Cord or tape operation is standard for window awnings.
Tape collector can be used on Baroness or Vienna window awnings for inside controls.
On small window or canopy awnings cord winch can be used for inside or outside control. Window awnings can also be gear operated or motorized.
Patio awnings are typically gear operated. The bevel gears used in our awnings are finely crafted components made to move awnings easily and quickly. The spherical hook allows the crank operation at any angle, not just directly underneath as in the old fashioned hook & eye gears.
Gear driven operation readily adapts for motorization. Adding a motor opens entirely new possibilities from sun & wind sensor to remote controls.