Dune HD most popular media players (Max, Duo and Smart) have passed Control4’s rigorous certification process. The Dune HD multi-room media players now certified to work seamlessly with Control4 systems. As of the first quarter of this year Dune HD will start releasing drivers to home integrators of Control4 home automation systems.
With the run up to CES 2012, Control4 has launched a home control app for Android-based smartphones and tablets. The new App. extends the flexibility of the Control4 home control platform, to provide control over security systems, lighting, music and video using Android. MyHome for Android has been added to Control4’s MyHome for iPad and iPhone, giving the customer to option to use which ever device they choose to use.
Control4 has release an upgraded version of its home automation operating system software, OS2. The company said OS2.1 comes with a host of new features that allow for easier and faster installs. One of the core enhancements is an advanced diagnostic tool “Detective Suite”, which is an installer’s tool set. Home users can expect better performance, stability and the option to have customised user interface for each room in the house.
Cisco and Control4, two of the connected home heavy weights have entered into a strategic partnership around the creation of smart home energy management solutions. Both companies already have their own platform; control4 has its EMS 100 Suite and Cisco has the Home Energy Controller (HEC). Control4 recently announced that it was going through another round of funding, which could be the drive behind this partnership with Cisco.
Control4 is going through another round of funding, according to news out today they are currently embarking on a US$25m funding round. The company is now moving in the energy management solutions market as an addition to its already established home control solutions. Investors associated with the funding include Frazier Technology Ventures, vSpring Capital and Thomas Weisel Venture Partners.
NV Energy has partnered with Control4 to roll out Control4’s home energy management solutions. NV Energy will integrate Control4 Advantage software with its demand response management system, to allow NV Energy to communicate with and manage any number of home area networks on the Control4 EMS 100 platform. In an effort to create an appealing customer experience NV Energy has a target of rolling out up to 20,000 EMS 100 systems to customer homes by 2012.
The InfinityEdge along with a host of Control4 home control applications are coming to ISE 2011 (Europe's premier electronic systems integration show). The InfinityEdge in-wall touchscreen home automation platform allows you to connect and manage all networked smart devices in your home. Coupled with Control4’s line of management software you can control your lighting, movies, energy, security, temperature, music and more from a wide range of devices in Control4 enabled homes.
Accenture has selected Control4 to participate in a three-year, $30 million AMI pilot funded by Singapore Power and the Singapore government. The Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot will launch this year in 4,500 residential, commercial and industrial locations and will continue through 2013. Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) appointed Accenture to design and implement the project. Control4 will provide IP-based home control systems that enable two-way communication with the Smart Grid.
In a move to make whole home automation a part of its standard option for new home development US home builder Holmes Home is working with Control4, the home control and automation specialist. Through the collaboration Holmes Home will offer a complete Control4 home automation system to homeowners as a standard feature in an affordable new housing development in Daybreak, a sustainable community located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
Control4 has unveiled a new product in its range of home control systems, which will put home control at your finger tip. The new in-wall touch screen solution is called Control4 InfinityEdge Touch Screen. With variable connection and powered options and intercom capability, the InfinityEdge is an ideal solution for those renovating or building a new home.