Somfy Systems to Introduce ZigBee(R) Compatible Technology and New Home Automation Applications at CES 2012

New Technologies Enable Greater Cross Platform Compatibility

DAYTON, N.J., Jan 06, 2012 - - Somfy Systems, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of motors for interior and exterior window coverings, will participate in the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, from January 10 - - 13 in Las Vegas. Somfy will introduce several products and technologies that make comprehensive home automation more intuitive, accessible and compatible across multiple platforms at CES.

Somfy Systems products and solutions featured at CES South Hall Ground Level, Booth 21159 include:

- - TaHomA(R), Somfy's total home automation system, enables users to control Somfy -powered motorized window coverings along with lights and thermostats. Somfy will showcase new remote monitoring capabilities along with TaHomA iPad(R) and iPhone(R) and iPod Touch(R) apps which will be available for download early 2012.

- - ZigBee(R)Digital Motor Interface integrates Somfy's line of digital motors into third party ZigBee(R) home automation systems. Somfy's intelligent digital motor technology provides 2 -way communication and real -time motor position status updates, giving users precise control over their motorized window coverings through their automation systems.

- - The Glydea(TM) ZigBee(R) Plug -In Module provides embedded ZigBee(R) control of Somfy's line of Glydea drapery motors for integration with third party automation systems. The module offers total drapery control via ZigBee(R) including open, close, stop, and the "My" Position - - Somfy's customizable intermediate position anywhere between fully open and fully closed.

- - Glydea(TM) Z -Wave(R) Plug -In Module provides embedded Z -Wave(R) control of Somfy -powered motorized draperies for third party automation systems as well TaHomA(R). The module offers automation systems total control of Somfy motorized draperies via Z -Wave(R) including open, close, stop, and the "My" Position - - Somfy's customizable intermediate position anywhere between fully open and fully closed.

About Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy, the world leader in manufacturing of specialized motors and electronic controls for residential and commercial interior and exterior window covering markets, has North American headquarters located in Dayton, N.J. For more than three decades, engineers at Somfy have been designing products to motorize interior and exterior window coverings such as interior shades, wood blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior solar screens, projection screens and more. Somfy motorization systems are easily integrated with security, HVAC, and lighting systems, providing total home or building automation. For more information, visit .

SOURCE: Somfy Systems, Inc.

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