QMotion UK has introduced QiS, a ZigBee operated two-way wireless control solution for a range of motorised Roller shades. This breakthrough development enables installers to integrate blind control seamlessly into a whole house or single room automation system, whilst simultaneously enabling accurate feedback on shade positioning for improved performance, remote monitoring and maintenance. 

“Blind control is an increasingly popular, high margin product category for home technology installers,” comments Ian Claxton, Director at QMotion UK. “Fast and simple integration with third party control systems and two-way feedback are important keys to help them fully unlock this business opportunity. QiS native ZigBee control now delivers these benefits for installers who can also rely on a product range that’s quiet-running, looks great aesthetically and performs consistently well as a multi-position, blind control solution for the home.”

QiS is easy to set up, configure and integrate. It utilises ZigBee HA 1.2 to integrate natively with all compatible devices in a Control4 home automation system. Drivers are available for easy integration with Vantage, Crestron, Savant, URC, RTI and other popular control platforms via a compact QMotion Qube integration device. Each Qube can support up to 32 blinds or up to 60 blinds when used with a QMotion Range Extender on larger installations. Stand-alone control is also provided from tablets and mobile devices via QMotion IoS or Android apps. 

With QiS installers benefit from enhanced communication consistency, due to built-in signal collision avoidance over the self-healing ZigBee mesh network. Blinds can be easily grouped and automated to raise and lower to four selected, programmable positions. They feature automatic safety braking to ensure they never pass completely over the top of the roller, when rising. QMotion’s patented manual-override command also allows homeowners to operate the blinds by hand, where required, without damaging the automated mechanism. 

QMotion UK blinds are ultra-energy efficient thanks to the company’s patented spring-counterbalancing system which keeps motor power consumption to an absolute minimum and delivers near silent operation in every application.

Aesthetics are also important. QMotion roller shade brackets are the industry’s thinnest, ensuring an easy and unobtrusive installation in properties where the preservation of the design scheme may be a top priority. This also reduces the side light gaps to 13mm on each side for optimum room shading performance. A full range of high quality fabric design and colour options are available, including a bespoke service, enabling QMotion UK to meet any interior design requirements.

QiS with ZigBee HA 1.2 control is shipping in the UK and Europe from July 2016. For more information on QiS or to view the company’s full range of solutions, please visit http://www.qmotionshades.co.uk/. To arrange product and installation training, please contact info@qmotionsshades.co.uk.

For more information, please contact:

Ian Claxton                         or                                           Sarah Locke

Director                                                                                Wildwood

Unit 62, Alston Drive                                                       The Stables, Meadow Court

Bradwell Abbey                                                                Faygate Lane

Milton Keynes                                                                   Faygate

MK13 9HG                                                                           RH12 4SJ

Tel: +44 (0)1908 047980                                               Tel: +44 (0)1293 851115

iclaxton@qmotionshades.co.uk                                    sarah.locke@wildwoodpr.com 

About QMotion UK

Headquartered in Milton Keynes, QMotion UK manufactures a comprehensive range of motorised blinds for installation in new and retrofit home and office integration projects. Solutions are available direct to installers in the UK or via the company’s network of distribution partners across Europe. QMotion’s industry leading, patented technology is designed and developed by Q Motion Incorporated based out of Pensacola, Florida.