Hunter Douglas Benefits from Control Concepts’ Multi-Platform Software Development Offerings
Hunter Douglas, a leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments and architectural shading products, enlisted Control Concepts, an AV software development and API integration specialist, to develop a suite of modules and drivers spanning a variety of major home automation systems to increase the ease of integration with the PowerView Gen 3 shade system through the PowerView Gateway.
As the demand for automated shading continues to grow and reach all-time highs, Hunter Douglas offers greater opportunities for dealers and homeowners to leverage the potential of PowerView Gen 3 Automation in smart-home projects with the availability of Crestron, Crestron Home, Control4, RTI, Elan, and URC modules and drivers developed by Control Concepts.
Knowing the critical importance of having a vast array of smart-home compatibility, Hunter Douglas pursued a software development partner who not only had the depth of knowledge and software development experience for the entirety of the AV control platforms but could also offer the support relationship that is integral to their business and the needs of their clients.
“Control Concepts was one of the few companies able to develop drivers for all the automation systems we wanted to integrate. It was important to us to work with a single vendor as that created economies of scale and minimized the amount of time and effort on our side to support the development,” remarked Scott Stephenson, Director of Product Management – Motorization. “The Control Concepts team was very professional. Expectations were minutely defined and met on time, while regularly keeping me updated on the progress.”
“When Hunter Douglas presented the opportunity to be a part of their exciting new product release, we were honored to showcase multiple members of our software development team working concurrently to meet their requirements and timeline while leveraging the relationships and expertise with five of our long-standing control system partners,” shared Steve Greenblatt, Control Concepts’ President and Founder. “Having consistent solutions for the major control system platforms provides Hunter Douglas and their dealers the confidence and flexibility to integrate with the automation solution of their choosing.”
Home automation offers a plethora of widely known benefits to homeowners, and a diverse portfolio brings a competitive edge to a dealer’s product mix to deliver even more. Control Concepts is pleased to partner with Hunter Douglas to support their window treatments’ seamless control and integration.
About Hunter Douglas: Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural shading products.
About Control Concepts: Found in 1997, Control Concepts is a leader in integrating manufacturers’ products with AV control system platforms through the development of drivers, modules, plugins, middleware, and accompanying support. The value provided by these offerings eases the effort for integrators and programmers seeking to control devices with robust APIs and provides simplified compatibility for third-party manufacturers’ devices.