Smart Glass vs Motorized Shades: A New Opportunity for Integrators

Motorized shades are a fast-growing category for home system integrators, but smart glass is on the horizon.

How do they compare and how can CE pros get involved in the emerging smart-glass category?   Smart glass, which changes state from clear to some other level based on any number of inputs, is starting to show up in high-end homes.There are many ways that integrators can get involved in this emerging category, which at first blush may seem scary to audio, video and home automation specialists.Then again, motorized window coverings originally seemed way out of reach of traditional home systems integrators but now it is one of the fastest-growing segments among the CE Pro 100.There are many similarities to that business and the smart-glass business, and later we’ll explain the opportunities for integrators in this nascent but growing category.But first …

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600450 Smart Glass vs Motorized Shades: A New Opportunity for Integrators
Date: 5 December 2013

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