Somfy Awarded Editor’s Pick by Architect’s Newspaper Best of Product Awards for animeo IB+ TouchBuco™

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Somfy is honored to be named an Editor’s Pick for smart building automation solution animeo IB+ TouchBuco™.

Somfy is proud to earn an Editor's Pick from Architect’s Newspaper for our animeo IB+ TouchBuco™ automation solution.

Somfy is proud to be named an Editor’s Pick for the animeo IB+ TouchBuco, which simplifies natural light management for smarter and more energy-conscious buildings.

Somfy Systems, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, is proud to be named an Editor’s Pick in the Architect’s Newspaper Best of Product Awards. We’re excited Somfy’s animeo IB+ TouchBuco™ automation solution was chosen as an Editor’s Choice in the category of Smart Building, Smart Home, and Automation Systems.

Designed to control window covering systems providing solar protection and energy savings in small and medium-sized buildings, animeo IB+ TouchBuco™ is the automation solution that can be configured for each zone, quickly and easily. This new solution expands control of motorized shading in buildings to improve efficiency and comfort.

“Somfy is proud to be named an Editor’s Pick for the animeo IB+ TouchBuco, which simplifies natural light management for smarter and more energy-conscious buildings,” said Ty Saville, Somfy North America’s Business and New Housing & Commercial Solutions Manager. “We’re glad that Architect’s Newspaper has recognized the value in our smart shading solutions to make buildings more comfortable, more sustainable, and more intelligent.”

The animeo IB+ TouchBuco automates natural light management based on real-time sensor feedback and façade orientation, minimizing glare and maximizing daylight using sensors and timed events. It also provides users with an intuitive touch screen solution for the control of their building’s solar shading. These user-friendly designs offer customized control with wall-mounted devices.

With animeo IB+ TouchBuco, it’s possible to create dedicated scenarios for multiples of 4 or 8 zones per unit, with the possibility to scale projects with multiple units. Enjoy optimal visual and thermal comfort for occupants and optimized energy performance for buildings. It’s easy to configure, with basic cabling and simple allocation of motors and facades.

Fast software upgrades and remote implementation and maintenance make the animeo IB+ TouchBuco easy to use and simple to optimize. It answers the needs of different building segments including private or public offices, healthcare, education, and hospitality projects.

The animeo IB+ TouchBuco is a natural choice for the Best of Products Awards from Architect’s Newspaper. For the last six years, Architect’s Newspaper has been awarding the high-quality products continuing to move the industry forward in new and exciting ways.

“With more categories than ever—31 in all—this year’s edition spans nearly every building, interior, and outdoor product category imaginable, from acoustics and fabrics to air barriers and timber cladding,” said Architect’s Newspaper. “Our discerning jurors brought their wide-ranging expertise to every one of these product types, assessing each on multiple bases, including aesthetics, performance, ease of installation, and value.”

“Somfy is grateful to be joining an esteemed group of products with the animeo IB+ TouchBuco, which is helping to create buildings as smart as their occupants,” said Saville.

To learn more about the 2020 winners of the Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products award, see the full list here.

Visit Somfy to learn more about the animeo IB+ TouchBuco.

About Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy has been improving everyday life for more than 270 million people by designing and manufacturing intelligent motorization solutions for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections. Somfy innovates to automate and connect shades, blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior screens & pergolas for commercial and residential buildings in 58 countries across the globe. With 170+ million motors produced over the last half-century, Somfy Is committed to creating reliable and sustainable solutions that promote the best way of living and well-being for all. For more information, visit

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