Crestron Shows New Quiet Shade Controller


At CEDIA this week Crestron is lowering the volume on its shade motors with a new Digital QMT (Quiet Motor Technology) motor and a power supply (CSA-PWS10S-HUB-CAEN) that supports up to ten motorized shades and provides integrated diagnostics and controls.

The Digital QMT motor can operate Crestron window shades of any size and the company say it provides more torque in a smaller package than any other manufacturer’s motor. Crestron says it not only reduces power consumption but also allows the motor to be paired with shades ranging from 17 inches to more than 10 feet wide, with no difference in operating noise and performance. According to Crestron, no other shade motor can fit into such narrow windows.

The new Crestron CSA-PWS10S-HUB-CAEN power supply can power up to ten motorized shades, each with its own fuse. The integrated five-segment C


resnet hub provides an isolated control network for each pair of shades, therefore limiting the impact of any wiring faults. The power supply ships ready to mount on the wall or pre-installed in a 1×1 CAEN enclosure for easy, clean installation.

The CSA-PWS10S-HUB-CAEN can be integrated to work with all Crestron shade motors and includes built-in diagnostics that make it simple for shading professionals to identify broken wires, shorts and blown fuses.

Here are all the specs and options: