How is the Art Controlled?

We offer a variety of simple and more advanced methods for controlling the art in one of our motorized TV Art Covers.

Pre-Programmed RF Remote Control

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The default and most commonly used method for raising and lowering the artwork is a clean and simple radio frequency (RF) remote which has an UP, DOWN, and STOP button. This remote comes pre-programmed and paired with the standard ultra quiet RTS motor in the top of the frame.

COST: Included in price of TV Art Cover. Additional remotes can be ordered here.

Pre-Programmed RF Wall Switch

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A wireless Decora style wall switch for raising and lowering the artwork. This installs into any regular single gang switch receptacle and wirelessly sends a radio frequency (RF) signal to raise, lower, stop the artwork. This switch operates on battery power only and the above white remote is still included with the art. Switch comes pre-programmed and paired with the standard ultra quiet RTS motor in the top of the frame.

COST: $196 Additional remotes can be ordered here.

Universal Remote Interface / IR Controlled

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Recommended when you need an IR Learnable Control

This optional upgrade gives you the added ability to easily pair any infrared (IR) Universal Remote such as a Harmony or some other remote to raise and lower the artwork so you don't need a separate remote to control the art. With this device, the art can also be controlled via a 12V trigger or an external IR distribution box for more advanced applications.

NOTE: There is NOT an RF Receiver in this motor. When a TV Art Cover is ordered with this motor type, the above white RF remote will not be included.

VIEW PDF Instructions for This Device

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COST: $299

Dry Contact Sensor (for Professionals)

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This module once connected to two Normally Open (N/O) momentary contact closure relays on a home automation system can RF transmit commands to raise and lower the art. To also send a stop command, you would need a third relay. This unit can be battery or AC operated. This control method is recommended only for professional audio video installers. It's most commonly used with automations systems such as Savant, Control4, Crestron, URC and many more similar systems.

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COST: $256

Dry Contact Motor (for Professionals)

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A hardwired ultra quite motor for the art that is directly wired from the art to two Normally Open (N/O) momentary contact closure relays on a home automation system to raise and lower the art. To also send a stop command, you would need a third relay. This unit can be battery or AC operated. This control method is recommended only for professional audio video installers. It's most commonly used with automations systems such as Savant, Control4, Crestron, URC and many more similar systems.

NOTE: When using this type of motor, you can ONLY control the art directly via a hardwired system. There is NOT an RF Receiver in this motor. When a TV Art Cover is ordered with this motor type, the above white RF remote will not be included.

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COST: $250 when purchased with the frame. Can be ordered separately here.

RS-485 Motor (for Professionals)

A hardwired ultra quite motor for the art that is directly connected using RS-485 to a home automation system to raise and lower the art. This unit can be battery or AC operated. This control method is recommended only for professional audio video installers. It's most commonly used with automations systems such as Savant, Control4, Crestron, URC and many more similar systems.

NOTE: When using this type of motor, you can ONLY control the art directly via a hardwired system. There is NOT an RF Receiver in this motor. When a TV Art Cover is ordered with this motor type, the above white RF remote will not be included.

COST: $375 when purchased with the frame.

Somfy MyLink

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A universal device which allows WiFi control of a TV Art Cover from a smartphone app, Alexa, and more. We DO NOT actively offer customer support for this device. Support for this device would be available solely through the motor manufacturer Somfy System, but we have successfully had past clients who wanted these capabilities use this control method.

This control method can ONLY be used with motor that have RF receivers built in. AKA: for TV's 75" and under.

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COST: $349

Infrared Relay System (IR-2)

The infrared relay system is used for repeating the infrared signal that controls the functions of the TV and does not control the actual raising and lowering of the art. This would be separate from the above art control methods. VIEW IR-2 INSTRUCTIONS

To see a wiring diagram for the for the connections necessary for a TV Art Covers CLICK HERE

Need Help Deciding?

Contact us to speak with an engineer today to further discuss your options and which art control method is right for you. Call 978-912-7151 to speak with an expert.

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