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CEDIA Q&A: Somfy Synergy API for Integrators Works with Control4, Crestron, Savant

Stop by Somfy Systems’ booth #3414 to discover its new integration offer, the Somfy Synergy API, creating a simpler way to speak to Somfy motorized products for a wide variety of projects.


CEDIA 2016 is coming to Dallas on September 13-17. CE Pro spoke to Tracy Christmann, director of marketing, Somfy Systems, about the company's plans for the show and what to expect in booth #3414.

For those looking to become a dealer, contact 800-647-6639 or email marketing_us@somfy.com.

What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line?

Somfy provides solutions for integrators looking to add motorized window coverings to their offer. Somfy is exhibiting several exciting products at CEDIA 2016, including the Sonesse® ULTRA 50 motor range, the quietest and most powerful interior window covering motors on the market. Not only are these motors quiet and strong, but they’re available in both AC and DC versions. 

The new Somfy Synergy™ API is part of our commitment to offering flexible integration options to work with any home automation system. While the Somfy Synergy™ API will be made publicly available to integrators, it’s also the foundation of new Somfy drivers for Control4, Crestron and Savant.

When combined with our integration interfaces, like the Somfy myLink™ WiFi to RTS Interface, Somfy’s new API enables customization, consistency, and easy adoption for integrators looking to incorporate Somfy motorization into their projects.

What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time?

Now is the perfect time to discover the power of Somfy! Stop by our booth and learn more about Somfy’s new Integration Expert Program, as well as the scope of our offer.

Somfy motors power interior and exterior window treatments and easily integrate with most major home automation systems. Adding motorized window coverings to your offer is a great way to increase profits and boost your bottom line.

Additionally, automated shade solutions elevate the experience that consumers have with home automation systems by increasing privacy, saving energy and minimizing glare. Whether you’re looking for commercial or residential shading solutions, Somfy has an option perfect for your needs.  

If an integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask?

The integrator should stop by to discover the wide breadth and variety of Somfy’s integration offer. With the new Somfy Synergy™ API, there’s now a simpler way to speak to Somfy motorized products for a wide variety of projects. This new API makes integration of Somfy products even easier.

As a world leader in innovation and performance, Somfy provides high quality products and smart solutions for the integration market. Our motors work with a wide range of interior and exterior window covering products, giving integrators incredible flexibility and high profit potential. Integrators who stop by our booth can try our online integration configurator, which shows which Somfy-powered solution is right for any job, and can learn more about our Expert Program.

What’s your most memorable CEDIA moment?

We’ve had so many great memories at CEDIA, it’s hard to narrow it down! One of the biggest reasons Somfy loves attending CEDIA is because it gives us the opportunity to meet and speak with integrators. Somfy has also been honored to win awards at CEDIA, and we always appreciate the recognition.

Course Offerings at CEDIA:

Somfy-Powered Shades Generate Revenue!

What: Are you ready to receive leads, create satisfied customers, and elevate your business? Somfy’s innovative products and new Integrator Development Program does just that! Join us to learn how Somfy products simplify window covering integration while generating revenue.

When: September 15th, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Do you have any giveaways, contests or quirky features planned for CEDIA?

Stop by booth #3414 to see what Somfy has in store this year!  

Think of your closest competitor. What is one thing you do offer that they don’t? 

Somfy is unique in that our motors are not limited to any one fabricator, meaning our motors are a great custom solution for both residential and commercial installations. Our Sonesse® ULTRA 50 motor range is also the strongest and quietest available on the market to power interior window shades. Somfy motors marry unparalleled power and performance to greater flexibility.

Additionally, no matter what home automation system is used, Somfy can connect it with automated shades to create the most comfortable, energy-efficient and convenient environment for end users.