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2019 WCMA Product Award Winners

20 Jun 2020

The 29th Annual Product Awards hosted by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) recognizes the best of the window covering industry's new products. The judge's panel includes design community experts with watchful eyes for innovation. 

This year we submitted for six of our newest product introductions under the Motorization & Automation category and Specialty Applications & Miscellaneous Products. The entries highlight our continued effort to apply market feedback into our product designs and functionality. Our Automate brand received a revamp with the launch of second generation products featuring sleek, modern design with reliable and robust technology. The growing outdoor shades category continues to evolve with upgrades to the ever-popular, durable Zipscreen and Veue outdoor shading systems.

It's an honor to be awarded the recipients for Best New Style Concept in the Motorization & Automation and Specialty & Miscellaneous Products categories. Our Zipscreen Ultra-Lock and Automate Push 5 Remote both feature a distinct and innovative design, made with quality and functionality in mind. 

Below outlines all entries submitted.


Awarded Best New Style Concept | Specialty Applications & Miscellaneous Products

Zipscreen Ultra-Lock

The patented Ultra-Lock boasts adaptive locking technology to lock and tension shades for the ultimate in performance and security.  Created to work with manual or motorized controls, Ultra-Lock presents a sleek, smooth aesthetic. Paired with our updated FT motor, the Ultra-Lock achieves automatic, one-action lock and tensioning. A durable latching pin combined with an integrated design ensures a reliable solution, which can be pre-assembled off-site, for an efficient installation. 

Learn more about Zipscreen Ultra-Lock here.



Awarded Best New Style Concept | Motorization & Automation

Automate Push 5 Tactile Remote

The Automate Push series fuses luxury and functionality in a well-crafted, minimal design. The 5 channel remote features soft tactile rubber buttons that can control 5 individual or 5 groups of shades, as well as an “All” button that conveniently activates all programmed channels. The Push5 is available in two premium finishes - Gloss White and Matte Black.

Easily control shades with the Push series here.



Motorization & Automation

Automate Zero Head Motor

The innovative Wire-Free Li-ion Zero Motor was created to exceed performance and  design standards in wireless motor technology. Its unique motor head minimizes light-gap and acoustically insulates sound for ultra-quiet operation.  A decorative motor cap hides wires for a sleek wire-free aesthetic.  Battery levels are checked with one touch of the remote, while micro USB charging allows convenient recharging. Easily upgrade your existing clutch system into a wire-free motorized solution. 


Motorization & Automation

Automate Pulse v2

The Pulse 2 hub integrates within the architecture of connected homes and provides effortless control of motorized shades. The native application for iOS and Android enables tailored scenes and timers to be remotely controlled. Sunrise & Sunset detection alters shades based on the suns pattern. Additional voice control options include Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, or integrate into any smart home automation system such as Control4, Crestron, Savant and more!  

Introduce a world of control with Pulse 2 here.


Motorization & Automation

Automate Solar Panel v2

Slimmer design and improved performance in low light, the new Automate Solar Panel offers an energy efficient upgrade for the entire Automate Wire-Free Li-ion range of motors. Renewable power absorbed through Crystal Tech materials increases efficiency of power conversion. A direct plug-in connection to the motor transfers and maintains the motors energy eliminating the need to regularly charge. With flexibility in mounting, the panel is quick and easy to install on any shade application.  

Experience trickle charge and energy savings with the Automate Solar Panel here.


Motorization & Automation

Automate Versa Drapery Motor

The Automate Versa Drapery Motor complements the simplistic style of drapery window fashions. The new motor offers flexibility in setup with an interchangeable wired or wireless power source option. A gentle pull on the drapery fabric triggers the motor to start operation. Adjustable speed control and soft-stop settings create a harmonious user experience. Bi-directional communication between the motor and Automate Pulse 2 app allows for consistent feedback on battery levels and drape positioning. 

Open the drapes with Versa here

A special thank you goes out to the WCMA and panelists in the judging process. Congratulations to all award entrants and winners! 

Read the full press release issued by WCMA here.



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