In part 1 of our series of The Market Potential For Smart Shades, we explored the general market potential of the smart shade industry, but, more specifically, we focused on the consumer segment of the market. However, things actually get much more interesting when the commercial market is considered. Let’s Continue Reading


Knowing the true market potential for a product or industry is an important part of any business’s future growth. Knowing this is not only crucial to any potential investors, but also for the company itself. When we came up with the idea behind RYSE SmartShade, we knew that it was Continue Reading


This is Part 1 of our two part story! A lot of people are asking how we came up with the idea for our company, and what the difference between RYSE and AXIS is. Well, we’re here to share our story of RYSE, how we got started, and what the Continue Reading


Increased privacy and security Is your bathroom too close to your neighbors? Set your shades to lower when you enter the bathroom and rise again as you leave. You can even automatically lower your shades before you hit the hay so you can go to sleep in privacy.If you’re looking Continue Reading


“Why can’t I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day?” If you’re anything like Jim Taylor, you’ve woken up with this exact thought in your head too. It’s a bright sunny day out, his wife is preparing breakfast and his kids are jumping on the bed trying Continue Reading


Do you need to throw out your old home products to replace them with new smart home products? Completely replacing older products in your home in favor of new smart products can be expensive, complicated and time-consuming. For things that are supposed to make your life simpler, getting Smart Home products ready Continue Reading


Are you always forgetting to water your plants? Never know what room to put your plants in and how much light they need? Finding it difficult to know what nutrients to add? Smart Gardens take care of the hard parts so you can enjoy fresh greens from your countertop. Smart Continue Reading


Dragon’s Den, a hit reality TV program where entrepreneurs pitch innovative business ideas to a panel of wealthy venture capitalists, has been helping Canadians grow their startup businesses since 2006. With either the help and capital backing of the Dragons or simply the exposure the program brings, many Canadian startups Continue Reading


Our team is excited to announce that AXIS Gear is officially certified with Samsung SmartThings. The hugely popular smart home system now has it’s first retrofit motorized shading device in it’s growing family of connected devices.This official integration is a collaboration that has been in the works between our two teams Continue Reading


Check out the original post on the AXIS Blog. With AXIS Gear you can turn your ordinary blinds into smart and automated blinds. No installers or a degree in rocket-science required. Install and setup in just minutes.Compatible with a variety of shades, blinds, and curtains.Save time and money by upgrading the Continue Reading


The Avery is a 56-story residential tower located in San Francisco, CA. The Avery has 548 units that include 118 luxury view condominiums, 280 luxury apartments and 150 affordable apartments. The opening was announced by Related Companies, the largest privately-owned real estate firm in the United States, in June 2019. Continue Reading


Cellular shades or honeycomb shades are window coverings that for filtering or completely block out light. They come in different sizes and colours, which add to their appeal. They are best for blocking out sunlight, conserving energy, providing privacy, or for aesthetic purposes.Manufacturers make cellular shades with honeycomb-shaped cells. The Continue Reading


We are thrilled to announce that as of August 30th, AXIS Gear will be available to try and buy at b8ta. If you don’t know b8ta yet, you should get to know how it works as b8ta is not like other retailers. b8ta’s mission is to change the traditional retail model by Continue Reading


Alo is a contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar located atop a heritage building in downtown Toronto. Just downstairs is Alo’s sister restaurant, Aloette, a chic diner that serves comfort dishes and French staples.  In 2015, Alo was recognized by industry experts as the best restaurant in Canada.There are 4 large windows Continue Reading


Fully featured automated blinds and shades with scheduling/timer controls can now be enjoyed by everyone and anyone.  Programmed and customized to fit your unique lifestyle. Learn how you can use powerful schedules and timers to turn your ordinary window blinds and shades into smart automated blinds. It’s Easy To Add Scheduling To Your Continue Reading