SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

Z-Wave Alliance

December 27, 2012 09:00 ET

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

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Dec 27, 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 Worthington Distribution at the Z-Wave Alliance Booth #20800 during the 2013 International CES. 

Worthington Distribution and Somfy will demonstrate the value and convenience Somfy-powered 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 ultra-quiet Sonesse® 30 RS485 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 controls, 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 Somfy-powered products can be."

CES 2013 is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 8-11. If you are interested 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, engineers 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 easily 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 programming assistance. For more information please visit or call 800-282-8864.

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-to-use, wireless home control products and services. 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 global, 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. For more information about the Alliance and how to join it, please email or visit

About Z-Wave Technology:

Z-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 allowing products and services from multiple manufacturers to work together seamlessly. Z-Wave continues to be the technology of choice for industry leaders representing: Security and Access Control, Remote Home/Health Monitoring, Home Entertainment, Hospitality, 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.

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