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Screen Innovations Simplifies Programming of SI Motorized Shades and Screens

New brand-agnostic IP control gateway provides a convenient way to program shades.

Screen Innovations (SI) continues to take cues from its nationwide network of home systems integrators as the basis for the development of several motorized shading and projection screen products and technologies. The latest in a series of recent problem-solving innovations is SI’s Troy IP Control Gateway.

Screen Innovations – Troy

After hearing numerous integrators lament about the complexities involved when programming the speed, direction, and positioning of motorized shades and screens, SI engineered a straightforward hardware and software solution. The Troy IP Control Gateway is ready and available to provide integrators with a more efficient programming platform. According to the company, a task that once took hours to accomplish on a dedicated windows PC, with multiple software applications for keypads, RF remotes, and motor configurations now takes a few minutes from any standard web browser.

The Troy IP Control Gateway’s built-in programming software is accessible via any web-enabled device, including Mac or PCs as well as mobile devices. On these devices Troy presents a user interface that steps integrators through the entire setup process. Programming can be handled prior to installation, and should any setting need to be adjusted post installation, Troy can be accessed on the jobsite for on-the-fly software modifications.

Through Troy’s programming interface, shades and screens can be assigned unique ID addresses, eliminating redundant and costly programming. This adds efficiency when grouping products together and delivering repeatable designs, which is particularly helpful for MDU installations where shading and screen installations are often identical across multiple residences. Troy has been engineered to integrate with SI’s range of 485, Zigbee 3.0, and RTS shade and screen motors, including Zen, Nano, Solo Pro 2, and MOTO 3 and 5 Series. It also facilitates the integration of SI shades and screens with control systems from leading manufacturers, including Control4, Crestron, Savant, and coming soon for Crestron Home, ELAN, RTI, and URC.

Completing a shade and/or screen installation, Troy automatically detects and recognizes 485 keypads and RF receivers on the 485-based control network, presents them on the software’s user interface, and in a similar fashion to shade and screen configuration, walks integrators through the process of assigning commands to specific buttons.

Measuring 4.1 x 8.5 inches @ 1 RU, and boasting a plenum-rated attractive industrial design, the Troy IP Control Gateway mounts neatly, horizontally or vertically, into a standard equipment rack.

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