QMotion Launches Hardwired Communications, Control

Hardwired Motor and Control Applications Expand Commercial and Residential Offerings
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QIS Motorized Shades installed in a demo home

QMotion recently revealed its new hardwired motor controls and communications applications for its roller shades, the Qadvanced Intelligent System (QIS) Motorized Roller Shade collection. 

QMotion’s hardwired control applications enhance new construction in light commercial and residential applications. The hardwired motor controls interface through leading automation systems, such as Vantage and Control4, or can be stand alone units. Features and accessories include single or dual hardwired switches, multiple power distribution panels, and 2-way communication. QIS motorized shades require a power and communication panel that will control up to eight ports for a combination of shades and remotes and the total system can operate as many as 200 shades. The system functions on a 24-volt DC power supply.

Unique to QMotion’s system, the hardwired configuration utilizes a standard Cat-5e or Cat-6 cable to connect to both the power and communication panel, which eliminates the additional expense of proprietary cabling or two separate cables.

In addition to wall panel control, the QIS shades can be operated using the QdR wireless remotes. Improving signal strength and range, the smaller remote utilizes five channels for easy programming. 

Shades are available in either standard or reverse roll, and numerous options are available for fabrics, fascia and hembars to accentuate 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 QIS 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.