Somfy Works With Cisco to Create Smart Buildings

July 20, 2021 - by commARCH
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Somfy Works With Cisco to Create Smart Buildings

Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, is excited to integrate with Cisco to provide automated shading solutions for smart building environments. 

What? 
Somfy's partnership with Cisco.

Who? 
Somfy and Cisco.

Having worked together on the first all-digital hotel, The Sinclair, Somfy and Cisco have continued a partnership based around creating smarter and more adaptive building environments. While Cisco is a global leader in networking and Power over Ethernet, Somfy brings 50 plus years of experience in smart shading products for both residential and commercial projects. 

When? 
July 2021


Why is this integration needed? 
As companies begin to move back into an office environment, smart buildings can help create safer, healthier spaces. Natural light is an essential component in wellness, productivity, and morale, and can also help buildings be more energy efficient and sustainable. Automated shading also works in perfect harmony with other smart building applications like artificial lighting and HVAC to create more comfortable building environments.

Why is the partnership important? 
“It is our partners who provide the vast array of devices, sensor and controllers that make a smart building truly effective. Allowing their devices and applications to communicate with other previously disparate devices and applications broadens a whole new horizon of what is possible,” said Jeremy Witikko, CTO and Global Director of Smart Buildings for Cisco.

At a time when buildings need to function more efficiently for owners and occupants, both Cisco and Somfy deliver smart solutions to keep costs down and improve occupant comfort. Adding smart shading expands the scope of PoE smart building technology to include the management of natural light.

Learn more about Somfy’s commercial solutions at https://www.somfysystems.com/commercial/ 




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