QMotion Announces Qadvanced with ZigBee Home Automation v1.2 Roller Shades April 20th, 2016

PENSACOLA, Florida – QMotion recently launched the new Qadvanced Motorized Roller Shades with ZigBee Home Automation v1.2, meeting ZigBee specifications.

The new Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 battery operated shades with 2-way communication are ideal for retrofit installations. These upgraded Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 shades provide enhanced communication consistency compared to proprietary protocols and come with built in collision avoidance. The QMotion shades will “wake up” at set intervals, thus controlling the battery usage in a highly consistent manner. Adding 2-way communication allows for feedback of the shade position with automation applications. Qadvanced shades with ZigBee HA1.2 have all the exclusive features as the Qadvanced Gen2 shades.

Through QMotion’s new Qube, motorized shade products will interface with home automation systems and could communicate through other ZigBee product communication nodes. In addition to extending the home automation benefits, the new 2-way communication function helps with battery life as the shades will be more efficient in conserving energy through predetermined connection times. The Qube can also operate in a stand-alone environment with the QMotion App for remote control using any Android or iOS mobile device.

Additionally, the Qadvanced ZigBee HA1.2 shades use the new QdR wireless remotes using ZigBee communications. Improving signal strength, range and shade battery life, the stylish and smaller remote utilizes five channels for easy programming.

From the world’s narrowest shade at 15.5” to our extra large options (up to 144” x 144” on one tube, or up to 288” x 144” with the Qlink coupler system), QMotion Roller Shades allow for a customized experience. Shades are available in either standard or reverse roll, and numerous options are available for fabrics, fascia and hembars to accentuate your décor. With nearly 300 fabrics, offerings include solar, sheer, translucent, decorative and blackout options, allowing varying degrees of privacy, view-through, glare control and degrees of heat gain.

As with all QMotion’s motorized products, the new Qadvanced with ZigBee HA1.2 shades are equipped with a patented manual override feature. An industry exclusive, customers can operate the shades by remote control or by hand without damage to the shade or motor.

For more information about QMotion, visit QMotionShades.com.

About QMotion

QMotion, a brand of Legrand, manufactures automated window coverings that are assembled in the United States and sold by a network of premium dealers and partners. QMotion manufactures motor control assemblies for automated window coverings that are integrated and sold by fabricators around the world. QMotion’s industry-leading product line includes motorized roller shades, honeycomb shades and motorized drapery rods, are safe by design with no cords and can help reduce energy costs. The Qadvanced Roller Shades and Honeycomb Shades are the only automated products on the market that feature a patented manual override. Learn more about QMotion products and dealer opportunities at QMotionShades.com.

About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.  Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth.  Legrand reported sales of $6.0 billion in 2014.  Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Quiktron, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold.  Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.com