Control4 released the OS2.8 version of its home-control operating system to add new security capabilities and new streaming-music capabilities and services.
With the update, the HC-250 and HC-800 multizone-audio controllers stream Pandora, Deezer and the CD-quality Tidal services, joining Rhapsody, Napster and TuneIn. The update also adds a consistent user interface across all streaming services, deeper programming including thumbs up/down control, and ability to stream multiple favorite stations simultaneously to different rooms throughout the house. The update also adds native support for Airplay-enabled devices to the HC-800 so that anyone can share music from iOS phones and tablets, and from computers running iTunes, to different zones throughout the home.
In security, the updated OS add multiple new features, including Mockupancy, which makes a house looked lived-in while occupants are away. Mockupancy remembers the daily routines of a household and plays back the routines while people are away. Mockupancy can coordinate lighting, shades, and even TV entertainment and music streaming to mimic normal household presence.
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