Hunter Douglas has brought out a series of automated window treatment styles enhanced with its PowerView Motorization operating system. The company touts the shades’ and blinds’ customizability, along with their suitability for virtually any shape or size window in any smart home, theater, or control system.
Hunter Douglas window treatments are available in over 20 styles that can be automated and customized to any installation for everything from the typical living room, to a home theater, to the vaulted ceilings and large windows that are tailor-made for shading and blind integration.
The company spoke at the recent CEDIA Expo about how it has added technology to its design legacy with PowerView, the platform that automates and integrates shade control into smart home systems.
Homeowners can operate their automated Hunter Douglas shades and blinds with the PowerView App, the Pebble handheld or surface remote, a scene controller, voice command, or through a compatible automation system. PowerView can be integrated with most smart home and automation systems, such as Apple HomeKit, Control4, Crestron, Elan, IFTTT, Logitech Harmony Home, Universal Remote Control, RTI, and Savant. They can also be operated with voice control using Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, or Google Assistant.
Its automated window treatments can be programmed, scheduled, and controlled easily by the homeowner or automatically as part of a system. Styles shown in the at CEDIA included Duette Honeycomb Shades, Pirouette window shadings, Vignette Duolite modern roman shades, Silhouette window shadings, and more, each designed with unique light filtering and aesthetic. For example, the Vignette Duolite combines two fabrics into a single shade — one light filtering, the other room darkening — using just a single motor and roller tube.