Somfy Systems Introduces ZigBee® Digital Motor Interface

The ZigBee® Digital Motor Interface integrates Somfy's line of digital motors into third party home automation systems.

Dayton, N.J. (January 11, 2012) - Somfy Systems, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of motors for interior and exterior window coverings, will introduce its new ZigBee® Digital Motor Interface at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).


The ZigBee® Digital Motor Interface integrates Somfy's line of digital motors into third party 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. Only one interface is required per motor and no external power is required as the ZigBee® Digital Motor Interface draws power directly from the motor.

The ZigBee® Digital Motor Interface is designed for use with the following Somfy motors: Sonesse® 30 RS485, Sonesse® 50 ILT motors and LT50 ILT motors. The interface is compatible with the ZigBee® Pro Stack feature set.

While drivers for third party automation systems are still in the final stages of development, both the interface and drivers will be available mid -2012. For an interactive demonstration of the ZigBee® Glydea card, visit Somfy's booth, #21159, at CES 2012.

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 www.somfysystems.com.

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