The new Sonesse 28 WireFree RTS External Battery motor is the newest addition to Somfy’s Designed for Silence wire-free motor range for motorized window coverings. It features a compact size and smaller diameter motor head, making it a great fit for the motorization of shades on smaller windows.
“The improved sound performance and wireless design makes this motor perfect for today’s decorative shading solutions,” said Somfy North America Product Manager Brent Holup.
Sonesse 28 Adjustable Speed Control
The Sonesse 28 WireFree RTS External Battery motor features smooth motion with adjustable speed control and is compatible with Somfy’s Situo Variation remote for precise control of sheer and layered shades.
Built-in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) immunity is also ideal for use in layered shades.
Recessed Programming Button
The new motor features a recessed programming button on the motor head for easier installation and programming. It also includes an LED low battery indicator to let users know when it’s time to recharge the shade.
Charging the external Li-ion battery can be accomplished through a plug-in wall charger or via a solar option. The Sonesse 28 WireFree RTS External Battery motor can also be powered without a battery, thus using a plug-and-play 12V DC power supply.
App and Voice Control for Sonesse 28
Users can also enjoy app control and voice control of motorized shading through Somfy’s myLink hub and TaHoma gateway. Somfy’s smart shading works with a wide variety of smart home systems like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Brilliant, IFTTT, SmartThings, Philips Hue, Crestron, Control4, and Savant.
Users can create scenes and schedules for smart home products, including motorized shades, that can be controlled through an app, voice control, or with automated schedules. Users can create a Good Morning schedule, for instance, that raises all their bedroom shades in the morning, turns on the lights, and starts the morning news.
Third-party home automation integration also makes it simple to create a fully realized smart home with motorized shading. Smart shading is an integral component of the modern smart home, providing energy savings, comfort, and privacy.
“The Sonesse 28 WireFree RTS External Battery motor expands Somfy’s wire-free motor range and increases smart shading opportunities for smaller windows with rechargeable power,” Holup said.