Automated total solar management

The animeo IP Sub Controller expands the animeo IP system capacity by increasing the number intelligent motors. Each Sub Controller provides an additional 200 AC or DC powered intelligent motors as well as sensors and keypads. The Sub Controller utilizes the Building Controller’s integrated router to interface over an IP backbone to provide a stable shade system network.


 Expand System Design

  • Add 200 motors per Sub Controller.
  • Increase the number of used in an automated shade system.
  • Expand connection to additional buildings located on site.

Expand System Control

  • Access additional connection points for sensors or occupant controls.
  • Integrated IP switch for simplified connectivity of additional Sub Controllers.
  • Auto discovery of additional motors, sensors or keypads installed in a system.

Consistent animeo IP Features

  • Use sun tracking from weather stations to achieve dynamic façade control.
  • Accurate system control using time schedules based on the astronomical time clock.
  • Process real time weather data from intelligent weather stations.

Solar Entrance Depth Management 

  • During active sun tracking periods, animeo IP’s Solar Entrance Depth Management feature will adjust and maintain the solar shade height to limit the distance that sunlight enters the space. This protects furnishings, maximizes daylight availability and minimizes glare on work surfaces and computer screens.
Control Versatility 
  • Programmable wall-mounted keypads, wireless controls and virtual keypads provide occupants control over nearby window coverings. animeo IP can override manual occupant commands during specific time periods (ex: east façade from 8 AM – 12 PM) to keep the building running as efficiently as possible, providing just the right balance of manual and automated control.
  • animeo IP is compatible with existing SDN installations, at any point in system design, as well as wind, sun and weather sensors, in-wall keypads and wireless sensors, and third party building management systems.
Streamlined Commissioning Process 
  • Auto-discovery of motors and switches expedites installation while drag-and-drop configuration simplifies commissioning.

Sensor Offering

  • A variety of Somfy weather sensors are compatible with animeo IP, including rain, wind, sun and temperature sensors. Sensor configuration and setup is easy using animeo IP’s intuitive user interface.
  • Nominal Voltage / Frequency : 120V AC 60 Hz
  • Length (L3) : 4 in mm
  • Width : 6.88 in mm
  • Height : 1.75 in mm
  • Protection Index : IP20