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Pella Shows Off Window Blinds Automation System Controlled from a Smartphone

Pella’s high-tech window was part of the launch of a new smart-home system called Nexia Home Intelligence by Schlage, a maker of home security systems.

The Nexia system will allow homeowners to remotely control a range of products, including window blinds, door locks, heating and cooling systems, and security cameras,


Pella Corp. presented their smartphone enabled window system at CES, which ended Friday.

Pella will be marketing its SmartSync windows this year at Lowe’s home improvement stores.

This stuff is here now and will be available for sale in 2012.They are going to put us blinds installers out of work. I guess I’ll have to start installing smart windows instead.

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Touchscreen Displays that Double as Window Blinds

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung demo’d a touchscreen monitor that can be fitted into a window opening. The monitor allows the user to see through to the outside and can be used as a rather pricey window treatment to control the amount of light entering through the window.