The new RS 485 RTS transmitter brings wireless control of Somfy powered blinds, curtains, screens and lifts to your home automation set-up. With drivers already available to interface to Crestron, AMX and Control 4 smart home systems, the unit is capable of managing up to 16 groups or individual blinds. Read on for the full PR.
The new RS 485 RTS Transmitter is the ideal solution for wireless control of Somfy powered blinds, curtains, screens and lifts. Capable of interfacing with major 3rd party control systems such as Crestron, AMX and Control 4 who have all developed their own drivers for ease of integration. The unit is easy to install and commission and is capable of managing up to 16 groups of Somfy RTS motorised products (curtains, Venetian blinds, roller shades awnings etc) individually or as a group. The unit has five dry contact input ports as an additional control option.
Other products included in the range are the Somfy RS485 4ILT interface which can control up to four Somfy ILT motors and provide bi-directional communication for perfect alignment and exact blind positioning. The RS 485 ILT interface is also compatible with all universal infrared remote controls, can control motors individually and has the option to create eight different scenes. The latest product, which will be launched later this year, is the new Sonesse™ 30 RS 485 quiet drive motor. This is an intelligent motor designed for powering a range of interior blind and screen applications. Some of the key features of the Sonesse™ 30 RS 485 motor include bi-directional serial communication with third party control systems via RS 485, the ability to provide 16 intermediate positions, feedback for exact motor position for precise control from third party systems and also rated at 44 dBa to provide quiet operation.
“The launch of 485 RTS Transmitter should make Somfy products the first-choice for custom installers looking for competitively priced motorised blinds and screens,” says Charlotte Townend, Market Manager at Somfy. “The ability to integrate Somfy powered solutions with third party control systems is a great feature that will be welcomed by custom installers, and by those looking to fully exploit the potential for motorisation. Our wide range of solutions will deliver an installation offering high functionality for the client,that is feature-rich with in-built reliability and high performance.”
One of the key benefits of the Somfy solutions is convenience for the end-user. Offering homeowners complete control over all of the applications in their home, from the ability to instantly check which curtains are drawn open or closed, whether screens are up, down or in a favourite position, awnings are retracted, all at the touch of a button – from anywhere in the property. This centralised control is the cornerstone of Somfy Home Motion.
For advice on how best to incorporate the RS485 RTS Transmitter and other Somfy products into a home automation installation, contact Somfy: web – www.somfysmarthome.co.uk email – firstname.lastname@example.org “