QMotion’s Innovative Wireless Drapery Rod Receives CE Pro 2014 BEST Award

QMotion Advanced Shading Systems released the industry’s first and only track-less, wireless motorized drapery rod which was recognized September 12th as one of CE Pro’s 2014 Best Electronic Systems Technologies.

The automated drapery rods are operated via remote control and each rod is equipped with an exclusive manual override feature, Touch Wand Activation, allowing users to gently ‘tap’ the wand to open or close draperies via movement sensing technology.

The battery-operated motorized drapery rod was chosen as one of 2014’s Best Electronic Systems Technologies by a panel of accomplished industry leaders and editors. Products were awarded based on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits for the end user. The groundbreaking technology behind these wireless drapery rods highlights QMotion’s dedication to offering quality window fashions while keeping ease of use for end users in mind.

To learn more about QMotion’s innovative, automated shades and window treatments visit www.QMotionShades.com.

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Smart Home Trends – Motorized Shading Control

Rising energy costs and the trend to “go green” have increased demands for products that reduce energy consumption. Installing motorized shades or blinds in your home or commercial space will allow ease of light management and help reduce utility bills while better controlling indoor temperatures.

“Smart” motorized shades can be programmed to adjust automatically throughout the day, so there is no need to remember to lower or raise shades. QMotion’s automated roller shade and cellular shade collections are a great addition to any eco-conscious home. These easy to install, battery-operated shades add a sleek and elegant look in homes or commercial workspaces.

Want even more savings? Try QMotion’s roller shade fabrics with KOOLBLACK™ technology. These advanced fabrics are patented to enhance dark colored yarn’s heat reflectivity for a 23% improvement in solar heat gain reduction.

Both automated roller shade and honeycomb collections are available with intuitive timing systems that automatically raise and lower with your local sunrise and sunset times. Use the timer remote to create a customized schedule or enter your ZIP code for smart control.

Because QMotion’s window fashions are battery-powered, there is no need for re-wiring or an electrician for installation. You can incorporate stylish automated shadins in your home within minutes. Lean more about QMotion Advanced Shading System’s eco-friendly shades here.

 

Automated Roller Shades with KOOLBLACK™ technology fabric.

QMotion automated roller shades with KOOLBLACK™ technology fabrics.

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September 23, 2014 · 5:00 pm

QMotion’s Innovative Products Receive Multiple 2014 WCMA Awards

QMotion Advanced Shading Systems is proud to announce its recent recognition at the 2014 Window Coverings Manufacturing Association Awards. Our innovative window fashions are developed with simplicity, function and elegance in mind. The annual WCMA Awards recognizes the industry’s best window coverings products and merchandising programs. This year, QMotion was recognized in four categories for best new technical enhancements, best technical innovation, best new style concept and most innovative overall.

 

Cellular-Shades-Best-New-TechEnHM-6Cellular Shades – Our innovative automated honeycomb shade collection won the Best New Technical Enhancement Award. These elegant and energy efficient window shades run on standard, alkaline batteries hidden within the headrail, which means no exposed wires and battery packs. Because all of QMotion honeycomb shades are spring counterbalanced, the motors move very easily and quietly.

 

MotoMotorization-Best-Tech-Inn-6rization – Our motorized Venetian blinds were recognized in motorization for the Best Technical Innovation in 2014. This new line operates via remote, smart phone or tablet and is scheduled for release Fall 2014. QMotion automated venetian blinds are the only battery-operated motorized blinds that not only have the tilt function operated by remote control, but also can be raised and lowered with the remote.

 

Motorization-Best-New-Style-Con-6Motorization – QMotion’s motorized drapery rod collection took home the 2014 WCMA Best New Style Concept Award. These automated drapery rods are the industry’s first track-less design. We removed the external wires and motors to create an elegant drapery rod that will add elegance to your residential or commercial space.

 

MotorizaMotorization-Most-Inn-Overall-6tion – Our motorized drapery rods were also recognized as the 2014 WCMA Most Innovative Overall product. This groundbreaking technology uses touch to open or close draperies with our patent-pending Touch Wand Activation.

 

Stay tuned for the latest from QMotion Advanced Shading Systems!

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Timer Remote for Easy Automation

While it may be easy to control Qmotion Shades from the transmitters, smartphones, or by hand, there is still another way to manage shading.

Consider the Qmotion Timer Remote.

This simple device allows a user to program, through a very simple Windows interface, as many as six scenes. This offers a level of convenience previously only available with premium automation systems.

A scene is a selection of a shade position at a particular moment. This means, if you want the shades to go to the half way position at noon on weekdays- this is a scene.

The Timer remote may be programmed with sunrise and sunset based actions, so astronomical clock functions are easy.

Even though it is a transmitter, it is low powered, so we recommend mounting it close to the shades to be controlled.

So, if you want the ability to automate your Qmotion Shades, the Timer remote may be your solution.

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Why so many colors and styles?

Our new fabric book offers over 180 colors, bringing our total offering to over 200. So, when some of the competition has fewer than 100, why does Qmotion want to show so much style and color.

As we started into this adventure, to take a new approach to shading. This involved focussing on new technology, including the most innovative way to automate shades created in years. Other novelties included our effort to bring the innovations to the masses, by designing in a way that made installation faster,easier, and less obtrusive. Our automated shades rapidly became a sought after product.

With fabrics, we quickly learned that our customers, those who saw the function as great and “for them”, wanted more style. We had requests for colors, more screens, and different options for blackout fabrics. So, we listened and we acted.

The new screens include those which use a polyester core thread, and even adds several that are 100% PVC-free.

The blackouts collection went from 2 styles to 6 styles.

And we added a new category of decorative materials, showing as many colors as imagination can consider, and even some metallic styles. And our natural designs are even in there with our eclectic designs.

So, why so many fabrics? Because we have learned to like the designs that they offer. Beautiful Qmotion Shades are even better than standard Automated Qmotion Shades.

In fact, we like having this range of color and style so much, we think we will add more.

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Qmotion Timer Remotes Provide Comfort, Ease

When talking to friends about what I do and the company I work for, many are surprised that automating shades is possible. However, once the understand it, questions start to come, quickly. While often the questions revolve around how to buy them, and colors available, commonly people want to know if the action of the shades can be “set to automatic.”

It seems that many people want to have the shades raise, or lower, at the time and moment that works for them, but without ever reaching for a button. This level of function used to be available exclusively for those with full automation systems, but now, thanks to the QMotion Timer Remote, I can tell people it is easy. USB Remote

This neat little device is a true mini-powerhouse. It can send up to 6 different timed commands on any or all days of the week. These commands can be to send the shade to any of the 5 preprogrammed positions (top, bottom or one of the three intermediate stops), and it can do this based on time or sunrise/sunset. The solar settings are based on the location where the shades are installed, and the unit can be reprogrammed as regularly as wanted, with the use of a simple Windows application.

Mount it near the shades, or use a Qrelay to repeat the signal, and it can be used to keep the room comfortable by lowering the shades before the sun gets too intense, or raising them in the morning, as a gentle wake-up with the sun.

And, for those who have sophisticated automation systems, this simple add-on can provide a quick solution for guest spaces or other applications when the full power of the system may not be required.

Now, the convenience of automatic shades, with simple configuration and cost.

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