somfy U’ Training Platform

Somfy has announced an all-new learning platform called Somfy U designed to offer on-demand training programs as well as live training events for the professional installation of motorized interior window coverings, awnings, exterior solar screens and rolling shutters. The platform will also house exclusive training for Somfy’s new smart home shading solution, TaHoma Gateway.   Aimed […]

CE Pro Editors · September 07, 2021

Basalte Fibonacci Keypad Now Available for Crestron and Lutron Systems

Basalte recently launched its Fibonacci keypad for North American homes, designed to set the standard for luxury keypads by combining a unique look with many functions and great usability. Now, the company’s Fibonacci keypad is available to work with Crestron, Lutron and KNX systems. The multifunctional Fibonacci keypad is specifically designed for North American luxury […]

Andrew Nichols · September 07, 2021

Bring the Indoors Outdoors

Outdoor shades create a welcoming entertaining space

CE Pro Editors · August 30, 2021

Draper CEDIA Expo 2021 Draper Home Shades

CEDIA Expo 2021 Preview: Draper to Launch Draper@Home, Show Array of Shades

Indiana-based Draper’s booth at CEDIA Expo will feature a wide variety of Somfy-driven motorized shade solutions as well as TecVision ALR projection screens.

Arlen Schweiger · August 26, 2021

Lutron Kaleidescape Ketra HomeWorks Sivoia integration

Kaleidescape to Integrate with Lutron HomeWorks, Sivoia & Ketra Solutions

Lutron flagship lighting & shade control systems, plus Ketra intelligent lighting, will be controllable via Kaleidescape players, metadata cues. Photo courtesy of Custom Sight & Sound Ltd

Arlen Schweiger · August 25, 2021

Josh.ai Aug. 18 2021 announcement

Josh.ai to Team with Lutron Once Again for August 18 Event

Lutron and Josh.ai have worked together for a number of years to bring exciting technology experiences to luxury home owning clients. Most recently, back In 2020 the companies jointly released the first voice control White Paper guide for CI dealers: https://www.cepro.com/productbriefs/josh-ai-releases-lutron-integration-white-paper/   Taking a closer look at their ongoing partnership, Josh.ai points out that it was among the first […]

Robert Archer · August 05, 2021

Troy IP Control Gateway

Screen Innovations Troy IP Control Gateway was developed based on input from integrators. After hearing numerous integrators lament about the complexities involved when programming the speed, direction, and positioning of motorized shades and screens, SI engineered an easy, straightforward, hardware and software solution. The Troy IP Control Gateway is an efficient, simple, and affordable programming […]

Jason Knott · August 02, 2021

PowerShade quieter motors

PowerShades Introduces Quieter Motors

 PowerShades, a provider of manual and automated window shades for residential, commercial and hospitality applications, has announced that its standard offering of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and RF automated shades (battery-powered and DC) feature new motors with quieter performance. PowerShades’ new motors are up to one-quarter as loud as their previous motor, depending on the application. […]

Robert Archer · July 23, 2021