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Telkonet, Inc. (TKOI) Integrates EcoSmart Platform With Somfy Systems Technology To Meet Hospitality Industry's Management Objectives

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Telkonet, a developer of energy management products for commercial customers worldwide, has integrated its EcoView solution with Somfy Systems' product line of motors for automatic operation of a hospitality property's in-room draperies, blinds, and shades.

Combined with Telkonet's EcoInsight intelligent thermostats and EcoView sensors, Somfy's motor technology enables a hotel management to control energy efficiency and consumption without setting foot in the hotel room. Hotel management can utilize room occupancy information and light-level data from in-room sensors to control curtain functions in unoccupied rooms. By opening and closing the curtains in consideration to light levels and sun position, this technology can result in lowered certain utility costs.

"Curtains do more than just hang on the wall; they protect room furnishings from sun damage and contribute considerably to maximizing energy efficiency efforts," Ana Maria Huertas Iragorri, Hospitality Business Development manager for Somfy North America stated in the press release. "Heating, cooling and internal lighting represent the three largest expenses for many hotels. Somfy's bioclimatic facades control sunlight to minimize the costs associated with HVAC runtime and artificial lighting. Having the EcoSmart technology intelligently supervise unoccupied rooms certainly enhances our ability to meet energy management objectives."

The companies' respective technologies communicate wirelessly through the ZigBee® network to provide real-time motor position status updates and precise control over curtain functions.

"Telkonet can promise several benefits to the building owners utilizing the EcoSmart energy management system, an increase in energy efficiency, a reduction in energy expenses and consistent, comfortable room temperatures for their occupants," said Jeff Sobieski, Telkonet's chief technology officer. "In tandem with our EcoSmart tools, Somfy products will help prevent the heat gain in an unoccupied room associated with solar load, thereby reducing the runtimes and extending the life of a hotel's heating and cooling system."

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