UEI and Hunter Douglas release the new PowerView Gen 3 Gateway and Remote Control

Scottsdale, United States – Universal Electronics Inc., the global provider in wireless universal control solutions for home entertainment and smart home devices, announced that, as part of an ongoing supply relationship with Hunter Douglas, UEI has been selected to co-develop and manufacture the recently released PowerView Gen 3 Remote and PowerView Gen 3 Gateway from Hunter Douglas. PowerView Gen 3 is the next generation of Hunter Douglas’ exclusive automated shade system.

The new system is completely reimagined to make automated shading simpler, more reliable, and more scalable. It is built on Bluetooth low energy wireless technology which provides an increased operating range and improved reliability with real-time, two-way communications. It also streamlines the installation process regardless of whether a single shade install is desired, or an entire home shade system.

“PowerView Gen 3 is key to making our automated shading system truly scalable, with faster installation time and ease of use,” says Scott Stephenson, director of product, motorisation at Hunter Douglas “We have collaborated with UEI for their expertise in wireless connectivity and scalability in IoT products, which they clearly demonstrated in the development process.”

“Our relationship with Hunter Douglas is key to our core home automation business and with this product, we are bringing a scalable solution that meets the high expectations of Hunter Douglas’ dealers, installers, and consumers,” says Hrag Ohannessian, SVP of sales for home automation and security at UEI.

The updated PowerView Remote is designed to fit in Hunter Douglas’ iconic Pebble Remote, creating a stylish and highly engineered means of controlling the PowerView shades at the touch of a button. The designed Pebble Remote is offered in a variety of colors allowing homeowners and interior designers to mix and match the Remote with Hunter Douglas’ broad offering of shade styles and fabrics.

The new system also features the PowerView Gen 3 Gateway that facilitates connectivity with the home Wi-Fi router to provide enhanced system performance as well as voice control using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In addition, the gateway allows integration with third-party control systems from top manufacturers.

Information regarding PowerView Gen 3 availability can be found at HunterDouglas.

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