Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, today announces the addition of two new power options for the PowerView® Gen 3 Automation portfolio: the Internal Rechargeable Battery for retrofit projects and PowerView+™ Gen 3 Automation for new construction. Both options uphold PowerView Gen 3’s principles of installation simplicity, performance reliability and system scalability, while also featuring redesigned motors that achieve a new standard of quiet, discreet operation.
“Our goal is to support custom installers in embracing smart shading by providing products that make their job easier and their clients happier,” said Scott Stephenson, Senior Director of Product, Global Motorization at Hunter Douglas. “The PowerView Gen 3 platform expedites the installation process for integrators, and the Internal Rechargeable Battery and PowerView+ offer more options to deliver personalized, sophisticated control of Hunter Douglas shades to homeowners.”
Internal Rechargeable Battery
The Internal Rechargeable Battery provides a clean look that does not detract from the intended design aesthetic – and offers the quietest battery-powered shade automation yet. Entirely concealed within the roller tube for a seamless look and enabling shallow mounting depths, the Internal Rechargeable Battery brings convenient, long-lasting power to Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Designer Banded Shades, Alustra® Woven Texture Roller Shades, and Alustra Architectural Shades.
The battery provides charge for approximately one year and is easily recharged, even from two stories below, via a magnetic charging connector. It offers a convenient and sustainable solution that reduces waste, conserves resources associated with manufacturing and distributing disposable batteries, and saves money for the homeowner in the long run.
PowerView+ is a premium low-voltage hardwired power and communication solution. It delivers simplicity and scalability with enhanced reliability from the wired connection. PowerView+ uses a Smart Power Supply that connects to the home network via Ethernet and leverages a hardwired communication protocol for two-way, accurate communication to up to 16 shades. The system provides a streamlined solution to concealing wire terminations and allows daisy-chaining for up to three shades from a single output. PowerView+ includes the same ultra-quiet motor technology as the Internal Rechargeable Battery and is available on Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Pirouette® Window Shadings and Silhouette® Window Shadings.
Combining PowerView Gen 3 Automation with Hunter Douglas’ extensive portfolio, integrators can offer unrivaled customization and near-infinite design possibilities, with dozens of styles and hundreds of fabrics in the widest range of shading sizes on the market.
The Internal Rechargeable Battery and PowerView+ preserve user-favorite control options for shades: Integrators can pre-schedule scenes in the PowerView App or within a third-party control system, and homeowners can trigger automations though the PowerView App, the Pebble Remote, or through their home automation ecosystem.
For a live demo of the PowerView Gen 3 collection, visit Hunter Douglas on the CEDIA Expo show floor at booth #6027.
For more information about Hunter Douglas, visit www.hunterdouglas.com.