Some 3.1 million* connected blind motors were sold in 2020, making it an extremely popular category within the smart home industry. However, the vast majority of smart shades is still configured, mounted and automated by professionals as customers have found the products notoriously complicated to install.
Coulisse has been exceptionally successful selling motorized blinds powered by their smart MotionBlinds technology. MotionBlinds' key trait is user friendliness, and the Coulisse team led by owner and CEO Christiaan Roetgering wanted to double down on that. The goal was to eliminate the need for a bridge and, in the long term, make MotionBlinds a fully cross-platform product. However, none of the existing low-power wireless networking protocols seemed to facilitate this.