Somfy Gives Users Control from Anywhere Outside the Home via Mobile Apps
Dayton, N.J. (January 10, 2012) - Somfy Systems, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of radio -controlled motors for interior and exterior window coverings, today announced that it is launching a suite of mobile apps that will allow users to access and control their TaHomA® systems from a variety of mobile devices. TaHomA® is Somfy's total home automation system that enables users to control Somfy -powered motorized window coverings along with lights and thermostats. The TaHomA iPad® app is currently available for download from the iTunes App Store for $29.99; an additional demo app for the iPad® as well as an iPhone® and iPod Touch® app will be available early this year.
The iPad® Demo app will allow users to explore and configure a virtual TaHomA® system. This version of Somfy's TaHomA® app will allow users to simply select a Scene or device and watch how TaHomA® automatically adjusts window coverings, lighting and temperature. The Demo app's interface is the same as the one a homeowner would utilize in managing an actual TaHomA® system.
Accessible directly from an iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch®, the rest of the TaHomA® app suite lets users take control of their home's "energy triangle" on the go. The apps utilize intuitive graphics that allow users to easily make adjustments to the devices that make up their TaHomA® system, such as Somfy -powered motorized shades, blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, and projection screens; lights; and thermostats.
With the iPad® app, users will be able to make adjustments to their home's lighting, thermostat and Somfy -powered motorized products as well as create new Scenes and Schedules. The TaHomA® iPad® app is divided into three sections which are easily accessible via menu bar across the bottom of the screen: LiveView Dashboard, Scene Configurator, and Schedule Configurator. This app gives users complete control of their TaHomA® system by offering the same robust functionality as the existing web -based TaHomA® interface.
Somfy's TaHomA® iPhone® and iPod Touch® app gives users quick access to all the devices and existing Scenes in their TaHomA® system. Users can also create new Schedules to automatically activate Scenes according to time of day, day of the week, range of dates, or sunrise and sunset times.
Visit booth South 1 - 21159 at CES to get a closer look at all of these mobile apps. For more information about the TaHomA® system, visit www.somfytahoma.com.
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.