Motorized Shade

Electronic Privacy Glass Finding a Niche

By Jason Knott · May 9, 2016 • Electronic switchable electronic glass that changes from clear to frosted with the touch of a button is finding a broader niche in luxury environments. For integrators, bathrooms and wet environments are the most common applications.

Lutron® Targets Production Homebuilders at TecHomeX Conference

By Advertorial · April 11, 2016 • Commitment to the homebuilder market paves the way for home systems integrators to broaden their customer base and profitability.

NuVo, Vantage and OnQ Parent Legrand NA Acquires QMotion Motorized Shades

By Julie Jacobson · December 18, 2015 • QMotion, a rising star in high-end motorized window coverings, has been acquired by home automation and building-infrastructure manufacturer Legrand North America, parent of NuVo, Vantage and OnQ.

CEDIA 2015: BTX May Have First Motorized Shades with Bluetooth Mesh Networking

By Julie Jacobson · October 20, 2015 • BTX reappears in home-tech channel at CEDIA Expo 2015 with affordable motorized shades; demos home automation ecosystem under new Obay brand utilizing Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Seed Labs.

Golf-Themed Basement Gets Home Technology Mulligan

By CE Pro Editors · September 16, 2015 • Choose AV and Security of Wichita, Kan. turned a basement into a golf haven by installing a high-end golf system with JC Video swing analysis software as well as A/V equipment from Panasonic, JVC and Definitive Technology. The basement is outfitted with QMotion motorized shades and a Control4 automation system.

By the Numbers: Latest Trends in Motorized Window Treatments

By CE Pro Editors · February 23, 2015 • CE Pro takes a look at the trends in motorized window treatments, including Pella's Insynctive line, Lutron's Serena line and two patents from QMotion.

Motorized Blinds and Shades: Window Treatment Ideas for the Entire Home

By CE Pro Editors · November 4, 2014 • Learn how how automated window treatments can enhance different room of the home.

Video: See What’s New from Somfy

By CE Pro Editors · October 6, 2014 • Learn about Somfy's Sonesse motor range and myLink app in this video from CEDIA Expo 2014.

Tilt My Blinds Automates Existing Window Shades

By Rachel Cericola · September 29, 2014 • Upcoming option from Tilt My Blinds allows homeowners to program and control 2-inch blinds via a simple kit.

Crestron Patent App: Using Photovoltaic Shade Material for Powering Motorized Shades

By Julie Jacobson · August 25, 2014 • Say goodbye to hardwired and battery-powered motorized shades. Home Automation leader Crestron files patent application for a flexible shade material with integrated photovoltaic cells to power motorized window coverings.

QMotion Claims ‘World’s Narrowest Battery-Operated Roller Shade’

By Julie Jacobson · August 22, 2014 • Debuting at CEDIA Expo 2014, new QAdvanced roller shades from QMotion stuff motor and and batteries into shade tube, fit window openings as narrow as 15.5 inches wide.

How to Work Closely with Interior Designers

By Jason Knott · February 19, 2014 • Shalom Illouz, CEO at Powerfull Systems, shares tips on working with interior designers, including the sales process, payment process and more.

How One Integrator Stays Focused on Just Lighting & Shade Control

By Jason Knott · February 14, 2014 • Instead of di­ver­si­fying, Los Angeles-based Power­full Sys­tems focuses solely on being experts in lighting and shade control, which allows for higher prices and margins.

Lutron Resi Opportunities Tour Offers Training on Lighting, Shading, and LED Control

By CE Pro Editors · February 12, 2014 • Now in its fourth year, the Lutron Residential Opportunities Tour has been attended by thousands throughout the US and Canada.

8 Cool Motorized Shade Applications

By CE Pro Editors · December 19, 2013 • Check out these creative installations of motorized shades for home theaters, great rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Skylights and oddball shaped windows are not a problem for these integration pros.

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