Amsterdam — D&M Installation (DMi) has announced the signing of an agreement between D&M Europe B.V. and Control, the manufacturer of IP-based home control and entertainment systems. The agreement provides D&M with access to Control4’s digital home automation technology to produce a range of Escient home control products. The Escient-branded products will be available in more than 27 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
The strategic supply agreement provides DMi with an extensive array of home automation products under the Escient brand, including controllers, remotes, keypads, lighting controls, thermostats, and touch screens for control of entertainment and other systems in the home. This extends DMi’s product offering to include easy-to-use, powerful whole-home control of the home theater, multi-room music, smart lighting, temperature control, and security systems.
“The Control4 control platform is a comprehensive complement to the Denon, Marantz, and Escient product lines,” said Bert Kiggen, brand director of DMi. “This agreement is a further milestone in our objective of providing custom installers with best in class, end-to-end system integration solutions for whole-home entertainment, and environmental and security control. We look forward to working with Control4 in extending our system integration offerings throughout the EMEA CI markets.”
Commenting for Control4, CEO Will West stated, “We are pleased to partner
with D&M to expand distribution of our elegant and easy-to-use home automation platform. Denon, Marantz, and Escient product lines are excellent brands and the strategic relationship will help introduce Control4 technology to a broad base of countries in EMEA.”