(NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today
announces Control4® Smart Home OS 3. Control4 Smart Home OS 3
is designed to unify hundreds of connected devices within the home,
control them all from a single platform, deliver the personalization
homeowners want, and facilitate the professional support smart home
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Control4 Smart Home OS 3 unifies hundreds of devices within the home, controls them all from a single platform, and provides homeowners the ability to personalize their devices, rooms, and scenes to meet their needs. (Photo: Business Wire)
The modern smart home made simple and intuitive.
Smart Home OS 3 is designed to simplify the use of many connected
devices throughout the home, exceeding expectations for how people live
with technology. OS 3 offers more than a thousand new features and
capabilities including fluid, refined, and intuitive interfaces
providing one-touch control for favorite devices and scenes, at-a-glance
views for security and lighting, one-touch music and video streaming,
and more, all in a singular platform across Control4 and third-party
It’s all just smart stuff without a Smart Home OS.
industry is at a tipping point; pundits are forecasting by 2020 there
will be 13 billion connected devices in today’s homes. The rapid
introduction of these products fractures the smart home ecosystem and
compounds complexity. Disparate smart devices don’t work together nor
meet the promise of easy, convenient or better, and consumers and their
families have been left frustrated.
“The Control4 Smart Home OS is designed to remove complexity,” said
Control4 Senior Vice President of Products and Services Charlie Kindel.
“Every home is a mix of products from a variety of companies, a Smart
Home OS embraces this reality, providing broad choice rather than
creating a collection of tiny walled gardens that limit homeowners.”
Boasting a broad and deep ecosystem, Control4 OS 3 brings support for
more than 13,500 third-party devices and 7,500 Control4 SDDP-embedded
products. Built as smart home infrastructure, OS 3 scales to the needs
of the family, whether it’s a single-room entertainment experience or a
whole-home automation system in a mansion.
Control4 Smart Home OS 3 enriches the real-life connected home
experience. By aiming to encompass all of the home’s connected devices,
it breaks through many of the barriers of smart home adoption. “There is
a delight—almost a sense of magic—when technology comes together and
genuinely enhances our lives,” said Charlie. “And right now, only
Control4 Smart Home OS 3 can deliver on that promise for the home.”
Smart living is installed by professionals and personalized by owners.
the elegance and sophistication homeowners want requires the experience
of a professional installer. But only a family knows the nuances of
their day-to-day lifestyles. Control4 Smart Home OS facilitates
professional installation to make sure everything works together, while
empowering families to make their smart home experience uniquely their
“For more than 15 years Control4 has held steadfast in the belief that
meeting the expectation of a true smart home requires professional
installation,” stated Control4 Chairman and CEO Martin Plaehn. “We have
relentlessly built a network of trained professionals, and today
Control4 has more than 200 Control4 Certified Showrooms where consumers
can walk in and experience OS 3. Control4 has nearly 6,000 Authorized
Dealers, OS 3 leverages the talent and skill of tens of thousands of
smart home pros around the world to install, update, and manage smart
home technology for families.”
Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Highlights:
Building on years of
operational experience, Control4 Smart Home OS 3 brings new levels of
thoughtful design to raise expectations for smart homes.
Introducing Favorites, OS 3 gives homeowners the ability to
bring virtually everything in the home to the top of the room in the
mobile app, touch screen, and TV. Favorites provides one-touch
control and, more importantly, homeowners can now see whether the home
is secure or lights are on anywhere in the home without tapping.
Favorites provide homeowners the flexibility to prioritize
the devices for each room. In a living room, the news station can
be at the top of the app, where the over-island lights show up
first in the kitchen view.
Simply press and hold to Favorite a device, service, scene,
or playlist in any room. Drag icons to reorganize or delete them
from the screen with a simple tap, interactions any mobile user is
- Favorites provide homeowners the flexibility to prioritize
Assemble whole-home dashboards for at-a-glance views of the most vital
devices from any room. In the master bedroom, Favorite the
front door lock, garage doors, and security cameras to ensure the home
is secure before going to bed.
Easily see only the lights that are on, the blinds that are open, and
the doors and security zones that are secure, a necessary capability
required when you have many connected devices throughout the home.
Homeowners can personalize their system and tailor it to their needs
as they live and grow with it. Edit or create smart home scenes, set
schedules to automate devices, and modify how devices interact.
OS 3 has reimagined multi-room entertainment. With OS 3 share your
music throughout the home with an elegant look, crisp sound, and the
ease of one-touch access to the most popular streaming services.
Stream video with the same intuitive approach, just relax and watch.
Music and video take a prominent position with Active Media
located at the top of the screen, showing music controls, and
track details right at the front.
Streaming music and video throughout the home is simple with
all-new Sessions to easily add or remove rooms, adjust the volume
everywhere or within a single room.
- Music and video take a prominent position with Active Media
OS 3 adds native support for streaming high-resolution audio in
Control4 systems with the addition of MQA (Master Quality Audio). Now
homeowners can stream better-than-CD quality music through TIDAL
Masters and listen to their own MQA-encoded music collection.
Advanced security system management — With unified lock management,
lock users, and PINs are now easily managed through OS 3 for all locks
(with no need to create and edit users for each lock). Create a user,
assign a PIN and a schedule, and apply the changes to all locks
installed in the home.
Coordinated shade control — New blind and shade options with more than
350 new icons that represent the wide variety of ways window coverings
operate, let users easily see all shades that are open, and with
one-button press, close them across the house.
Users can set a different wallpaper for every room, choosing from a
variety of designer-approved images or their own photos matched to
their home and lifestyle.
Dealer Tools — Control4 has always led the industry with tools that
enable swift, easy, and reliable deployment. With OS 3, dealers will
enjoy enhancements that further simplify programming, reduce
repetitive tasks, and speed up deployment.
Thoughtfully refined and optimized, each interface is designed for the
different ways a customer will use a mobile phone, a touch screen
mounted on the wall, or a hand-held remote and a TV. The mobile phone
is optimized for one-hand control in portrait mode, while the TV
interface is focused on the entertainment experience from the couch.
Control4 Smart Home OS 3 is available now through Control4
Authorized Dealers. Control4 Smart Home OS 3 information can be
Homeowners and professionals are invited to get hands-on with Control4
Smart Home OS 3 at their nearest Control4 Certified
Showroom location for C4Yourself® Day worldwide on June
13 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com.
CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems
for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting,
music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified
smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its
consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making
networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more
comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of
mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a
high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected
devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 13,500
third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding
ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in
over 100 countries. Leveraging a professional channel that includes over
5,900 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to
sell Control4 products, Pakedge networking solutions and Triad speakers,
Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major
consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
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