On Controls has updated its platform with new features and functionality with version 4.0. The cloud-based smart home solution will now be able to authorize residential and commercial integrators to deliver advanced control and automation functionality at a lower cost than competitive systems. Version 4.0 has been designed specifically to give integrators the most easily scalable and user-friendly connected technology platform in the smart home and commercial control markets.
On Controls modules are pre-configured solutions that deliver compatibility between a growing number of third party devices and the On Controls platform. The version 4.0 release includes a module for easy integration of the popular Philips Hue lighting (controls both color and dimmer).
Additionally, On Controls now offers two new modules for Lutron systems—the first incorporates the Lutron Homeworks QS system, giving users intuitive control over Lutron Homeworks switches, dimmers, keypad buttons, phantom buttons, window treatments, and thermostats. Another new module is now available for the Lutron Smart Bridge Pro wireless bridge, which includes seamless integration of Caseta Wireless dimmers and Pico remote controls. All of these new modules represent tremendous opportunity for integrators seeking to bring affordable Internet of Things (IoT) functionality to both new and existing customers.
The On Controls version 4.0 release includes major firmware revisions that enable integrators to achieve multifaceted configurations with ease, delivering advanced control and automation functionality competitive with far costlier solutions. The On Controls platform now enables integrators to leverage external sensors to actuate events and two-way communication with third party devices, resulting in the capacity to create individually tailored macros for today’s sophisticated connected home customers and demanding commercial environments.
“Many of the new features found in this latest release are a direct result of feedback from our residential and commercial dealer base,” explained On Controls CEO Itai Ben-Gal. “Our objective is to engage with our sales channel and deliver the functionality they require from our groundbreaking cloud-based solution.”
The On Controls platform has become the control and automation solution of choice for a broad range of integrators and enterprise clients. Best Buy recently selected On Controls to run their AV demos in 470 Magnolia locations, with additional outlets and applications planned. Despite the influx of new AV components into their showrooms every three months, Best Buy corporate employees are able to manage all changes from their headquarters and update each store’s system as new models arrive. This enables Magnolia sales staff to access new product artwork and specifications instantly from an iPad as they are interacting with consumers.
On Controls will be featured at the 2014 CEDIA EXPO, Booth 1132.