QMotion UK and Rako have revealed that QMotion FM Roller and Roman blinds can now be natively integrated into Rako lighting control systems, without the need for special drivers, interfaces or extra programming. This development will increase the market opportunity for integrators, making automated lighting and blind installation quicker and easier to improve project profitability. 

“Lighting and shading control are great complementary technologies for integrators, working on every type of project, from entry level to high end smart homes,” comments Ian Claxton, Director at QMotion UK. “Native integration between QMotion Blinds and Rako lighting control systems is a significant step forward for the market and provides the installer with a premium RF lighting and shading system without unnecessary control interfaces.” 

“This partnership will bring major time and cost-saving benefits,” adds Paul Wafer, Managing Director at Rako Controls. “It enables faster and simpler installation in every application to bring full functionality, greater comfort and convenience within easy reach of smart home integrators, electricians and their customers.”   

Both low voltage wired and battery powered versions of QMotion’s FM Blinds are available to integrate natively with Rako lighting control systems via the Rako RK-HUB or WK-HUB. The wireless control protocol is embedded within the HUB, enabling initial set up and operation. Once the blinds are configured, they automatically become part of the Rako system. 

Installers can operate simple open, stop and close functions alongside four pre-set park positions as well as set any percentage level of blind opening between fully open and fully closed. Rako ‘Holiday Mode’ integrates automatic activation of lighting and shading for added security when the home is unoccupied.   

Up to eight QMotion UK blinds can be connected per room. On larger projects and where additional RF range may be required, then multiple Rako HUBS linked via the LAN can be used, without any limitations. Control is possible via the Rako wired or wireless controller. 

QMotion blinds are energy efficient thanks to the company’s patented counterbalancing spring technology which keeps battery power consumption to an absolute minimum and delivers near silent operation in every application. The patented QMotion manual-override command also allows the end user the ability to operate the blinds by hand without damaging the automated mechanism. The manual override feature provides an unrivalled level of control 

QMotion resellers and distributors can use the QMotion Online Configurator to choose a ‘Rako’ blind system. All Rako control equipment is available for purchase and support directly from Rako. 

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