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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

Screen Innovations Kratos Power Supply

Screen Innovations (SI) Kratos Power Supply

Strengthening its line of shade products, Screen Innovations has just introduced its Kratos power supply. The Texas-based manufacturer says that its latest shade product features an all-metal design, as well as a plenum-rating, and 250 watts of power that provides integrators the versatility necessary to install an array of shading systems. Screen Innovations (SI) explains […]

Robert Archer · July 22, 2021

Somfy and Cisco Partner to Create Automated Shading for Smart Buildings

Somfy, a manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protection products, is now able to integrate with Cisco to provide automated shading solutions for smart building environments. Having worked together on the first all-digital hotel, The Sinclair, Somfy and Cisco have continued a partnership based around creating smarter and more adaptive building […]

Andrew Nichols · July 22, 2021

Somfy’s TaHoma Gateway Provides Integrators More Smart Shading Control Options

Somfy’s line of motorized shading products now offer the ability to integrate with other smart home technologies from companies like Control4 and Crestron.

CE Pro Editors · July 20, 2021