Automated shades are a cost-effective way for homeowners to manage their homes' lighting. One of the most innovative companies in the automated shade category is Pensacola, Fla.-based QMotion, which recently added to its line of products with the announcement of its new motorized Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 battery-operated shades.
QMotion says its latest shade product can be used in new construction and in retrofit home environments without sacrificing functionality. The Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 shades provide improved system communications and include built-in “collision avoidance.”
Some of the features the Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 shades include “wake-up” at set intervals to help preserve battery life, and through the shade's two-way communication capabilities, the product delivers positioning feedback for automation applications.
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The new shades also feature Qube technology, which allows the product to integrate with home automation systems, with the possibility of communication through other ZigBee communication nodes. Qube also enables the shade to operate independently as a stand-alone solution with control capabilities via QMotion's companion iOS and Android apps.
The shade also use the new QdR wireless remotes that include ZigBee, and the company adds the shades are available from 15.5-inches all the way up to 144 inches x 144 inches. QMotion says it provides dealers and their clients customizable support with choices such as standard or reverse roll, a wide array of fabric choices, a choice of fascia and hembers to complement a home's interior design, and options for solar, sheer, translucent and blackout installations.
All QMotion shades are equipped with a manual override feature that allows homeowners to operate the shades by remote control or by hand without damaging the shade and motor.