Control4 Releases OS 2.8 with New Smart Home Features and Enhancements
Control4 has released OS 2.8, the latest version of its smart home operating system. With OS 2.8, Control4 rolls out a reimagined smart h...
Control4 has released OS 2.8, the latest version of its smart home operating system. With OS 2.8, Control4 rolls out a reimagined smart home security experience that easily integrates with today’s leading security systems, smart locks and cameras; offers native streaming of music services from Pandora, Deezer, and TIDAL; and updates other capabilities to make it easy for Control4 homeowners to search, browse, listen and watch their favorite media. Additionally, OS 2.8 delivers a number of enhanced dealer tools, most notably the ability to back up Control4 projects to the cloud and all-new “experience” drivers that simplify the creation of personalized smart home experiences.
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Control4’s new security experience features an entirely reimagined interface with integration to industry-leading home security panels and sensors. OS 2.8 offers a completely redesigned user interface that is elegant and approachable, for easier and more comprehensive control, as well as new management tools for monitoring and personalizing access to the home. OS 2.8 also includes Mockupancy: new capability that automatically mimics a household’s normal routines and behaviors while they’re away.
In conjunction with all of these new home security enhancements in OS 2.8, Control4 announced to dealers a new door station solution for the Smart Home. The new Control4 Door Station will be available later this year and is a great way to check who’s at the front door using Control4 Touch Screens, on-screen user interfaces, and even an iOS or Android mobile device. This new door station delivers greater security, and with great new features like better low-light performance, motion detection, email snapshots, and the ability to see the camera independent of a call, the new DS2 door station will be used to protect, and connect, even more smart homes.
Control4 homeowners can alson now stream Pandora, Deezer and TIDAL music services natively from their Control4 controllers without relying on any additional hardware. The Deezer integration will feature Deezer Premium+ and will be available globally, with the exception of the US for the near term. The native streaming experience features a consistent user interface across all services, and adds programming depth to enrich personalization features like playing a family member’s favorite station in the house when they unlock the front door.
Control4 will demonstrate these new music streaming services and features, which are available now with OS 2.8, from October 15-17, 2015 at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo 2015 in Dallas, in booth #5528.