At its virtual partner summit, Snap One reviewed some of the highlights of 2021 and unveiled an array of new products across its control, audio, and remote monitoring categories. Here are some of the highlights.
OvrC Pro + Control4 OS3
Snap One recently introduced significant updates to Control4 software and hardware. One notable evolution is the addition of OvrC Pro capabilities to Control4 OS3 so that every OS3 system can now be remotely managed using OvrC without the need to add additional hardware. Additionally, with increased notification accuracy and improved Wireless Site Management within OvrC, Partners will enjoy faster, more efficient workflows.
OvrC is also promised to be coming to more Snap One products in 2022, including Wattbox 240-volt IP-enabled power solutions.
Snap One will release the latest Control4 software, OS 3.3.0, featuring a host of added capabilities including a new native lighting color wheel user interface for fast and intuitive control of tunable white and color lighting. Now Partners can create color presets that customers can personalize and include lighting color as an element of lighting scenes and programming. And customers can quickly change the mood of a room by controlling lighting color using their Control4 mobile app or touchscreens.
“Subtle changes in the color of lighting in your home can change the mood and even add to your well-being,” says Margie Meyers, principal product manager at Snap One. “Imagine changing your ceiling into a night sky to prepare you for bed or waking up to a sunrise. Energize your workspace with light matching noon-day sun. With the addition of color control and tunable white, all this is possible in Control4. Our beta partners have been delighted by the versatility we’ve provided in the programming of color control. Our Partners have been asking for this feature and we spent months getting it just right. We are so excited to deliver this to the world.”
OS 3.3.0 also improves how quickly customers can connect to their Control4 smart home using their Control4 mobile app when they are away. These same improvements enable Partners to connect faster and work more efficiently with their clients from anywhere.
Snap One also revealed RYFF, its high-resolution audio platform and the rebranding of the native audio streaming system in Control4. RYFF provides 24-bit/192 kHz decoding, network-based audio synchronization, and fine-tuning controls like crossover, tone control, and delays. It supports 12 popular streaming services, including Spotify and TIDAL.
Control4 CORE Series Controllers
Snap One also teased a brand-new line of Control4 CORE Series Controllers that boast faster processors, more zones of built-in audio, higher quality digital-to-analog converters, and a 4K on-screen user interface. The new Core series includes three versions for different sized projects that require varying features and functionalities and will start shipping next quarter.
Episode 2.1 Active Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer Bundle
Snap One also announced new audio offerings coming later this year, including the release of an Episode 2.1 Active Soundbar and Episode Wireless Subwoofer Bundle. The active soundbar will include optical, analog, and HDMI inputs, and will come pre-paired to the soundbar for hassle-free installation. Bluetooth is built-in for seamless music streaming from mobile devices, and includes an IR remote. The 8-inch down-firing Wireless Subwoofer will be powered by a built-in 80-watt amplifier, and can be placed anywhere within 30 feet of the soundbar for maximum install flexibility.
Triad PDX Architectural Speakers
The new Triad PDX Architectural speakers will be available in Q2 and will include PushLock technology that allows Partners to install and remove speakers quickly and easily, and even change the motor unit without removing the cradle from the ceiling. The premium PDX series will include eight in-ceiling speakers and three in-wall speakers in three different performance levels, designed to satisfy the listening needs of any customer.
Control4 Partners can visit the dealer portal for more information on these announcements.
For more information, visit www.SnapOne.com.