Launching in the UK is QMotion UK; the supplier of innovative, automated shading systems for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces that can operate wirelessly. Originating from the USA, these patented window treatments are the first and only automated shades with a manual override option for dual control. The ideal solution for show homes, the flexible QMotion shading solution offers a revolutionary concept that allows complete management and quiet operation of shades in a single room or multiple areas of a building, all at the touch of a button via remote or an iOS or Android device. A uniquely engineered product, it is also compatible to integrate seamlessly into building or home automation control systems to ensure high-performance in any environment.
QMotion UK’s pioneering automated wireless systems are battery powered with readily available D cell Alkaline recyclable batteries that provide an elite battery life and operation for up to five years based on a daily average of four movement cycles. The batteries are discreetly concealed and easily accessible inside the tube, while the roller shade bracketing is slim and unobtrusive. This makes QMotion’s wireless systems more attractive than others, but also reduces the side light gaps to an industry-leading 13mm on each side for a symmetrical window coverage and improved block of light.
Ian Claxton, Director at QMotion UK says: “There is an increasing demand for smart, integrated solutions in the home that offer high levels of control and convenience. With busy lifestyles, homeowners are looking for a complete, powerful and easy-to-use package that requires minimal hassle during installation and little maintenance. With this in mind, there is a growing desire for innovative wire free technology that comes with enhanced benefits compared to previous automated technologies. Quick, fingertip operation and advancements via iOS and Android devices will play an integral role in driving the market through 2014, as we’re seeing these quickly becoming an essential element in all areas of home automation as well as everyday life. For motorised shading it doesn’t stop there, as there is a constant command for improvement on all design aspects from reducing the noise pollution of their functionality to creating the tools that provide the ability to control energy and temperature levels in a building through blinds.”
Fitting is simple with a compact shade tube and bracket construction, allowing installers to fit window treatments efficiently with ease without the need of re-wiring and exposed wires or RF antennas on display like other motorised window coverings require. The QMotion superior wireless motorisation with reliable fingertip control technology has a simple set up after installation that can be programmed to learn the window’s height in one simple step and deliver personalised alignments. This advanced system also includes a built-in safety stop braking system that prevents the shade from passing over the top when rising.
Clients can choose from a comprehensive collection light filtering and blackout shading fabrics in a wealth of plain materials or decorative patterns, while a selection of 5 standard fascia colours are available to conceal the shade system and suit individual requirements. The shade fabric is attached to the shade tube with a snap-on spline, allowing these to be easily replaced or removed for cleaning purposes.
QMotion USA won the 2012 award for “Best New Technological Innovation” from the Window Covering Manufacturing Association for devising ways to make shades quieter and to extend the life of batteries by years.