Control4 Extends Leadership in the Connected Home at CEDIA 2016
At a CEDIA launch event yesterday, Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of connected home solutions, unveiled an array of comprehensive software capabilities, solutions, tools, and partnerships to enhance the ability of Control4® and Pakedge® Certified Dealers to deliver personalized smart home experiences, backed by industry-leading home automation and network performance.
Control4 CEDIA announcements include new integration partnerships, the release of Control4 OS 2.9 packed with new consumer enhancements and dealer tools, and the introduction of Bakpak® 4.0 - the cloud-based network and automation management solution. Control4 also unveiled their Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill for voice-enabled whole-home automation, delivering hands-free control of a Control4 system.
"We are here at CEDIA to emphatically demonstrate our commitment to delivering the smart home through our channel partners with real-world tools, solutions, and programs that drive customer satisfaction and business success," said Martin Plaehn, CEO of Control4. "Our approach to interoperability is being embraced by the world's leading consumer electronics brands, our new software is all about homeowner personalization, and with Bakpak we are putting powerful network and automation management software solutions into the hands of all our dealers. There is no other company in our industry providing the same breadth and depth of solutions along with business support to deliver exceptional customer experience and dealer opportunity."
Control4 is Central in the Connected Home
Bakpak 4.0 Network and Automation Management Tool
Now available with no licensing or subscription fees, Bakpak 4.0 provides all 5,000 Control4 and Pakedge authorized dealers with the tools and cloud infrastructure to deliver the most robust and reliable home networks. Bakpak enables rapid response to issues, proactive management, and greater visibility of network and automation systems in connected homes across a dealers' customer base. The new Bakpak apps for iOS and Android (News - Alert) include context-aware, intelligent alerts, and the tools to remotely address network issues from anywhere. Bakpak is unique in that it manages both network and automation devices to ensure that the network is tuned to the automation that runs on top of it. Making Bakpak the system for all connected devices and new integrations with Control4 also adds the ability for dealers to monitor ZigBee (News - Alert) and Z-Wave devices remotely. Bakpak 4.0 is easy to use, easy to scale, and now, with no licensing or subscription fees, it is the management platform for any connected home.
With tools including Bakpak, Composer Express, and cloud-based infrastructure, Control4 and Pakedge authorized dealers worldwide are able to scale their business and provide exceptional customer service.
Control4 OS 2.9 Available Today
"Lutron is very focused on creating a dynamic user experience both inside and outside the home," said Ed Blair, Lutron Vice-President and General Manager. "Working with best-in-class brands like Control4 provides users with an enhanced experience for seamlessly integrating automated shades into the most important moments and scenes throughout the day, like waking up, going to bed, and family movie night, and makes it easier than ever for dealers to add shades to every project."
New Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) Solutions
Amazon Alexa and Control4
Dealers and partners at CEDIA can visit Control4 and Pakedge for demonstrations of all that's new at the show at booth numbers 4116 and 5346, respectively.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com.
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