Smart home automation and control company URC and window coverings technology company Somfy have entered into what they are terming a new phase of collaboration in smart home automation. The companies have partnered to create integrations between Total Control, URC’s residential and commercial automation platform, and TaHoma, a gateway hub with embedded Radio Technology Somfy (RTS) and Zigbee 3.0 radio connectivity that communicates with both new and legacy Somfy products in one device. This collaboration will allow control of Somfy-powered shades, blinds and curtains via URC’s control products.

The two-way module supports Somfy bi-directional feedback for Zigbee 3.0 products on URC Total Control systems – a long-awaited feature for integrators, say the companies in the announcement.

“We are very pleased to partner with Somfy to help residential and commercial consumers enjoy the benefits of their custom shades, blinds and curtains via our Total Control system,” stated Chang K. Park, founder and CEO of URC. “This collaboration allows our dealers to continue to deliver superior experiences to luxury spaces.”

“We are thrilled that our innovative natural light management offer works together with URC’s Total Control system,” said Yilmaz Ozturan, president-CEO Somfy North America. “Collaborations like this emphasize Somfy’s focus on helping integrators and partners expand opportunities with flexible integration options for Somfy-powered interior and exterior shading, pergolas, and awnings.”  For more information about URC, visit its new website at www.urc-automation.com. For more information on Somfy, visit www.somfysystems.com.

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