Extron announced a partnership with Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings, projection screens and exterior solar protection. Extron control capabilities will be combined with Somfy powered products for smart-building projects, aiming to offer product integrations that simplify installation, setup, automation and control. A simple press on the Extron touchscreen will allow users to adjust motorized shades and projection screens and interact with other AV equipment in the room.
Through the integration of Somfy powered products and Extron Control System Drivers and Device Modules, users can access many smart features. Somfy powered products can work in concert with an occupancy sensor, providing touch-free automatic control. Examples of uses for the room automation system include raising the shades and projection screen when a room is no longer in use or can lowering the appropriate shades in preparation for a presentation based upon lighting level in the room.
The Extron control processor communicates with the Somfy powered products via standard control protocols. Sensors can be used to trigger automated settings for shades and projector screens based on room occupancy, ambient light level and more.