Somfy Connect Universal Automation Interface Expands Connectivity Options for Easier Home Automation Integration

The Somfy Connect UAI Offers Nearly Limitless Home Automation Compatibility and Simplified Control

Somfy Systems, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior and exterior window coverings, announces the launch of the Somfy Connect Universal Automation Interface (UAI) and API for improved home automation integration. The Somfy Connect UAI is an innovative first in the window covering industry, offering a streamlined single point of integration, as well as a public, simplified API which allows integrators the flexibility to create custom window covering programming for nearly every home automation system.

"The Somfy Connect UAI is accessible, universal, and simple," said Tom Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of Somfy North America. "Somfy understands that the rapid growth of the home automation market means improved compatibility is essential. Integrators can now offer unprecedented customization of Somfy-powered motorized products."

The Somfy Connect UAI is Somfy's latest addition to its robust range of integration interfaces, joining the Somfy Connect product family. These products simplify and expand integration options for Somfy-powered motorized products.

Offering a new API means integrators can create totally customized shading options for clients, allowing consumers to experience quiet, powerful Somfy motors working seamlessly with their home automation systems so users can maximize shading benefits such as privacy, UV protection and energy savings.

The Somfy Connect UAI connects to third party systems using industry-standard RS232 and then translates commands to both Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) wireless systems and Somfy Digital Network (SDN) intelligent wired systems. Only one Somfy Connect UAI is needed per jobsite regardless of how many motorized products or types of motors are being controlled. Drivers for major automation systems will be available later this year.

"Somfy wants to provide integrators, home automation installers, and programmers the ability to seamlessly integrate with the leading systems on the market today," Murphy said. "The Somfy Connect UAI expands our compatibility, allowing Somfy to offer robust home automation solutions."

The Somfy Connect UAI will debut at CEDIA EXPO 2015; to learn more please visit Somfy at booth #3304 in Dallas, TX October 15-17.

About Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy, the global leader in the manufacturing of strong, quiet motors with electronic and app controls for both interior and exterior window coverings, has North American headquarters located in Dayton, NJ. Over 270 million users worldwide enjoy the more than 150 million motors produced by Somfy. During the past 40+ years, Somfy engineers have designed products for both commercial and residential markets to motorize window coverings such as interior shades, wood blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior solar screens and projection screens. Somfy motorization systems are easily integrated with security, HVAC and lighting systems providing total home or building automation. For more information, visit

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