When it comes to motorized shading, the mechanical guts of the shades are just as important as the shades themselves. For that reason, it helps to know just who is enabling those experiences, and Bond is keen on making that known to attendees at this year’s CEDIA Expo 2023. The Olibra brand will be making appearances at 10 separate demos across the showfloor with its Bond Bridge Pro RF-to-WiFi bridge and battery-powered flush-mount keypads.
At $379 MSRP, the Bond Bridge Pro RF-to-WiFi bridge brings smartphone control to motorized window treatments, ceiling fans and gas fireplaces in the home while also integrating with major control brands such as Crestron, Savant, and Control4. The wireless (RF), battery-powered flush-mount keypads can also be used to remotely control shades throughout the home.
The newest is the Sidekick for Shades Gen2 keypad ($99 MSRP), which this simultaneously controls multiple brands within a 2,000 sq. ft. home and can provide state feedback. It is compatible with Somfy, Rollease Acmeda, Motion Blinds, Dooya, Gaposa, Nice, AMP Motorization, A-OK, MagnaTrack, and PowerShades.
Where to Find Bond Throughout CEDIA Expo 2023
While Bond will have its own dedicated booth at the Expo (Booth 1838), the brand will also be a part of a variety of partner booths where it will be demonstrating Bond Bridge Pro and Sidekick for Shades Gen2 integrations.
Bond will be appearing at:
- MagnaTrack (Booth 4101) selling two Bond Bridge Pro bridges designed for Defender Series of Outdoor Hurricane Screens and Shades Motors.
- PowerShades (Booth 532).
- Savant (Booth 2519) with Savant’s Shades by J-Geiger.
- Specialized Shading Solutions (Booth 739) selling Bond Bridge Pro.
- Motion Blinds (Booth C1112).
- Nice (Booth 2538).
- WALL-SMART (Booth C1103) alongside in-wall / in-ceiling mounting solutions.
- Screen Innovations (Booth 1832).
- Draper at Home (Booth 3912).
Bond has also stated that it has two announcements coming from Screen Innovations and Draper at Home while at the show.
Co-Hosts Info-Sessions with J-Geiger Shading Systems and Screen Innovations
Additionally, on Thursday September 7, 10-11:30 AM, Room 710, Bond and J-Geiger Shading Systems are hosting an interactive discussion “Increasing Profitability and Revenue by adding Motorized Shades to Every Home Automation Installation” using J-Geiger Shading Systems and the Bond Bridge Pro bridge.
On Friday, September 8, 1-2:30PM, Room 710: Bond and Screen Innovations will also be hosting a training session “The Future of Shade Control with Bond and SI” where discussion will focus on raising customer experiences, improving profitability, and simplifying shade design and system deployments.
Earlier this year, Bond had conducted its own research into consumer usage patterns of motorized shades, finding that 64% of shades users want all their shades motorized. Additionally, more than half would like to add additional motorized shades to their home.
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