Somfy, the manufacturer of motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protection, has joined the Q-SYS Technology Partner Program. The program enables software and hardware technology partners to create market-ready solutions that integrate seamlessly with Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control platform.
The Somfy Connect Universal Automation Interface (UAI) Plus plugin not only allows for commissioning and integration of Somfy Digital Network (SDN) Motors over (IP) and Ethernet, but customers can also use the UAI Plus Q-SYS plugin to control and automate or manually adjust up to 40 individual motors or motor groups.
To execute the Q-SYS CoLAB, Somfy partnered with Roll-A-Shade, a company that provides commercial window shade solutions, installing nine fully integrated shades using Somfy’s Sonesse ULTRA 50 DC RS485 motors, the SDN PowerConnect Surface-Mount Panel and the UAI+ Q-SYS plugin.
“The collaboration between Somfy, Roll-A-Shade, and Q-SYS allows us to integrate fully into the Q-SYS platform. Adding control of intelligent shading systems, audio-video support, and automation, the UAI Plus Q-SYS plugin provides customers seamless control over the Somfy motorization system,” said Maryellen Oswald, partnerships manager at Somfy North America.
“We are proud to have Somfy join our program to help accelerate growth and increase adoption of Q-SYS across the AV/IT industries to deliver elevated customer experiences,” added Geno Zaharie, principal, alliances & ecosystem, Q-SYS.
“Roll-A-Shade is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Q-SYS, further strengthening our longstanding relationship with Somfy Systems. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone for our business,” said Jason Hayes, director of business development for Roll-A-Shade.
The user-friendly UAI Plus plugin includes easy setup, firmware updates over IP, automated reporting, and is easily integrated into Q-SYS Designer Software and can be monitored and managed with Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager. Additionally, the plugin is compatible with the Somfy Synergy API and many popular home automation systems.