PowerShades is a leading provider of customized, manual and automated window coverings for residential, commercial, and hospitality applications that are easy to install, integrate, operate and maintain. Company founders Jason Turner and Ryan Chacon bring over 50 years of combined experience in furniture automation and product innovation and development to this market. PowerShades offers the industry’s first and only TruePoE automated roller shade. PowerShades offerings include indoor and outdoor window coverings with a wide range of operating methods, including AC and DC powered, RF, solar powered, and the True PoE solution. PowerShades products are sold through distributors and representatives throughout the U.S. and Canada.
• Manufacturer-Sponsored FREE Driver
• RF Shade Driver
• Two-Way Driver
• Battery Volts
• PoE Shade Driver
• Two-Way Driver
• Position Feedback
• Event fire on FullyOpen
• Event fire on Partially Open
• Event Fire on Close
• Battery Volt feedback
• Event fire on low battery
INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION
The PowerShades Home Driver is available for installation directly from the Drivers menu in the Pair Devices
step in the Crestron Setup App. To find the driver you need to go into
1. Pair Devices
5. Select the Controller
6. Press the + button
7. Enter the name of the controller device, this is the name of the folder where all discovered
PowerShade devices will be located.
8. Enter the poll timeout time in seconds. Creston will send a Status Update command to each blind
every x seconds. Enter 0 to disable this feature.
9. After devices have been discovered a folder will be displayed on the left part of the window.
Note: If no devices are found, ensure that all devices have been Paired and Feedback has been linked.
10. Add the devices to the rooms as required by clicking on the + button.
11. Enter the descriptive name of the device. This name will appear on the tile in the room page.
12. Enter the battery's low level. This is the level that the driver will send the low battery alert. Set to 0 to
13. Enter the device name. This name will appear on the title of the device page.
If you want to replace the driver from the online database, or if it's not currently there, you can manually
install the driver. To manually install you will need to first copy the driver on to your Crestron Home
processor. You will first need to make a SFTP connection to the processor, you can do that with software like
Cyberduck or Filezilla. Once you are connected you will need to copy the driver to the
/user/ThirdPartyDrivers/Import folder. With this done you can go back to the Standard Installation steps.
To control a PowerShade device you first need to select the device from the room page. Click on the desired
device and you will be presented with the controls shown below, allowing you to send open, close, and stop
commands and set the position of the shade with the slider.
The following functions of the shades are available to use in sequences. For 2 way feedback, ensure that
each device has been paired and linked.
The position of the blind can be set as a percentage anywhere between 100 for fully open and 0 for fully
Sends the blind to 100 percent open.
Sends the blind to 0 percent open.
Sends the stop command, this will only be effective if the blind is currently moving.
When the blind has been paired and linked to enable feedback, it will send a status to the driver after an
action is complete. The driver can also poll all devices which will regularly request the status. This feedback
can be used to trigger automation when a condition listed below is met.
This event fires when the Shade position changes from a partially opened or closed position to fully opened.
This event fires when the Shade position changes from either closed or fully opened to a partially opened
This event fires when the Shade position changes from either partially opened or fully opened to a closed
This event fires when the Shade reports a battery level lower than the Battery Low-Level value set when
adding the shade to a room.
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