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Screen Innovations Debuts Kratos Power Supply

Leverages installation ease, either in rack or power panel, and compact footprint of SI’s new line of Zigbee 3.0 low-voltage motors.

Screen Innovations (SI) has introduced the Kratos power supply, a compact, all-metal, ultra-efficient, 250-watt, plenum-rated power supply that provides integrators an affordable solution that leverages the installation ease, quiet operation, and compact footprint of SI’s new line of Zigbee 3.0-compliant low-voltage shade motors, as well as RTS systems. At a price of $ $389, the cost for integrators to power each of eight motors supported by Kratos is less than five Starbucks coffees. By utilizing Kratos, integrators can deploy low-voltage shading solutions at a lower cost than ever before.

Screen Innovations Kratos Power Supply

The durable steel chassis runs cool to the touch and is plenum-rated for in-wall, riser, and general plenum installations. Plus, each of Kratos’s eight ports is protected against electrical shorts and mis-wiring. As an ideal complement to SI’s Zigbee 3.0 low-voltage motors, Kratos gives integrators a complete, turnkey low-voltage shading solution as an alternative to hardwired 485-based shading designs.

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“Kratos is an exceptionally well-designed and -engineered product for integrators looking to take advantage of the many benefits of Zigbee 3.0 low-voltage shading motors currently available in our Nano indoor shading cassettes,” says SI CTO Michael Braithwaite. “The motors run up to 6 dB quieter than comparably sized 485 motors, are easily integrated with other Zigbee-based devices, and, now that we have Kratos, lithium batteries, which take up a lot of space, can be removed from the shading cassette, resulting in an even smaller footprint that’s ideal for installation on narrow windows.”

Available to integrators now, Kratos supports a variety of mounting configurations and includes all the necessary wiring and mounting accessories.

To see Kratos and SI’s other innovative shading and screen solutions, visit them at Booth 5212 at the CEDIA Expo.

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