Somfy has announced its partnership with Extron. Extron is a global leader in the design and manufacture of professional AV systems. The two companies are combining Extron control capabilities with Somfy-powered products for today’s smart-building projects.

Facility managers and AV professionals will appreciate the simple installation, setup, automation, and control that is enabled with an Extron control processor and a touchpanel integrated with Somfy-powered devices. A simple press on the Extron touchscreen allows the user to adjust motorized shades and projection screens, and interact with other AV equipment in the room, enhancing the experience and versatility of lecture halls, conference rooms, and meeting spaces.

“At Somfy we are committed to simplifying smart-building control and elevating the room experience for the specifiers and installers, as well as for the people in the space,” said Brittany Mier y Terán, partnerships and custom integration channel manager, Somfy North America. “We are excited to work with Extron – a leader in AV Technology – to bring Somfy-powered product control together with touch panel and AV integration.”

“We are very excited to offer our customers all the advantages of the Somfy motorized window covering controls using the simplicity of our Extron control system products," said Casey Hall, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Extron. "By working with Somfy, we know that our customers are getting a truly reliable, convenient, and integrated experience,” she added.