Full house dealer event in Toronto
Control4 Corporation announced their next generation of entertainment and automation controllers, the EA Series, during a live stream to 12 dealer events across the United States and Canada.
Nearly 800 dealers gathered in New York City, Atlanta, Miami, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Toronto and Vancouver to learn about the EA Series. Control4 also incorporated product-training sessions into each of the live events, as the controllers are shipping to dealers immediately.
"The EA-1 is going to open up many business opportunities for many dealers," said Michael Christon of Certified Custom Integrators. "The price point is very attractive at $600 with a remote control, I can see this taking customers away from the DIY market, so we can get back in there, sell the solution and expand upon it."
The EA announcement in Los Angeles
Hank Lehmann of Connect One Security attended the Houston, Texas live event and described the new lineup as a "game-changer."
To kick off the online streaming event, Control4 CEO Martin Plaehn introduced the three controllers as its, "newest and best," before Paul Williams, vice president of solutions, took over to give over 1,000 live viewers a closer look at the entertainment and automation line. Williams explained how the EA-1, EA-3 and EA-5 will serve as, "the next smart home platform" and shared details on new built-in features, like high-resolution audio across the lineup.
"No longer do you need to add expensive music players to enjoy high-resolution clarity," said Kordon Vaughn, senior director of controllers. "Our mission has been to make music in every room sound better."