markilux awning systems benefit from the use of a hidden tubular motor to provide smooth, quiet and reliable operation at the touch of a button. The motor is most commonly controlled by a handheld remote due to an in-built receiver hidden inside the motor. Alternatively, your markilux awning can be integrated into any existing home automation system and/or building management system. Motorising your awning allows for the integration of various sensors to automatically retract the awning in bad weather or open the awning by sun sensor and/or chronis timer. If you prefer manual operation, markilux provide a light & easy manual operation in select models thanks to the use of a servo-assisted gear operated by a stainless-steel winding handle. The 5:1 ratio gear-box allows for fast extension and retraction.