New from Pella: Windows with smartphone-run blinds

Date: 17 January 2012
Pella Corp., Iowa’s largest window and door manufacturer, made an appearance for the first time ever at the national Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to promote a new type of smart-window technology.

CES is typically a showcase for new electronic gadgets such as 3-D televisions or platforms for electronic games, but this year’s show, which ended Friday, also featured smart-home technology.

Pella’s contribution consisted of windows with shades and blinds controlled by SmartSync, a new system that allows them to be opened and closed remotely by a smartphone or other Internet-connected device, said spokeswoman Kathy Krafka-Harkema.

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