Apple HomeKit curtain and blind opener
The creators of connected devices for the smart home Eve and the window covering specialist Coulisse announced this week the immediate availability of their new opener supported by Apple HomeKit in the form of the Eve MotionBlinds motors. Eve MotionBlinds are the first connected blind and blind motors on the market to support Thread and can be controlled using an Apple iPhone or iPad installed with the latest version of iOS.
“When adding window coverings to your connected home, it’s critical to make a scalable choice,” says Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems. “As Thread-enabled accessories, Eve MotionBlinds can support Matter, the smart home standard of the future that is currently being developed by Google, Amazon, Apple and many IoT manufacturers.
With the integration of Thread, Coulisse and Eve are getting a head start on the future of the connected home that awaits the blind industry, ”said Christiaan Roetgering, owner and CEO of Coulisse. “Thanks to Eve software, this new range of motors is a game-changer in the market. The ease of installation and use is unmatched. It paves the way for making motorized blinds available to a wide audience and widely adopted as a product that brings joy and value to everyday life in the home.
Eve MotionBlinds Apple HomeKit Awning Opener
– Motor powered by rechargeable battery (USB-C)
– Easy setup by scanning HomeKit setup code, no gateways or bridges required
– The schedules on the device put the blinds on automatic pilot, independent of the iPhone or the home network
– Supports Bluetooth and Thread
– Interacts with other HomeKit accessories to create a smart and safe ecosystem
– 100% Privacy: Local intelligence and direct communication without dependence on the cloud
– Manual control with a single pull, a valuable addition to intelligent automation
“Eve and Coulisse are teaming up to double the key characteristic of Coulisse MotionBlinds: user-friendliness. The first engines on the market to support Thread, Eve MotionBlinds make the installation of motorized shades significantly simpler: simply scan the HomeKit setup code with your iPhone. If a border router is present, which for HomeKit over Thread is HomePod mini or the new Apple TV 4K, Eve MotionBlinds will automatically join the Thread network, adding responsiveness and reliability for a top-notch user experience. Like any Eve accessory, the Eve MotionBlinds are designed to protect user privacy. Instead of relying on a cloud, data and intelligence are stored locally on the engine.
Starting with custom roller blinds, Eve MotionBlinds is currently already available on SelectBlinds.com (US), abcblinds.com.au (AU), OmniaBlinds.com, Sonevo.de and Smartblinds.com (EU). For Eve, which already offers the largest portfolio of Thread-compatible HomeKit accessories today, the addition of Eve MotionBlinds as the tenth product with this technology marks a major step in the company’s commitment to migrate its range. from low-consumption products to Thread.
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