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Bond Taps International Window Coverings Expo 2024 for Expansion into Outdoor Living









For Immediate Release

IWCE 2024, April 10-12 (Booth # 418)

Gaylord Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas


Highlights:

  • Bond Bridge Smart platform now controls pergolas, outdoor lighting, heating, cooling, and more.

  • Bond debuts outdoor weather sensor and low voltage LED outdoor lighting dimmer.

  • Bond is featured at 19 locations throughout Expo!

  • Bond is the official Motorization sponsor of IWCE24!

  • Bond is the sole Connectivity sponsor of IWCE24’s Outdoor Oasis Trend Pavilion!


Grapevine, TX – April 8, 2024 – At IWCE24, Bond (booth # 418) aims to illustrate to designers, dealers, and installers how they can benefit by bringing Smart Home control to luxury outdoor living. Bond’s RF-to-WiFi platform now controls many appliances used in outdoor residential and commercial settings. This includes awnings, pergola louvers, heating and cooling, ceiling fans, solar shades and screens, lighting, and more. And according to Bond’s user surveys, this is exactly what the category demands.




Bond RF-to-WiFi Control Platform

The RF-to-WiFi Bond Bridge Pro hub and companion Bond Home App bring Smartphone and home automation system control to remote-controlled appliances. The App brings new capabilities like scheduling and integration with voice assistance platforms Alexa, Hey Google, SmartThings and more.


Growing Demand for Bond in the Outdoors

With recent partnerships with exterior sun/solar/hurricane shades brands MagnaTrack, Universal Screens, SunPro, TEXTON, BTX, TWO USA, Bon, and Draper, Bond is seeing increased demand for its platform in outdoor settings. Plus, Bond is now compatible with Azenco’s pergola louvers and many of the often-integrated non-motorized solutions like low voltage outdoor lighting, heating, and cooling systems.


Bond’s recent Outdoor Living Spaces Survey verifies that home and business owners actively seek a unified control system for these types of add-ons, and Bond is leading the charge. At IWCE24 Bond will debut its Outdoor Pro Series. This consists of a weather sensor and an outdoor lighting dimmer.



Introducing Bond Breeze Pro

An industry-first, the Breeze Pro is a Smart wind/rain/sunlight sensor that can trigger multiple motorized screens, pergola louvers, and shutters based on user-defined thresholds. Used in conjunction with the Bond Bridge Pro ($379 MSRP), this all-in-one ultrasonic sensor (another industry-first) – and leveraging integrated proprietary technology – provides real-time weather data, signal strength and battery status to the Bond App. The sensor offers users and dealers wire-free installation, and setup within the Bond App is easy. Power is either built-in solar or battery. MSRP is set at $599.



Introducing Bond Firefly One Dimmer

Firefly One is a Smart Dimmer that enables wireless control of low voltage LED outdoor lighting. It enables users to adjust brightness, set schedules, and view the status of different zones directly in the Bond Home App. The Dimmer integrates a built-in proprietary Bond WiFi chip and is compatible with 2.4 GHz WiFi Home Systems. MSRP is set at $149.




Bond Helps Designers and Dealers Get Creative in Outdoor Spaces

“Bond is the only single platform to provide control for low voltage outdoor lighting, heating, ceiling fans, weather sensors, awnings, pergolas, shades, bug screens, and outdoor projection screens. We know that the contractor installing the pergola may not be the same one installing the sound system or the lighting. It is very compartmentalized,” says Bond Sales and Strategic Partnerships Director Daria Fox. “Regardless of what the individual elements are, Bond can help you bring it all together for your clients, and with the same kind of luxury and convenience of inside living.”


IWCE 2024 Outdoor Oasis Trend Pavilion

Fox is proud to announce that Bond is the sole Connectivity sponsor for IWCE’s Outdoor Oasis Trend Pavilion. This displays the latest inspirations in exterior treatments (shades, pergolas, awning), furnishings, fabrics, lighting, and accessories. These will be connected to Bond’s Bridge Pro, Breeze Pro and Firefly One, and via smartphones attendees can experience first-hand the merits of Bond-in-action.


“With our outdoor product tagline of ‘Think Outside,’ we want people to envision that anything is possible outside with Bond. At IWCE’s Outdoor Oasis, we aim to illustrate to designers, dealers, and installers that there are more ways to monetize a job through integration of products. You can sell multiple products and only need one hub for all,” added Fox.

Also, as the official Motorization sponsor of the IWCE, Bond is thrilled to unveil, in collaboration with Gaposa Motors, the seamless integration of the Bond Bridge Pro with Gaposa's new 40 Nm and 50 Nm AUTONOMO solar-powered motors and SENSE triple try obstacle detection technology motors, designed specifically for outdoor living. Experience these innovations firsthand at booth 627, located right next to the Outdoor Pavilion.


Partners Exhibiting Bond at IWCE 2024:

●       Alpha Motors (booth # 1207)     

●       A-OK (booth # 509)

●       Bon Window Fashions (booth # 918)       

●       BTX (booth # 107)       

●       Coulisse (booth # 409)   

●       Dendo (booth # 1237)     

●       Draper at Home (booth # 1101)

●       Forest Drapery Hardware (booth # 809)

●       Gaposa (booth # 627)   

●       JStar (booth # 923)

●       Ronco (booth # 424) 

●       SunPro (booth # 713)

●       TEXTON (booth # 501)

●       TWO USA (booth # 113)

●       Unique Fine Fabric (booth # 709)

●       Universal Screens (booth # 104)


Bond Sponsors IWCE 2024 Motorization Classes  

Bond is the official motorization sponsor of IWCE24 and O’D McKewan’s educational seminars:

●       Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM: WFCP Motorization

●       Thursday 10:30-11:45 AM:  Introduction to Motorization

●       Friday 9-10:15 AM: Mastering Motorization



Schedule Your Appointment with Bond at IWCE 

Meet the Olibra / Bond team (booth # 418) to learn more about how their technology takes window treatment control to a higher-level experience. Email daria@bondhome.io to schedule an appointment.


Become a Bond Dealer

Window treatment professionals can sign-up to become a Bond dealer and purchase directly from the company at www.BondHome.io.


Media Inquiries 

For all Olibra/Bond Bridge media inquiries please contact Muto Communications PR agency:

Paul Muto: paul@mutocomm.com, 516.662.5374. 

Richard Frank: richard@mutocomm.com, 949.637.0700.


About Bond

Bond is from Olibra, LLC, a privately-owned NJ tech company established in 2016 with a focus of making motorized window coverings, ceiling fans and gas fireplaces simpler and more delightful to use. The Bond Bridge RF-to-WiFi platform was launched in 2018 with the Bond Bridge. This brought intuitive Smartphone control to these appliances. In 2021 came the Bond Bridge Pro, bringing expanded capabilities and integration with leading home automation and virtual assistance platforms. 2023 brought the Sidekick for Shades Gen2 battery-powered wireless keypad, and 2024 brings the Breeze Pro weather sensor and Firefly One Dimmer. (Complete list of compatible motor, automation, and virtual assistance brands here: https://bondhome.io/supported-motorization-brands/)  www.bondhome.io



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