Home system integrator shadow and screen issues resolved


Over the past two years, SI has returned to its roots by placing its commitment to the success of home system integrators in the motorized blinds and screens industry at the heart of everything it does, manifested in a multitude of new products to solve problems. .

“There is nothing more important to us at SI than the success of our partner dealers. Despite a difficult pandemic in 2020, we have never stopped listening to our integrators, ”said Ryan Gustafson, CEO of SI. “They are the reason we do what we do, and our top priority has always been to develop the types of projection screens and shading products they want. They tell us what we can do to improve ourselves, and their suggestions motivate and inspire us.

The information SI collects from its network of integrators guides the development of technologies, products and systems that overcome common challenges in the field effectively and efficiently, while providing end users with beautiful smart home environments. , practical and fun.

User-friendly and easy to install exterior blinds

Take, for example, the company’s latest shading offering, Zen 2. “Dealers wanted a designer exterior shading solution that was easy to install,” says Ryan. SI has achieved both of these goals with this new offer. On the one hand, Zen 2 is the first motorized exterior shading solution focused on decoration. It effortlessly transforms outdoor spaces into comfortable and stylish living spaces, while also blending seamlessly into the design of the home via a primed cassette option and can be custom painted for a perfect color match. It also settles in half the time of other outdoor shading systems thanks to its unique snap-on tube, hidden bracket attachment and hands-free installation process. Suitable for popular outdoor shade fabrics up to 25 feet wide and 16 feet high, Zen 2 includes everything needed for a complete setup.

Affordable power for Zigbee

When Matt Uh, owner of Gulf Coast Shades & Blinds in Pensacola approached Ryan about the need for an affordable power supply for low voltage Zigbee shades and screens, SI immediately got to work, introducing Kratos few weeks later. While significantly less expensive than SI’s flagship Janus power and control hub, Kratos doesn’t sacrifice any build quality or operational performance. The durable steel frame is cool to the touch and is designed for installations in walls, risers and overhead plenums. Additionally, each of Kratos’ eight ports is protected against electrical short circuits and wiring errors. The perfect complement to SI’s Zigbee 3.0 low voltage motors, at a suggested retail price of $ 389, Kratos offers integrators a complete, turnkey low voltage shading solution as an alternative to 485 based hardwired shading designs.

“It’s so refreshing to work with a manufacturer who is open to talking and building the types of products we need to do our jobs better. The whole SI team really cares about our success and, time and time again, does everything they can to help, ”says Uh.

Control for all

According to Ryan, “Dealers hate being put in a corner with control. “This is why SI has developed the TRO.Y Gateway, which” opens all doors to all control systems. The TRO.Y IP control gateway allows integrators to program the movement of blinds and motorized screens in an efficient, simple and economical manner. A task that once took hours to accomplish on a dedicated Windows PC, with multiple software applications for keyboards, RF remotes, and motor setups, now takes minutes from any standard web browser.

No more panels and huge ducts for multiple shades / screens

SI’s new Janus Power and Control Hub also solves a very specific home technology integrator problem. In the past, integrators had no choice but to mount huge panels or run ducts to provide power and control multiple screens or motorized shades. SI’s revolutionary Janus hub, however, can get the job done at a fraction of the size of traditional panels, without the need for a conduit. Janus is 75% smaller than its closest competitor, but has the capacity to accommodate up to eight screens / shades and eight accessories, such as keyboards.

It is this open line of communication with integrators that has helped SI steadily rise through the ranks as a market leader in motorized blinds and screens. Recognized this year as “Bullet Brand” in CE ProIn the annual brand analysis report, SI now ranks second in the category of motorized shades and first in the category of motorized screens.

Whether the integrator’s wish is for design, installation, price or beyond, SI listens and is ready to design and design the ideal shading and screen solution. By meeting the specific needs of its integrators, SI provides them with significant products that make a real difference in their shading and motorized screen projects. To be part of the SI home technology integration family, visit www.screeninnovations.com/become-a-dealer/ today!

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