IFA 2022: Eve MotionBlinds for Venetian and Honeycomb Announced
Thread-Enabled Smart Window Covering Motors Ready to Expand Beyond HomeKit Thanks to Matter
Press Release: September 1, 2022 – At IFA 2022 Berlin, the world’s most significant trade show for consumer and home electronics, global window covering specialist Coulisse in collaboration with smart home specialist Eve Systems is presenting Eve MotionBlinds motors for Venetian and Honeycomb blinds. These Thread-enabled motors, currently working exclusively with Apple Home, are the most advanced solutions on the market and ready for the smart home future with Matter. Both motors will be available later in the year following Eve MotionBlinds for Roller Blinds, which has been available since the start of this year, being widely acclaimed by smart home experts.
Ready For the Smart Home Future
Eve MotionBlinds motors work with the Thread protocol, designed specifically for smart home solutions to improve connectivity between devices. Thanks to Thread, the motors are ready for Matter, the new smart home protocol developed jointly by leading platform providers and smart home manufacturers to eliminate incompatibilities in the smart home once and for all, starting this fall.
Eve MotionBlinds motors, currently working exclusively with Apple Home, will begin receiving free over-the-air firmware updates so, over time, they can be used with other Matter platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Samsung SmartThings. This makes Eve MotionBlinds the most future-proof blinds and shades motors available on the market, and ready for a simpler, more interoperable smart home.
The Next Essential Smart Home Device
“As an industry leader in window coverings we are ready to conquer the smart home world,” says Christiaan Roetgering, founder and owner of Coulisse. “With smart home connectivity, security, heating, energy and health being trends to watch, the smart blind market is being heralded as the next big thing that will revolutionize households and buildings across the world. Making life easier, safer and more convenient, while saving energy at the same time.”
“Smart home technology is no longer about comfort only, it also contributes to safety and saving energy. Connected blinds are a prime example as they are key to keeping your home cool,” says Jerome Gackel, CEO, Eve Systems. “As Thread-enabled accessories, Eve MotionBlinds are a future-proof choice because they can natively support Matter.”
Eve MotionBlinds For Venetian Blinds
Venetian motor CM-06-E-V is specially designed for tilting and lifting wood and aluminum blinds with slats in widths of 50mm up to 65mm, assembled with ladder tape or ladder cord. This powerful 6Nm motor first rotates at low speed to tilt slats in exactly the right position. When lifting the blind, the motor automatically speeds up.
Seamlessly integrated into the head rail, the Venetian motor CM-06-E-V has a built-in battery that is USB-C rechargeable, allowing smart Venetian blinds to be installed cable-free. A control panel in the head rail of the blind provides easy access to the motor’s USB-C charging port and control buttons.
Eve MotionBlinds For Honeycomb Blinds
Honeycomb motor CM-08-E is specially designed for window covering systems with pleated or cellular fabrics in various cell sizes. This 0.6Nm Honeycomb motor has a built-in USB-C rechargeable battery, allowing cable-free installation.
Thanks to its rotatable head, the Honeycomb motor can be slid into the head rail on either side of the system, with the USB-C port and control buttons remaining easily accessible to users. The motor head is nicely covered with a cover cap, available in colors to match the head rail, for that perfect finish down to the finest detail.
Eve MotionBlinds For Roller Blinds
Eve MotionBlinds for Roller Blinds has been available since the start of this year with 1.1Nm motor CM-03-E for 38-50mm tubes. The second ultra-powerful CM-06-E-R motor for large-size roller blinds with heavy fabrics such as screens will become available later this year. This 6Nm motor is suitable for 42-80mm tubes, has a larger battery capacity, and is more silent than CM-03-E. The motor can also be used in larger roman blind systems. CM-06-E-R also has a built-in USB-C rechargeable battery allowing cable-free installation.
The Benefits Of Eve MotionBlinds
Eve MotionBlinds is the crème de la crème of smart motors, drastically simplifying installation, setup and control of smart blinds in smart homes.
• No need for a bridge, registration or any cloud dependency
• Setup is super easy: simply scan the HomeKit setup code with your iPhone
• Putting the blinds on autopilot is effortless, thanks to on-device schedules that can be created in the Eve app
• Through HomeKit automations in the Apple Home app, the blinds seamlessly interact with other HomeKit accessories
• 100% privacy with local intelligence and direct communication, all data stays in the home
• Manual control with just a simple pull, a valuable add-on to smart automation
Availability And Requirements
Eve MotionBlinds requires an iPhone or iPad with the latest version of iOS/iPadOS. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories automatically and away from home requires a HomePod or an Apple TV (4th generation or later) as a home hub.
Eve MotionBlinds for Honeycomb will be available globally and Eve MotionBlinds for Venetian will be available in Europe only. Alongside the already available Eve MotionBlinds for Roller and starting later in the year, they will be distributed through a growing network of resellers listed in the store locator on motionblinds.com/eve.
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Since 1992 Coulisse has been developing window coverings for the residential and the commercial market. For bringing its products to the world, Coulisse works together with a network of trusted partners. The extensive range of Coulisse window covering solutions stands out for its innovative design, appeal and great functionality, and includes systems, fabrics and motorization. The entire Coulisse range is developed at the Coulisse headquarters in the Netherlands.
Eve Systems builds beautiful connected home products that set superior standards of comfort, safety, and control. Products that turn everyday experiences into fulfilling moments that endure.
Engineered in-house to combine seamless software with elegant hardware, Eve integrates into Apple HomeKit flawlessly, intuitively, and most importantly, securely. Because privacy is paramount, and what happens at home, must stay at home.
Established in 1999, our company has an extensive history of developing premium products that enrich the Apple ecosystem, notably under the brands EyeTV and Elgato. Eve Systems is privately held with headquarters in Munich, Germany.
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