Coulisse Partners With Eve to Launch Smart Blinds With Apple HomeKit Support

Coulisse Partners With Eve to Launch Smart Blinds With Apple HomeKit Support

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Coulisse has partnered with Eve to launch of a range of smart blind motors with Apple HomeKit support.

The range, that includes wireless motors for roller blinds, Venetian blinds, cellular shades and curtains, aims at making motorized blinds accessible as a mass-product. Designed to create a delightful user experience, it drastically simplifies the use of a motorized blind by enabling installation, automation and control directly on the iPhone. The range, that as the first in the market includes the new home connectivity standard Thread, will become available over the course of this year, starting with a roller blind motor in the second quarter of 2021.

Coulisse Partners With Eve to Launch Smart Blinds With Apple HomeKit Support

The new range is an extension of the Coulisse automation concept, called MotionBlinds. The motors can be easily installed and do not require a bridge or hub to control with your iPhone.

Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems: ‘As the blinds connect via Bluetooth, the set-up does not require any gateway or bridge. By simply scanning a QR code, the blinds are automatically and securely set-up, ready to be controlled by app or voice. In just a few seconds you are done.' Software-updates for activation of the latest features and user-experience improvements appear automatically in the Eve app. As a result, limited to no service or support is required after installation.

Christiaan Roetgering, owner and CEO of Coulisse. ‘Thanks to the Eve software, this new motor range is a gamechanger in the interior window coverings market. The simplicity of both installation and use is unmatched. All complexity is eliminated, and the installation time drastically reduced. Combined with the fact that you don’t need a hub anymore this offers major cost advantages. It opens up the way to make motorized blinds available to a broad audience and widely embraced as a product that brings joy and value to everyday life in the home.’

Once set up, the blinds can interact with other HomeKit certified accessories including light bulbs, thermostats, movement detectors and other sensor-based accessories. Instead of relying on the cloud, all data and intelligence are stored locally on the motor, which means data exchanged in the home stays in the home.

MotionBlinds integrate Thread, an upcoming, open application layer standard being developed by the Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP) Working Group within the Zigbee Alliance.

Jerome Gackel: ‘Not only is Thread the third native protocol used by Apple HomeKit, complementing Bluetooth and WLAN. It will also be a corner stone of project CHIP (Connected Home over IP), the smart home standard of the future that is currently being developed by Google, Amazon, Apple and numerous IoT-manufacturers. Thread is sure to become the new standard in low-power home networking which makes our new motors a future-proof choice.’

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