Experience an innovative home automation with Becker
Becker will present its pioneering technologies for home automation at the upcoming Fensterbau Frontale – the world-leading trade show for windows, doors and façades. Drives from Becker provide the basis for the automated control of roller shutters and deliver a high level of security, comfort and quality of life. Anybody who wants to live in a smart home has to be able to rely on systems that can be precisely adapted to individual requirements and living conditions. In order to satisfy these demands with a maximum level of flexibility, it does not only require smart control systems. Powerful, intelligent and adaptable drives, which are ideally equipped for those solutions that are fully tailored to the needs of end users, are also indispensable. From 18-21 March 2020, visitors can experience, amongst other things, the silent running genius EVO, the new wireless system CentronicPlus and the pioneering EnOcean drive live at the trade fair in Hall 7, Stand 322.
EVO drives: Almost silent yet more flexible than ever before
The special thing about the EVO roller shutter drive: you can barely hear it. Anyone with sensitive hearing can lower the volume even further by reducing the speed of the drive. The drive mode can be changed depending on the situation via a manual command. Three different drive modes are available: standard, whisper or dynamic.
The standard drive mode starts slowly and gradually speeds up until the drive has reached its maximum speed. The drive then slows down until it finally reaches its end position. Users benefit from the greatest possible flexibility thanks to the diverse range of setting options which allow the EVO drive to be adapted to their individual requirements. In addition, fitters can identify the installed drive really easily using a mobile phone and the matching app. This Bluetooth interface can also be used to analyse possible faults and evaluate operating cycles.
The EVO RJ roller shutter series also impresses due to its tried-and-tested functions, which are similar to the EVO series but without the Bluetooth interface. This series was specially designed for use in roller blinds with a Venetian blind function that are becoming ever more popular.
Connected almost by magic: The new CentronicPLUS wireless system
The newly developed, bi-directional wireless generation CentronicPlus impresses thanks to its modern design and diverse range of control options. A special ability is that the individual drives can be automatically and independently combined into a solution-focussed network thanks to the so-called “mesh technology”. Devices that previously communicated with a central control unit in isolation from one another can now also exchange information amongst themselves. In addition, new devices are recognised at the push of a button and can thus be easily taught and managed. Drives equipped with this technology can be directly operated via the hand-held transmitter – a separate master transmitter is not required. Feedback from the controlled receivers can be viewed on the high-quality hand-held transmitter with its multi-colour LED display – which allows for easy and clear operation that leaves other standard solutions in its shadow. The interference-free radio frequency (868 MHz) ensures optimal accessibility and range for the signal, which is also highly secure thanks to AES-128 encryption.
Flexible tubular drive with integrated EnOcean actuator
Battery-less radio sensors and switches based on the EnOcean radio standard offer fitters and planners, as well as homeowners and building owners, decisive advantages and set new standards in the area of intelligent, sustainable home automation. Becker is the first supplier to integrate the pioneering EnOcean technology directly into a tubular drive so that it is even easier to use. A separate actuator is thus no longer required, which also avoids the need for extensive cabling work. The EnOcean drive is thus more compatible and can be integrated even more easily. The aim of home automation is to make everything easier, which is why Becker strongly supports these standards and consciously remains open to the use of other systems. The special features of the Becker solution are its high degree of flexibility, the clear savings with respect to both time and money and the significant reduction in maintenance work.