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Hunter Douglas Introduces Wireless Integration System for its Motorized Shading Solutions at CEDIA Expo 2013 (18/9/2013)
CEDIA Expo 2013
Hunter Douglas, North America’s leading custom window fashions manufacturer, offers the largest, most diversified range of upscale motorized shading solutions as well as the most extensive dealer network. Now, precise control and integration with third-party controls is possible as never before. The company’s new Platinum™ Gateway and Repeater System, a finalist in the CEDIA 2013 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards, combines form with function to seamlessly integrate motorized shadings with third-party controls.
“Everybody is looking for a better user experience in home automation,” said Paul Kenline, Hunter Douglas Product & Brand Manager of Automated Systems. “With the Platinum Gateway and Repeater System, integration professionals can easily (and wirelessly) integrate the beauty and functionality of Hunter Douglas window coverings into a whole home solution.”
Designed to operate the full array of Hunter Douglas motorized products, the Platinum Gateway provides customers with creative, custom control from the free Hunter Douglas Platinum App, as well as from third-party systems via serial and IR communication. With the Platinum App, consumers can expect a user-friendly interface to enhance natural home lighting and optimize privacy, security and energy management. The timer feature allows users to schedule personalized “Scenes” for the ultimate in convenience. The Gateway activates customized shade position settings (“Scenes”) through wirelessly transmitted signals sent through the Platinum App or third-party controller to any or every shade.
Platinum Repeaters work in conjunction with the Platinum Gateway to extend the signal range to accommodate almost any size home. As an integration solution, the possibilities are endless and incredibly simple. The internal IR receiver and serial port receive commands from third-party controllers and the Gateway transmits the Platinum RF signals to the Platinum Repeaters. The Repeaters then relay the correct position commands to every shading in the home. Integrated control is available via IP, RS-232 and IR input. Shades can be incorporated into an existing security system for additional safety benefits, or shading solutions can be tied into a whole home automation network.
riced at just over $300 retail, the Platinum Gateway Kit includes the Gateway module, Ethernet cable, Serial cable, DC Power Supply and 1 Platinum Repeater Kit (comprised of 1 Platinum USB Repeater and DC Power Supply). In addition, the Platinum App is only the app of its kind with no service fees.
With the Platinum Gateway, shades do more than stand alone, they stand out.
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