PowerView+ Motorization Options by Hunter Douglas
I could write for a couple of hours about this topic, but I have decided to share information directly from Hunter Douglas about their PowerView+ system. If you need specific help with this product or other motorization questions, please reach out to us. Here is what they have to say about PowerView+:
Hunter Douglas Information on the PowerView+
WHAT IS POWERVIEW+?
PowerView+ is a PowerView Automation control option that allows wired control of Hunter Douglas automated window treatments. PowerView+ utilizes low voltage wiring to both power and send serial commands to the window treatments.
WHAT IS SERIAL COMMUNICATION?
Serial communication is a method for transferring data. PowerView+ utilizes low voltage electrical wiring to send PowerView App commands to the shades via serial communication. Commands sent via serial are not subject to the same restrictions that limit radio frequency communication.
HOW IT WORKS
There are three essential components to the PowerView+ system.
PowerView Hub, Gen 2: Just as in other PowerView applications, the PowerView Hub, Gen 2 is the brains of the PowerView+ system. It stores all programming data, and works with the 16 Shade Smart Power Supply to send and receive signals to and from window treatments via the PowerView Network.
16 Shade Smart Power Supply:
The 16 Shade Smart Power Supply works together with the PowerView Hub, Gen 2
to send PowerView commands to and from PowerView+ window treatments. It utilizes low voltage electrical wiring to provide both power and communication to the automated window treatments. It connects to the same home network as the PowerView Hub, Gen 2 via an Ethernet connection.
PowerView+ Window Treatments
Window treatments with PowerView+ are unique in both their hardware and programming. You can identify a PowerView+ window treatment by its unique power cable. PowerView+ window treatments have been specifically programmed to work in the PowerView+ system and communicate via wired communication.
MULTIPLE WAYS TO CONTROL
PowerView App and Scene Controller
The primary method for controlling window treatments in a PowerView+ system is through the PowerView App. Any PowerView commands sent via the PowerView App will be communicated via serial commands. Since all Scene Controller commands are communicated via the PowerView Hub, Gen 2, those commands are sent over the wire as well.
PowerView Pebble and Surface Remote:
In addition to wired communication, PowerView+ window treatments retain their ability to be controlled via radio frequency. This means that these window treatments can still be controlled with the PowerView Pebble and Surface Remote. It is important to remember that any commands sent using either of the remote options utilize radio frequency and are subject to the potential restrictions of that form of communication.
• PowerView+ is available with:
— Alustra® Pirouette® Window Shadings
— Alustra Silhouette® Quartette® Window Shadings
— Designer Roller & Designer Screen Shades
— Pirouette Window Shadings
— Silhouette Quartette Window Shadings
Call Us For Help In Making PowerView Choices
There are many decisions to be made when deciding what type of automation or motorization controls are the best fit for your needs. I will spend more time with you on helping you make the right choice than the hour or so I spend doing this blog today. Every choice makes a difference when doing motorized window treatments. I want to help you be thrilled with your choices.
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