Solair Shade Solutions goes digital with Somfy myLink

Mobile app allows users to control retractable awnings from smartphone or tablet

GLEN RAVEN, N.C. – Solair Shade Solutions announces the integration of Somfy’s newest technology, myLink, into its retractable awning offerings.

Available for iOS and Android, Somfy myLink is a mobile app that turns a user’s smartphone or tablet into a sophisticated remote control for Somfy-powered solutions.


The Somfy myLink,, puts users in control, enabling them to effortlessly operate their Solair retractable awning instantly with an easy-to-use, free and intuitive app. It consists of a simple plug-in device and uses WiFi to operate the motorized product. Feature rich, the app includes customizable schedules and shareable control options for the entire family. Through this addition, Solair retractable awnings can be controlled from locations away from the home to maximize UV protection and privacy.

“We are thrilled to incorporate Somfy’s newest technology into our shade solutions,” said David Heiman, Solair’s commercial sales manager. “The myLink app changes the ways homeowners experience motorized products. They are still able to control their outdoor shade by pushing a button – this button just happens to be easily accessible from their phone or tablet.”

Solair’s made-to-order retractable awnings are controlled by Somfy’s motorized systems, allowing homeowners to adjust the amount of shade at any given moment from up to 65-feet away. The motors are designed to maximize energy savings and ensure system safety and reliability.

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