Hunter Douglas Intros PowerView+ and PowerView AC for Automated Shade Control

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Hunter Douglas just introduced two new installation solutions for a premium automated shade experience. PowerView+ is a new low-voltage, hardwired shading control system with new motors and better communication for automated Hunter Douglas shades. PowerView AC is an AC-powered solution for large windows and/or banks of windows up to 240 inches wide.

PowerView+ delivers advanced automated shade capabilities, featuring a new 16-Shade Smart Power Supply that provides hardwired power and communication to the shades. It connects via Ethernet to the home IP network and via a standard four-conductor control cable to the shades. The motor housing design of the PowerView+ system dampens vibrations to reduce overall shade motor noise. PowerView+ is available on Designer Roller Shades, Designer Screen Shades, Pirouette Window Shadings and Silhouette Window Shadings.

PowerView AC provides RF control of 120VAC-powered Designer Roller Shades and Designer Screen Shades. PowerView AC allows shade coupling for side-by-side windows reaching up to 240-inches wide and up to five shades. Coupling provides one set of wiring for multiple windows, automation synchronization and a larger surface area.

Both PowerView+ and PowerView AC utilize so-called “ultra-quiet” motors, with the PowerView Hub continuing to serve as the central point of control of the shades and the interface to third-party control systems. PowerView+ and PowerView AC shades can be combined in a mixed environment along with standard PowerView wired or battery-operated shades for one seamless whole-home system. In all cases, dealers can offer customers control of their shades independently through the PowerView App and the Pebble Remote, or integrate PowerView with popular home automation and control systems including Control4, Crestron, Savant, Elan, URC and others.

Size options have increased for many shade styles across all PowerView Automation systems, including custom sizes up to 156-inches wide x 180-inches high for Designer Screen Shades. Pricing is custom quoted based on style, fabric, color, size options and the PowerView Automation system.