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post #1 of 2 Old 01-28-2013, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Anyone done this before? I have 9 somfy RF roller shades? Had 1 person tell me that I have to purchase a $500 controller to perform this. Hoping there is a cheaper workaround. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Integrating a standalone RF system is always a challenge. I don't have an answer to your specific question, but it did get me noodling on the topic of any viable alternative approaches: Depending on the price/availability of the Somfy RF remote + your comfort with pulling one apart and tinkering, you could consider doing something similar to this:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1300232/ir-control-for-rf-devices

You basically use the Velleman IR switching kit (which is really easy to put together) to emulate button pushes and control it using a standard emitter/blaster with iRule

....I don't know the number of buttons on your remote, but you could also maybe use iRule to control the open/close contacts on an iTach or GC-100 to simulate button pushes....just a thought.

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