Are you trying to decide between Somfy RTS or IO motors? Both allow control via remote controls or the Tahoma ® app automation, but the IO protocol goes even further! Follow our guide below to find out more...
The choice between Somfy RTS or IO protocol is an important one. If you go for RTS equipment, it must also be controlled from an RTS control. Likewise for IO, if you have IO motors, they must be driven by an IO compatible remote. It isn't possible to control IO devices with RTS controls and vice versa; they are two distinct protocols. Whether you invest in IO or RTS, one of the priorities is often to centralise control and groupings of devices for daily use and automation. Hence the importance of making the right choice between RTS and IO from the first purchase!
RTS technology is an RF wireless communication protocol specific to Somfy, available since 1998. 433MHz radio frequency which allows other RTS Somfy equipment to communicate with each other.
IO-homecontrol ® technology is Somfy's latest radio technology, their newest innovation. It is a two-way radio communication protocol at 868.95 MHz which not only works with home closures but also locks, heating, lighting, roof windows, etc. This two-way radio frequency technology is used by several leading brands such as Somfy, Velux, KVF, Niko, CIAT. This makes centralising control of various elements and devices in the home possible.
Somfy IO technology optimises many of the standard RTS functions. Here they are in detail: