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Somfy Introduces Award-winning SDN Power over Ethernet Gateway

Somfy Introduces Award-winning SDN Power over Ethernet Gateway


Somfy’s SDN Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gateway Adds to Somfy’s Award-Winning Line of Products

Somfy Systems, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of motors for interior and exterior window coverings, is excited to launch the SDN Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gateway. The SDN PoE Gateway is a low-voltage power distribution and network-connected module that utilizes 60-watt PoE technology to power and control the Somfy® 24V RS485 motorization offer for interior shades and draperies. 

The SDN PoE recently won the Commercial Integrator BEST Award at InfoComm 2018. The winners of the Commercial Integrator BEST Awards are chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator. Products are judged on categories such as innovation, creativity, and business benefits.

“Our SDN Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gateway extends and enhances Somfy Digital Network™ capabilities,” said Tom Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of Somfy North America. “Somfy is proud to launch this innovative and award-winning SDN product.”

The compact SDN PoE Gateway is capable of powering single or multiple motors, delivering up to 51W of power and Ethernet-based connectivity. The SDN PoE Gateway is powered and connected via standard Cat 5e/6 UTP cable and controls SDN motors. It works with all IEEE 802.3bt protocols and is compliant with Cisco UPoE.

Easy to connect and disconnect with daisy-chain capability, the device also supports both Somfy Synergy™ API and CoAP Digital Building API. Compatible with the Molex Transcend Control System, the SDN PoE Gateway distributes power and data to Somfy-powered shade and drapery motors.

Automating window coverings protects homes from UV light, saves energy, maintains privacy and adds to the comfort and convenience of everyday living. With a variety of controls and integration devices, Somfy provides a shading solution for every home.

Somfy will be demonstrating it’s wide range of award-winning integration and motorized shade solutions at Booth #5013 at CEDIA 2018, including the 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 SDN PoE Gateway. 

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