(PEARL RIVER, NY – SEPTEMBER 2017) – When it comes to creating window treatments that blend cutting-edge technology and high-end design, Hunter Douglas has customers covered. And now, the company is reaffirming its dedication to shades that are both stylish and smart with enhancements to its innovative wireless operating system, PowerView® Motorization. While the system—which enables users to control, time and set their shades to raise, lower, tilt and traverse automatically to suit their schedule—is currently compatible with home automated programs including Nest, Logitech, Savant and more, the new technology is now turbocharged, with added connectivity to industry-leading voice-activated devices from Amazon and Google. And, consumers can look forward to PowerView functionality with Apple® HomeKit™, set to launch later this year.
This technology trifecta offers homeowners who desire a smarter, more personalized living environment the power to control privacy, ambiance and even energy efficiency with a click of a button or through voice control. While the updated system certainly boasts brains, it is beautiful to boot, with thoughtful design enhancements for each of its components:
- The artfully-shaped PowerView® Pebble Controller now features three new, on-trend colors – Ecru, Oyster and Mist. These neutral additions join the current offering, providing ten fashion-forward shades and even more hues that complement all interiors—from traditional to totally modern.
- The PowerView® Hub, the system’s heart and command center, has evolved to echo the Pebble’s appearance for a more cohesive look, while also offering faster processing speeds for an improved user experience. And, since it is now Wi-Fi enabled, there is no need to be restrained to a router. Place the hub anywhere in the home and have it serve as a functional objet d’art.
- The PowerView App, used to control individual shades and create Scenes—pre-programmed shade positions (like “Rise and Shine,” “Dinner Party,” or “Movie Night”)—has been reintroduced with an upgraded user interface. Most notably, the App spotlights a refined color scheme and a Dashboard feature—a customizable ‘home page’ where users can add favorite Scenes, Shades and Automations—for a more intuitive experience in lock-step with homeowners’ unique lifestyles.
- The PowerView® Repeater is equipped with strengthened signal ranges for even greater coverage throughout the home. Its sleeker style matches the new hub, accentuated by an LED light at its base that provides customized illumination day or night. Homeowners can select from a collection of seven hues, adjust the intensity, and include them in Scenes created in the PowerView® App.
Thanks to these PowerView® Motorization brand enhancements, homeowners have it made in the shade when creating an environment that works with their lifestyles, on their terms and in style. For more information on PowerView® Motorization and the complete Hunter Douglas portfolio, visit www.hunterdouglas.com.
Hunter Douglas PowerView® Motorization and all Hunter Douglas window products are available at your local Hunter Douglas Dealer – Windo VanGo in Broomfield Colorado
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About Hunter Douglas, Inc.
Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural products. The company is a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in Habitat homes built in the U.S. and Canada. Hunter Douglas branded products are designed, developed and custom-crafted in the U.S. Get details at www.windovango.com