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PowerlouverTM System

Automation made easy

The award winning Altair® PowerlouverTM System is an elegant and stylish automated window option for modern buildings.

Architects CplusC fitted automated Powerlouver windows to this beautiful residential home that extend throughout its entirety, delivering abundant natural light and fresh ventilation. View project.

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Features

Innovative

Low voltage motors concealed within the frame with no unsightly control rods.

Award Winning

Superior award-winning1 design featured in many award-winning projects.

Control Options

Compatible with the Apptivate Control Unit4, Smartphone control or Building Management System.

Temperature Sensor

Automatic operation in response to an in-built temperature sensor.2

Timer Control

Automatic operation in response to pre-set timers.3

Bluetooth

Operation by compatible Bluetooth® smartphones and tablets.

  1. Winner of the 2007 and 2014 AWA ‘Most Innovative Window System and Component’ Design Award.
  2. Temperature sensor may not accurately reflect the air temperature within a room due to it’s location within the wall cavity.
  3. Timer events can be enabled or disabled remotely from the Powerlouver App or directly on the Apptivate Control Unit.
  4. Please note the Apptivate Control Unit has been discontinued. New Apptivate Advance Control Unit coming soon.
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Accessibility

Operate the Powerlouver System when installed up high more frequently or automatically in anticipation of needs, not in response to them. This removes the need for awkward map rods to operate manual handles in out-of-reach locations.

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Aesthetics

The Altair Powerlouver System boasts superior aesthetics, with no visible external rods or automated devices. The low voltage motors are concealed within the frame, making for a clean and modern appearance. A stylish and elegant option for contemporary residential or commercial building designs.

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Convenience

Imagine walking into a home that has been programmed to open your Powerlouvers to cool the house naturally before arriving home from work or relaxing on the couch and operating your Powerlouvers with a smartphone. All this is available when using a Building Management System.

Maximising Natural Ventilation with the PowerlouverTM System

The Powerlouver Window has been developed to reach heights up to 8′ 6-3/4″ and quietly opens to 87.5 degrees, automatically stopping at the fully open and fully closed positions or can be stopped in any intermediate position throughout the open/close cycle.

When fully open, the Powerlouver allows 90% natural ventilation through the entire window opening which helps keep the building at a comfortable temperature without the need for artificial cooling systems. This is in comparison to common powered awning windows that only provide between 12% – 30% air depending on the wind direction.

Powerlouver Windows are ideal for out-of-reach locations to allow hot air to escape quickly with a simple press of a button. No fine motor skills or large control rods are required, encouraging occupants to operate the windows more frequently to ventilate the building. Powerlouvers also make for great floor-to-ceiling feature windows to help improve the quality of indoor air so building occupants can be left feeling fresh and healthy.

Breezway Powerlouvre Brochure

Powerlouver System Brochure

Window Automation Made Easy.
View PDF.

The PowerlouverTM System takes centre stage at the Breezway head office

The Breezway Head Office displays a spectacular showcase of Breezway Altair Louver Windows, in particular the Altair Powerlouver System that has been integrated into a building management system to achieve a cost efficient, environmentally sustainable commercial building design.

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Gallery

For more examples view our Project Profiles page.
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Technical

Control Options

Wall Switch Bell press switch.
Apptivate Control Unit
(Product Discontinued3)
  • Touch sensitive wall switch.
  • Automatic operation in response to an in-built temperature1 sensor.
  • Automatic operation in response to pre-set timers2.
  • Operation by compatible Bluetooth smartphones and tablets.
Building Management System
Allows control of the Powerlouver System along with other automated building products and automatic operation in response to various sensors and inputs. E.g. Rain or wind sensors.
  1. Temperature sensor may not accurately reflect the air temperature within a room due to it’s location within the wall cavity.
  2. Timer events can be enabled or disabled remotely from the Powerlouver App or directly on the Apptivate Control Unit.
  3. New Apptivate Advance Control Unit coming soon.

Size Specs (Standard heights only)

Max width 157-1/2″ or 6 bays
Min width 15-3/4″ (2-9 blades)
500mm (10-18 blades)
Notes for Powerlouver System Off-Standard Heights:

Off-Standard Heights between 4/16″ and 1-10/16″ greater than a standard frame height are not available for 6″ Powerlouver Windows.

Off-Standard Heights between 1/16″ and 3/16″ below a standard frame height are not available for 4″ Powerlouver Windows.

Off-Standard Heights between 4/16″ and 1-12/16″ greater than a standard frame height are not available for 4″ Powerlouver Windows.

For the complete Powerlouver heights refer to the Customizing page Size Options.

Powerlouver App Operation

  • Remote operation of an Apptivate Control Unit (Bluetooth signal range is more than 32′ and is maximized by clear sight-line to the Apptivate Control Unit).
  • Single command can operate all Powerlouver Windows in range.
  • Set automatic response to in-built temperature sensor and timers.
  • Compatible with devices that have iOS (7 or newer) or Android (4.3 or newer) Operating Systems.

Technical Specs

24V DC operating voltage from 240V AC supply voltage
Compatible with major switching systems
3 year electrical warranty

Breezway Apptivate Control Unit

A video tutorial on the Powerlouver Apptivate Control Unit and the Powerlouver App. Powerlouver Windows are a perfect choice when automated windows are required.

Extensive Testing

Cyclical open/close 30,000
Salt mist 1,000 hours
Extreme humidity 90% humidity at 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Extreme heat 140 degrees Fahrenheit
Extreme cold 32 degrees Fahrenheit
Electromagnetic compatibility Complies with the requirements of EN61000-6-3 and AS/NZS 4251.1
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Downloads & Design Manual

Design Manual

The Breezway Design Manual is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. If you are viewing on a mobile or tablet device then we recommend opening the design manual PDF directly using this link Breezway Design Manual

  • Operating Conditions
  • Opening Configurations
  • Electrical Requirements & Wiring
  • Apptivate Control Unit Wiring
  • Building Management Compatibility
NOTE: The Breezway Design Manual is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. If you are viewing on a mobile or tablet device then we recommend opening the design manual PDF directly using this link Breezway Design Manual