I have a customer who swears he saw a mechanical window opener for either a casement or awning window on an episode of TOH. He didn't know if it was a retro-fit thing or an offering by a particular window manufacturer. I've tried to find such a thing over the internet and through several window lines that are avialable to me, with no luck. In the house I am building for him we have one pair of awning windows set up in a shed dormer in the roof of the dining room. He would like to be able to open and close the windows with the push of a button. I told him worst case I can have a long crank made with some kind of universal joint in it to operate the windows from below. He'd be o.k. with that but I promised I would search high and low for a mechanical option as well. Anybody know of such a thing or remember what he might have seen on the show? Any other suggestions for ways of dealing with opening and closing of high windows would be appreciated.