Control4’s Halo remote gets firmware update

Following the update to v1.7, all Halo and Halo Touch remotes will gain a redesigned lighting page that offers longer battery life, improved WiFi stability, access to custom buttons from its system and a ‘What’s New’ page that explains new features on the remote.

Through the new redesigned lighting experience, users can control light dimming and ceiling fan speed using sliders on the list view and colour control pages, without needing to navigate to individual devices.

With the addition of custom buttons, the remote control experience mirrors that of the Control4 mobile app or touchscreen interfaces, making all existing custom buttons available on the remotes. Custom buttons can be used to execute scenes, macros, or any programming events within Control4, offering rapid, precise control of large areas with multiple subsystems. Users can create up to six custom buttons on each of four menus, offering 24 unique actions that can combine lighting, audio, video, window shades, and HVAC.

Snap One’s engineers have made improvements to battery life, with both versions of the Halo remote aiming to deliver roughly double the previous runtime due to better power management. The new firmware also enacts a brand-new WiFi architecture that features improved capabilities to enhance network connection reliability and usability, while greatly reducing the need for resets.

All of these changes are presented directly to users on the remote itself in a ‘What’s New’ page, with a blue dot on the home screen indicating there are new updates or features to be reviewed. Future firmware updates will be detailed in the ‘What’s New’ page.

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