roller blind motors - rf vs infrared remote control

roller blind motors - rf vs infrared remote control

FAQ: When you say 'radio' motor, is that different from infrared remote control?

Our radio equipped motors use RF (Radio Frequency) for transmission of the remote control signal. A small antenna in the motor receives the control signal and a microprocessor then uses the decoded signals to activate the motor.

This system is different from the infrared signal that you may be familiar with that is used on most television sets. Unlike infrared, the RF signal is not directional, so you do not have to point the remote at the roller shade or blind.

The RF signal is also capable of passing through walls and in many cases can reach anywhere inside a typical home. Our multi-channel remotes have up to 14 channels that can be programmed to control blind motors in various different rooms and hallways throughout the house.

Our sun sensors and timers also have the same capability to control blinds and shades anywhere in a typical home. For more info, see our multi-channel RF remote control products:

multi-channel RF remote controls for blind and shade motors

We sincerely hope you enjoy using these advanced motors; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time!