Somfy Launches TaHomA® Comprehensive Home Automation Solution
LAS VEGAS, N.V. (January 31, 2011) - Somfy Systems, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of radio-controlled motors (Radio Technology Somfy - RTS) for interior and exterior window coverings, is pleased to announce the launch of TaHomA®, a home automation solution that enables consumers to easily and efficiently control their homes' "energy triangle."
TaHomA begins with an innovative, affordable and easy-to-use Z-Wave home automation solution that allows consumers to control, schedule and supervise their Z-wave enabled window coverings, lighting, and thermostats. Accessible from a computer, iPad or iPhone within or outside the home, TaHomA's user-friendly Web-based interface guides consumers with intuitive graphics and step-by-step prompts as they personalize their home energy functions. TaHomA is a robust yet low-maintenance system that allows users to easily choose their level of involvement-as needed, when needed.
TaHomA will grow with the needs of the home environment and provide a Total Home Automation solution for a broad range of lifestyles.
"With the launch of TaHomA, we offer a unique and affordable tool that will help consumers achieve greater energy efficiency while enjoying the ease and luxury of home automation," said Somfy North America CEO and President Michael Lee. "TaHomA presents a practical and strategic extension of our current business, as it seamlessly integrates Somfy's existing collection of trusted products that have been used in homes around the world for decades."
With TaHomA, users can efficiently manage their homes' energy triangle, or optimize the interaction of natural and artificial lighting, heating and cooling according to their personal preferences.
Through the following short series of steps, consumers will quickly and easily begin enjoying the TaHomA technology:
- A certified Somfy TaHomA Expert dealer installs and tailors the operation of the TaHomA gateway controller and each Z-Wave and RTS wireless controlled device according to the consumer's life at home and when away.
- When plugged into a home's network router, TaHomA automatically connects and configures to the home network and Somfy's remote support server allowing TaHomA to locate all of the Z-Wave and RTS wireless controlled devices.
- Scenes are created with a blend of various devices with personalized settings and pre-scheduled hours of automatic operation for each day of the week.
- Once the specifications and schedule have been determined for each of the Z-Wave and RTS wireless controlled devices in the house, TaHomA will automatically control these devices 24/7, 365 days a year.
Creating and scheduling "scenes" helps consumers simplify and optimize their home's natural and artificial lighting, heating, and cooling needs. For example, a common scene might call for window shades drawn to 50 percent, lights in the kitchen to be automatically turned off, and the thermostat set to energy savings mode every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the house in unoccupied. Then, at 4 p.m., window shades will be closed, lights will automatically turn on to 75 percent, and the thermostat will be set to a comfortable temperature, as household members arrive and become active in the home.