New from Pella: Windows with smartphone-run blinds

Date: 17 January 2012
Source: http://www.desmoinesregister.com
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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