Control motorized interior window coverings with Z-Wave


Somfy offers an easiest way to integrate motorized interior and exterior stuff into your home automation system using its ILT Z-Wave interface. The interface allows a simple connection to the ILT 2-way communicating motor head and can be setup in less than a minute. After that you may control roller/solar, pleated/cellular, 2-inch horizontal blinds, sheer horizontals and roman/woven shades from touchscreen console, remote control or keypad via Z-Wave. Z-Wave is supported by many commercial and open source smarthome systems (LinuxMCE is one of them).

The Somfy ILT Z-Wave interface will be suitable and for home theaters to roll up/out projector’s screen.

Unfortunately I didn’t found any information about the price of the Somfy ILT Z-Wave interface and availability for Europe. If you have such information or maybe know the same device from other producer, please, drop the comment.

[via Mavromatic]

Control of Motorized Devices via Z-Wave unit


Now you can control some motorized devices such window blinds or shutters, projector Screens or TV lifts using Z-Wave unit. ABMHZ motor control produced by Electronic Solutions offers that possibility. It is in a“Plug & Play” box and is compatible with most 115VAC motors.

With the ABMHZ Z-Wave motor control you can add Z-Wave capabilities to a wide variety of residential applications.

[via AutomatedHome]