Control4 updates Smart Home OS 3, intros high capacity CA-10 Automation Controller

posted on Wednesday, 18th September 2019 by Steve May

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Control4 has used CEDIA Expo to introduce the large install Control4 CA-10 Automation Controller, alongside updates to Control4 Smart Home OS 3, including voice control with Google Assistant and integration with third-party smart doorbells.

Designed for large installations, the CA-10 Controller claims four times the processing power and memory of the EA-5 controller, and includes redundant power supplies, network ports, solid state drives and fans, ensuring continuous operation, should there be a hardware failure. In the US, it has a retail value of $4,000.

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“Whether a customer wants to start small or fully automate a huge mansion, OS 3 scales elegantly. The CA-10 controller sits firmly at the high-end of our controller line ensuring there is no job too big for Control4,” says Kindel.

The headline update to Smart Home OS 3 is Google Assistant integration. Compatible with Google Home Hub, the upgraded OS enables homeowners to use voice commands to adjust lights, scenes, blinds, locks, thermostats and fans in their Control4 system.

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“Control4 Smart Home OS 3 was designed as the ultimate solution for today’s smart home, giving each homeowner a unique and personalized experience that unifies all connected devices for control in a single platform,” explains SnapAV Chief Product and Technology Officer Charlie Kindel, “but Control4 OS 3 is also designed to evolve with the needs of homeowners and the industry. We’re setting the bar even higher.”

Other Control4 OS 3 enhancements include push notifications with camera snapshot, on-screen lighting control, Pinch and zoom camera control and more comprehensive music management, specifically room-level volume control, mute, and transport controls.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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