URC and Somfy have promised to deliver a premium, personalised whole-home shade control experience with bi-directional feedback.

URC, smart home automation platform and Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, have announced a new phase of collaboration in smart home automation.

This year, URC and Somfy have partnered to create integrations between Total Control, URC’s residential and commercial automation platform, and TaHoma, a gateway hub with embedded Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) and Zigbee 3.0 radio connectivity that communicates with both new and legacy Somfy products in one convenient device.

This collaboration will allow seamless control of Somfy powered shades, blinds and curtains via URC’s control products, says the partners.

The two-way module supports Somfy bi-directional feedback for Zigbee 3.0 products on URC Total Control systems, a long-awaited feature for integrators.

“We are very pleased to partner with Somfy to help residential and commercial consumers enjoy the benefits of their custom shades, blinds and curtains via our Total Control system,” says Mr. Chang K. Park, Founder and CEO of URC. “This collaboration allows our dealers to continue to deliver superior experiences to luxury spaces.”

“We are thrilled that our innovative natural light management offer works together with URC’s Total Control system,” adds Yilmaz Ozturan, President-CEO Somfy North America. “Collaborations like this emphasize Somfy’s focus on helping integrators and partners expand opportunities with flexible integration options for Somfy-powered interior and exterior shading, pergolas, and awnings.”

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