All Motorized Window Treatments
2014 Product of the Year EntrantCrestron Digital QMT™ Shade Motor
Crestron enhances home shading controls with a compact, yet powerful new solution for any exposure. The new Digital QMT™ Shade Motor™ delivers highly energy-efficient and quiet operation of window shades of any size. The Digital QMT features the first brushless motor design for shades, which translates into greater reliability, much longer life, smoother operation, and ultra-quiet operation in the home. Plus it eliminates the carbon dust generated by motors utilizing brushes. But going brushless does not diminish power. To the contrary, the Digital QMT provides more torque in a smaller package than any other shade motor. This reduces power consumption while enabling it to be paired with shades ranging from just 17-inches to over 10-feet wide, with no difference in operating noise and performance. No other shade motor can fit into such narrow windows. Both wired and wireless models are available and provide users with an unprecedented level of precision thanks to Variable Speed Control (VSC) settings that adjust shades speeds in 1/10th RPM increments. The Digital QMT integrates seamlessly into the complete Crestron home automation ecosystem, allowing homeowners to adjust their shades, lighting, audio, video, temperature, door locks and more from any device they choose, including touch screens, iPads®, or their smartphone.
2014 Product of the Year WinnerHunter Douglas Platinum™ Gateway and Repeater System
Hunter Douglas has the largest and most diverse offering of upscale motorized custom window covering solutions on the market and the most extensive dealer network. The Platinum™ Gateway combines form with function to seamlessly integrate Hunter Douglas motorized window fashions with third-party controls. The Platinum Gateway provides customers with creative, custom control from the free Platinum™ App as well as from third-party systems via serial and IR communication. Consumers can expect a user-friendly interface to enhance natural home lighting and optimize privacy, security and energy management. Platinum Repeaters work in conjunction with the Platinum Gateway to extend the signal range to accommodate almost any size. As an integration solution, the possibilities are endless and incredibly simple. The internal IR receiver and serial port receive commands from third-party controllers and the Gateway transmits the Platinum RF signals to the Platinum Repeaters. The Repeaters then relay the correct position commands to every shading in the home. Integrated control is available via IP, RS-232 and IR input. Shades can be incorporated into an existing security system for additional safety benefits, or shading solutions can be tied into a whole home automation network. With the Platinum Gateway, shades don’t just stand-alone, they stand out.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantLutron Electronics Co., Inc. The Lutron Design Collections
Lutron Electronics presents The Lutron Design Collections — more than 1,500 redesigned, high-fashion fabrics and materials for the company’s motorized shade family of products.