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Control4 Adds Products, Upgrades OS And App

New touchscreens, wireless thermostat, and remote debut.
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Control 4 unveiled its 2.7 smart-home OS and multiple products compatible with it, including a new wireless thermostat, new in-wall and tabletop touchscreens with HD video intercom, and a handheld remote.

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Control4’s new tabletop and in-wall touchscreens support HD video intercom features.

The company also unveiled an upgraded iOS and Android app that sets up a complete home-control system but has also been optimized to speed up one-room home-entertainment installs, a spokesman said. The original app was launched last year to reduce setup time for large whole-home systems to hours from days and make one-room setups 70 percent faster compared with programming via laptop. The new app will further accelerate setup of a one-room home-entertainment system.

For home-entertainment systems, the app reduces the time it takes to program an entertainment system from “a number of hours” to less than an hour compared to other vendors’ laptop-based programming, said Control4 dealer Jonathan Ping of Houston’s DataSmart.

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