Soleil Home Automation Shading Showcases WhisperTrak at CEDIA Expo

Soleil Home Shading, a wholly owned division of MechoShade Systems, Inc. the leading manufacturer of window management solutions for architects and designers, will feature its latest product, WhisperTrak, at the CEDIA Expo, Booth #421.

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SOLEIL® HOME AUTOMATION SHADING SHOWCASES WHISPERTRAK™
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CEDIA EXPO, SEPTEMBER 14 -17, 2006
COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER
BOOTH # 421

Whispertrak™ sets a new standard for motorized drapery design and function

Denver, CO - Soleil® Home Automation Shading, a wholly owned division of MechoShade Systems®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of window management solutions for architects and designers, will feature its latest product, WhisperTrak™, at the CEDIA Expo, Booth # 421. The WhisperTrak™ system will be displayed in both Black and White models at the booth.

WhisperTrak™, by MechoShade is a versatile family of powerful, yet quiet, motorized drapery products with clean, monochromatic, European -quality design and engineering. Available in lengths up to 58 feet, WhisperTrak™ can be curved to the tightest radii in the industry. Utilizing a standard bus network and common aluminum profile, WhisperTrak™ provides greater flexibility in motor selection. With 24 -volt operation powering these systems, using WhisperTrak™ is as easy as plugging in a lamp.

WhisperTrak™ systems can seamlessly integrate with third party control systems such as Crestron, Lutron or Vantage. The motors can be daisy chained and then integrated with existing third party lighting or A/V systems by means of CANbus networking technology, IR, dry contact closure or Somfy® RTS wireless control technology.

The WhisperTrak™ system's two interchangeable motor models, the HD20 and MD32 vary in price, performance and control. These motors feature universal mounting capability enabling the installer to determine in the field whether to use the right or left drive. The WhisperTrak™ motorized draperies can then be operated through decorator -style compatible paddle switches, two -button switches, four -button switches, 15 -channel infrared transmitter, and a RTS wireless wall switch or transmitter when ordered with RTS motor receiver.

The WhisperTrak™ family of motors include:

The HD20 System: the most powerful, yet whisper quiet architectural motorized drapery system with maximum weight loads of 220 pounds. Whether straight or curved, the HD20 System can handle over 58 feet of drapery and is programmable up to five intermediate stop positions.

The MD32 System is medium duty, conversationally quiet and capable of handling 88 pounds of drapery over 32 feet with curving ability.


About MechoShade Systems, Inc.

MechoShade Systems, Inc. is the worlds' leading provider of manual, motorized, and automated solar shading systems for the architecture and interior design industry. Founded by Chairman Joel Berman, the first MechoShade was launched in 1969, and helped create an entire industry. Immediately recognized for its innovation, the MechoShade solar shade was noted by authors such as Suzanne Slesin in her book, "HIGH TECH", and was given the prestigious ROSCOE award. Headquartered in Long Island City, New York MechoShade is a vertically integrated company which designs and manufactures entire systems including hardware, shade cloths, motor controls and central control software.

In response to the oil embargo years of the 1970s, MechoShade designed and developed the first automated solar shading systems for such clients such as IBM and the Gregory Bateson Building (exterior shades) in California, which marked a watershed moment for environmental and energy efficient design.

Today, MechoShade provides contemporary solutions for today's design challenges of sustainability, WindowManagement™ and healthful materials. The AAC/SolarTrac automated solar shade system, was selected for the worlds' most advanced building integrating daylighting, The New York Times Building. EcoVeil™ is considered the first ever "Ecoeffective" solar shade cloth. The Mecho/5 system with EcoVeil is rated as a Silver, Cradle to Cradle product under the protocol created by MBDC and referenced in the book Cradle to Cradle, authored by William McDonough and Michael Braungardt.

MechoShade is represented and distributed worldwide. Contact www.mechoshade.com for more information.


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