Eve and Coulisse Announce Availability of Eve MotionBlinds Motors for early 2022
Making Smart Window Coverings More Accessible Than Ever
Munich, Germany – October 6, 2021 – Eve Systems and global window coverings specialist Coulisse announced that MotionBlinds, the smart technology for window coverings by Coulisse, will add Eve MotionBlinds motors with Apple HomeKit technology starting from early 2022. Eve MotionBlinds are the first motors in the market to support Thread, drastically simplifying installation, automation and control of motorized blinds. Starting with roller blinds, Eve MotionBlinds will be distributed through a network of Coulisse resellers that will be listed in the store locator on motionblinds.com/eve as from early 2022. Eve MotionBlinds is currently already available for pre-ordering through Smartblinds.com in several European countries.
“With the integration of Thread, Coulisse and Eve take a head start on the connected home future that awaits the blinds industry”, says Christiaan Roetgering, owner and CEO of Coulisse. ”By enabling installation, automation and control directly on the iPhone, Eve MotionBlinds are the perfect complement to our fully integrated window coverings offering.”
Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve, adds: “Not only is Thread the third native protocol used by Apple HomeKit, complementing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It will also be a cornerstone of Matter, the smart home standard of the future that is currently being developed by Google, Amazon, Apple and numerous IoT manufacturers. Thread is sure to become the new standard in low-power home networking. And as every Thread-enabled Eve accessory can support the Matter standard, our new Eve MotionBlinds motors are a future-proof choice.”
Eve MotionBlinds Benefits
Simplicity is the main driver behind MotionBlinds, and blinds powered by Eve MotionBlinds motors perfectly exemplify this value. As they don’t need a proprietary bridge and support both Bluetooth and Thread, setup is super easy: Simply scan the HomeKit setup code with your iPhone. If a Border Router is present, which for HomeKit over Thread is HomePod mini or the new Apple TV 4K, Eve MotionBlinds will join the Thread network automatically.
Putting the blinds on autopilot is effortless, thanks to on-device, network-independent schedules that can be created in the Eve app. And through HomeKit Scenes and Rules, the blinds seamlessly and securely interact with other HomeKit accessories, like light bulbs, thermostats, motion detectors and other sensor-based accessories.
Just like any Eve accessory, Eve MotionBlinds are designed to safeguard user privacy. Instead of relying on a cloud, like most applications, all data and intelligence are stored locally on the motor.
Availability & Requirements
Roller blinds powered by Eve MotionBlinds motors will become available from Coulisse resellers that will be listed in the store locator on motionblinds.com/eve as from early 2022. Eve MotionBlinds is currently already available for pre-ordering through Smartblinds.com in several European countries. Eve MotionBlinds motors for curtains, Venetian blinds and cellular shades will become available later.
Eve MotionBlinds require an iPhone or iPad with the latest version of iOS/iPadOS 14. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories automatically and away from home requires a HomePod or an Apple TV (4th generation or later) as a home hub.
Eve Systems builds beautiful connected home products that set superior standards of comfort, safety, and control. Products that turn everyday experiences into fulfilling moments that endure.
Engineered in-house to combine seamless software with elegant hardware, Eve integrates into Apple HomeKit flawlessly, intuitively, and most importantly, securely. Because privacy is paramount, and what happens at home, must stay at home.
Established in 1999, our company has an extensive history of developing premium products that enrich the Apple ecosystem, notably under the brands EyeTV and Elgato. Eve Systems is privately held with headquarters in Munich, Germany.
Since 1992 Coulisse has been developing window coverings for the residential and the commercial market. For bringing its products to the world, Coulisse works together with a network of trusted partners. The extensive range of Coulisse window covering solutions stands out for its innovative design, appeal and great functionality, and includes systems, fabrics and motorization. The entire Coulisse range is developed at the Coulisse headquarters in The Netherlands. www.coulisse.com
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