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Jul 23, 2021

Somfy Works With Cisco to Create Smart Buildings

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Somfy’s smart shading technology integrates seamlessly into Cisco’s smart building solutions to provide improved natural light management.

Dayton, NJ (July 19th, 2021) - 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. 

“Cisco is redefining the way the construction industry looks at the digital building of the future, and to have Somfy as part of that journey is exciting,” said Ty Saville, Commercial Building Solutions Manager for Somfy North America. “The Cisco and Somfy partnership underpins Somfy's core business mission of improving occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and peace of mind.”

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. 

“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.

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. 

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About Somfy Systems, Inc.
Somfy has been improving everyday life for more than 270 million people by designing and manufacturing intelligent motorization solutions for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections. Somfy innovates to automate and connect shades, blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior screens, and pergolas for commercial and residential buildings in 58 countries across the globe. With 170+ million motors produced over the last half-century, Somfy is committed to creating reliable and sustainable solutions that promote the best way of living and well-being for all. For more information, visit

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