The Next Generation Somfy
Provides Voice Control and Expanded Integration
Somfy’s myLink™ Offers
Voice Control, Better Performance and Better Value for the CEDIA Channel
DAYTON, NJ – The myLink™ from Somfy Systems, Inc., the world’s
largest manufacturer of radio-controlled motors for interior and exterior
window coverings, allows for mobile control of Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) motorized
products from a smartphone or tablet and acts as a bridge to integrate with
third-party systems. With updated hardware and software, the myLink improves
performance and expands integration options for Somfy-powered motorized window
Voice control is available for Somfy RTS products now that the
myLink offers a smart home skill for Amazon Alexa. Users can control their
Somfy-powered products through simple voice commands like, “Alexa, turn the
shades on/off.” They can also incorporate RTS products into their Amazon Alexa routines,
operating window coverings along with other smart products like lighting,
thermostats, TVs and more.
The revamped myLink interface features a sleek, modern design as
well as improved response time and security enhancements. A dual antenna design
strengthens RF performance, while dual band WiFi support makes the myLink
compatible with more home networks than ever before.
Software enhancements allows the myLink to act as an IP bridge for
wireless integration of RTS products into home automation systems, making it
easier than ever to bring the value of motorized window coverings into a smart
home environment. Control4 and Savant drivers are currently available with more
soon to come for other major home automation systems.
The Somfy myLink is also compatible with the
Somfy Synergy™ API integration protocol, for integrators who would like to
create custom programming for their projects. This API offers new IP
solutions, openness through drivers, and consistency for integrators from
project to project.
“Somfy has always been committed to making high-quality products
that are integration ready,” said Tom Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of Somfy North America.
“The myLink is the latest effort to simplify integration with our wide scope of
Somfy is also finalizing the details for the next expansion of
myLink: IFTTT (If This, Then That)
compatibility. Stay tuned!
will be demonstrating its wide range of award-winning integration and motorized
shade solutions at Booth #5013 at CEDIA 2018, including the myLink, SDN PoE Gateway
and the CEPRo Best winner the Sonesse 30 (Li-ion) RTS motor, an ultra-quiet
rechargeable motor solution for shades and blinds.
Click here to learn more about the Somfy myLink.
About Somfy Systems, Inc.
Somfy®, the global leader in the manufacturing of strong,
quiet motors with electronic and app controls for both interior and exterior
window coverings, has North American offices in New Jersey, Florida and
California. Over 270 million users worldwide enjoy the more than 160 million
motors produced by Somfy. During the
past 45+ years, Somfy engineers have designed products for both commercial and
residential markets to motorize window coverings such as interior shades, wood
blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior solar screens and
projection screens. Somfy motorization
systems are easily integrated with security, HVAC and lighting systems
providing total home or building automation.
For more information, visit www.somfysystems.com