Screen Innovations has introduced two new accessories designed to simplify the installation and operation of SI motorized shades and screens. SI’s C4 Zigbee interface and Suite XVI 16-port data hub bring functionality to shade and screen installations. These two new devices allow systems integrators to expand and enhance their screen and shade installations without special tools, training, or complicated wiring or programming. Meanwhile, end-users benefit from quicker deployment and greater control and monitoring of shades and screens in both residential and commercial environments. C4 Zigbee and Suite XVI join SI’s other problem-solving accessories, including TRO.Y, Janus, and Fontus.
SI’s C4 Zigbee enables direct, native control and feedback of SI’s 485-powered shades and screens via a Zigbee-enabled Control4 automation system. Any Zigbee 3.0-enabled or non-Zigbee SI shade or screen connected to the small, discreet dongle-style interface instantly joins a Control4 Zigbee mesh network without any programming or additional hardware. Full discovery of shades and screens is performed within the Control4 composer software. Systems integrators can fold SI shades and screens into a unified Control4 ecosystem in record time; end-users can control, automate, and monitor the status of shades and screens from the same touchscreens, remotes, and keypads used to manage other Control4-connected devices.
When shade and screen installations call for more than a half-dozen keypads, integrators have historically been hard-pressed to find a single 485 data hub with enough ports. SI’s Suite XVI solves this issue with 16 ports to accommodate 485 devices, including keypads, wireless receivers, and additional data hubs. Ideally suited for large residential and commercial projects, or the expansion of existing networks, Suite XVI occupies a fraction of the space of multiple, smaller hubs. Made of heavy-duty, plenum-rated sheet metal, the hub can be mounted anywhere — inside a rack or panel or above the ceiling.
Both C4 Zigbee and Suite XVI are available and shipping. More information about these two products, as well as SI’s other accessory devices, can be found here.
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