Latest QMotion Shades Feature ZigBee Connectivity

QMotion’s new Qadvanced Motorized Roller Shades with ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 meet all the ZigBee specifications.


QMotion offers a unique line of shade products to custom installation professionals. Recently, the Pensacola, Fla.-based company has announced its new Qadvanced Motorized Roller Shades with ZigBee Home Automation (HA) v1.2 that meets the latest ZigBee specifications. 

The new Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 are battery operated shades that provide two-way communication capabilities. The shades can be used in new construction and retrofit environments.

QMotion says the inclusion of ZigBee enables consistent communication and provides built-in collision avoidance. The Florida company points out the shades “wake up” at set intervals to help manage battery usage. Another one of the two-way communication benefits is that the technology communicates shade positions as part of its automation features. 

Other features available with the new shades include all of the options that are incorporated into the company's Qadvanced Gen2 shades, as well as home automation system integration through the use of QMotion's Qube. QMotion notes that dealers can also employ the shade with the Qube as a stand-alone device with support from its app, which is available on the Android and iOS platforms.

In addition, the Qadvanced ZigBee HA 1.2 shades utilize QdR wireless remotes that also incorporate ZigBee technologies to give the remote increased range and battery life. QMotion says the remote is small and it includes five channels to facilitate programming.

Dealers can order the shades in just about any size; the shades are available in standard or reverse roll, as well as a choice of fabrics that includes solar, sheer, translucent and blackout, and they provide other homeowner choices such as fascia and hembars to complement any home setting.  

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Both martial arts schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.


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