Somfy Motorization Integrated by Worthington in Z-Wave Alliance Booth #20800 at CES 2013


Nov 5, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)



Melissa Hoistion

R&J Public Relations


Somfy Motorization Integrated by Worthington in Z
Wave Alliance Booth
#20800 at CES 2013

Las Vegas, NV

, 2012

Somfy Systems, Inc.
, the world’s largest manufacturer of radio
controlled motors (Radio Technology Somfy®

RTS) for interior and exterior window coverings
, will
have its motorization solutions featured in an interoperability display sponsored by Worthing
Distribution at the Z
Wave Alliance Booth #20800 during the 2013 International CES.

Worthington Distribution and Somfy will demonstrate the value and convenience Somfy
motorized window coverings add to home automation systems. Worthington’s
interoperability display
at the Z
Wave Alliance will use an HAI controller to manage a motorized roller shade, lights, thermostats
and locks. This system features an HAI touchscreen and a motorized roller shade powered by Somfy’s
quiet Sonesse

30 R
S485 digital motor. The motor is integrated into the HAI controller using the Z
Wave to Digital Motor interface, providing 2
way communication for real
time position status.
Additional features of the system include a scene controller, wired lighting co
ntrols, plug
in modules, an
RCS thermostat, and a Yale lock, all using Z
Wave technology.

“We’ve been promoting Somfy for years though our Worthington University dealer education courses,”
said Richard Scholl, President of Worthington Distribution. “CES

gives us the opportunity to share the
benefits of home automation systems that feature motorization while proving how simple integrating
powered products can be.”

CES 2013 is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 8
11. If you are i
nterested in
speaking with a Somfy representative or Worthington Distribution representative at the Z
Wave Alliance
booth, #20800, please contact Melissa Hoistion at

to make an appointment.

For additional information and images, please visit

About Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy, the world leader in manufacturing of specialized motors and electronic controls for residential
and commercial interior and exterior window covering markets, has North American headquarters
located in Dayton, N.J. For more than three decades, engin
eers at Somfy have been designing products
to motorize interior and exterior window coverings such as interior shades, wood blinds, draperies,
awnings, rolling shutters, exterior solar screens, projection screens and more. Somfy motorization
systems are e
asily integrated with security, HVAC, and lighting systems, providing total home or building
automation. For more information, visit

About Worthington Distribution

Worthington Distribution,

an award winning national distributor that specializes in Home Automation,
System integration, Structured Wiring, Distributed Audio/Video, Lighting Control, and Security. Value
added services include training, technical support, design consultation, and p
rogramming assistance. For
more information please visit or call 800

About the Z
Wave Alliance

Established in 2005, the Z
Wave Alliance is an open consortium of

leading companies worldwide
dedicated to delivering

affordable, reliable easy
use, wireless home control products and

With more than 700 interoperable products certified and over 160 members, the Alliance
represents the largest ecosystem of wireless control products in existence and the globa
l, brand
recognized companies that bring these products and services to market.

The Alliance supports its
members with marketing, networking, technical forums, training, best practices, test and certification tools
and a complete interoperability lab. Fo
r more information about the Alliance and how to join it, please


or visit


About Z
Wave Technology:

Wave is an international wireless standard (ITU
T G.9959) for intelligent, interoperable, low
power, RF
mesh networking technology. This powerful smart chip and compact protocol enable two
way RF
communications amongst Z
Wave enabled devices, thus allowi
ng products and services from multiple
manufacturers to work together seamlessly.

Wave continues to be the technology of choice for industry
leaders representing: Security and Access Control, Remote Home/Health Monitoring, Home
Entertainment, Hospitalit
y, Energy Management and Connected Home Services. Z
Wave enabled
products represent the world’s largest ecosystem of interoperable smart products for the residential and
light commercial market.


Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other