Control4 Introduces Comprehensive Portfolio of Home Automation ProductsSALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 9, 2004 -- Wireless Line of Products Enables Automation for Any Home; Standards-based Automation System Interacts with Consumers' Existing Networks
Control4, a home automation company, today unveiled a portfolio of wired and wireless IP-based products that enable home automation. The company is the first to offer automation products that can be retrofitted into any home.
"It is our intention to make home automation affordable, applicable and available to a very broad consumer audience. Our standards-based approach allows products from virtually all third-party vendors to integrate with this system," said Will West, chief executive officer of Control4. "We believe these products will begin to transform the home automation industry and improve the way people live."
The company said its products will dramatically reduce the cost of home automation and permit consumers to incrementally upgrade their systems. For as little as $500, users can install and customize basic system components.
The family of Control4 products encompasses the entertainment, security, convenience and comfort needs of homeowners. Control4 has 15 patents in process, in such key areas as network security and installation. The technology utilizes auto-discovery for IP-based control devices, including those that do not support discovery. In addition, auto-creation of programming and user interfaces allows for easy integration of new products, which the system will automatically configure.
"Control4's new technology is the first IP-controlled system for non-engineers," said Eric Smith, chief technology officer of Control4. "These next-generation systems can be managed through a smart remote or touch screen and incrementally updated as budget allows."
The full line of products will first be introduced at the CEDIA trade show in Indianapolis. (Sept.10-12).
Control4 was founded in 2003 by a team with extensive experience in residential automation systems and an in-depth background in networking. Before founding Control4, Will West and Eric Smith founded PHAST Corp. in 1995. PHAST is broadly recognized as developing the first home control system with an intuitive interface for programming and daily use. PHAST was sold to AMX in 1997. The same team later founded and built STSN into the largest provider of broadband services in the hospitality industry, serving more than 2,000 hotels and more than 250,000 guest rooms worldwide.
Control4 makes home automation a practical option for any home by combining innovative technology with today's wired and wireless networking standards. Led by a team of experienced industry professionals, the company focuses its expertise on providing a new breed of home automation solutions that are affordable, non-invasive, easy to install and designed to adapt to any lifestyle.
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