Somfy URTSI II Binding

This binding communicates with Somfy URTSI II devices over a serial connection.

There is also a binding specifically for openHAB 2 here.

Binding Configuration

This binding can be configured in the file services/urtsi.cfg.

Property Default Required Description
<deviceId>.port   Yes identification of the serial port on the host system, e.g. “COM1” on Windows, “/dev/ttyS0” on Linux or “/dev/tty.PL2303-0000103D” on Mac.


  • <deviceId> is a name you choose to identify which device you want to control via your items. You can specify multiple devices in the configuration.

Item Configuration

The format of the binding configuration is simple and looks like this:



  • <deviceId> corresponds device which is introduced in services/urtsi.cfg.
  • <channelId> is the configured RTS channel you want the item to bind to. Each URTSI device supports up to 16 channels (1 - 16).

Only Rollershutter items are allowed to use this binding. The binding is able to handle UP, DOWN and MOVE commands.

As a result, your lines in the items file might look like the following:

Rollershutter RollershutterKitchen       "Kitchen"         { urtsi="device1:1" }
Rollershutter RollershutterLivingRoom    "Living room"     { urtsi="device1:2" }