URC and Somfy Partner To Deliver Premium, Personalized Whole-Home Shade Control Experience with Bi-Directional Feedback

Industry Leaders Develop Integration Module to Deliver Luxury Experiences

HARRISON, NY (October 5, 2020)—URC, a global leader in smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications and Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, announced today a new phase of collaboration in smart home automation.

This year, URC and Somfy have partnered to create integrations between Total Control, URC’s award-winning 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 convenient device.  This collaboration will allow seamless 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.

“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 Mr. 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 www.urc-automation.com.

For more information on Somfy, visit www.somfysystems.com.

About Somfy

Somfy has been improving everyday life for more than 270 million people by designing and manufacturing intelligent motorization solutions for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections. Somfy innovates to automate and connect shades, blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior screens & pergolas for commercial and residential buildings in 58 countries across the globe. With 170+ million motors produced over the last half century, Somfy is committed to creating reliable and sustainable solutions that promote the best way of living and wellbeing for all. For more information, visit www.somfysystems.com.

About URC

Headquartered in Harrison NY USA, URC® is a global leader in smart home automation and control solutions. URC technology is respected for unsurpassed performance and reliability with over 100 million remote controls sold in the past 10 years alone. URC control systems include Total Control® and Complete Control®. Innovative URC user interfaces include tabletop controllers, in-wall touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads and mobile apps – plus voice control integration with Amazon Alexa, Apple TV and Comcast Xfinity. URC systems are custom designed, installed and maintained by a network of URC trained systems integration professionals. Its award-winning technical support and training make URC the best choice for home automation.

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