Control4 updates OS and ships Core series controllers

Snap One is shipping the Core series of Control4 controllers and has released Control4 OS 3.3.0 with boosts for colour control capabilities.

Core 1, Core 3, and Core 5 controllers feature updated multi-core processors that run the Control4 OS faster and more efficiently, with power to spare for new features and functionality currently in development. Core pairs those processors with a 4K HDMI output and delivers an interactive on-screen menu for access to video, music, lighting, comfort, and security solutions. The Core models offer new, higher-quality DACs and more independent zones of streaming audio than the EA Controllers they replaced. 

The controllers feature a heat-sink chassis for a fanless design and cool, reliable operation. The Core 1 and Core 3 both provide options for AC or PoE+ power and include an Ethernet output to extend the network. In addition to IR, serial, IP, contact, relay and Zigbee I/Os, the Core 3 and Core 5 Controllers include an external Zwave antenna that will be enabled after it completes the certification process. 

Core was built with OvrC Pro inside, enabling network monitoring and management, remote connections, and advanced troubleshooting capabilities. An active 4Sight subscription unlocks Intercom Anywhere, Alexa and Google voice integration, system alerts and notifications, and remote access via the Control4 App for OS 3 through Android and iOS, including Apple Watch, with fast connection speeds. 

OS 3.3.0 offers “Recent,” “Favourite” and “Search” tabs. Composer Pro also offers hotkeys CTRL-R, CTRL-D and CTRL-E allowing partners to instantly Collapse Rooms, Collapse Devices or Expand All, respectively. 

An “Apply To” button has been added to the “Lighting Defaults” Tab, allowing partners to simultaneously change keypad button style, colour, and engraving options across multiple devices, zones or the entire project.

Native colour control for lighting has been added, which integrates chromaticity and temperature controls for tunable-white, and colour-changing LED lighting products.

A new colour wheel provides real-time control, while the new Color Agent enables customers to create presets and scenes. Colour scenes can also be automated and scheduled to change based on mood, activity or time of day.