Control4 enables families to enjoy copy protected 4K Ultra HD content throughout the home with the new HDCP 2.2 compliant 4K UHD audio and video distribution switches
SALT LAKE CITY--Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, is now bringing 4K Ultra HD content distribution to smart homes across the world by providing fully HDCP 2.2 compliant 4K UHD audio and video matrix switches for home automation installations. 4K UHD is the new standard for high-definition video, and is redefining the home entertainment experience for consumers by providing four-times the resolution of standard 1080P HD video content. Available for order today, the new line of Control4 4K UHD Matrix Switches provides the ability to distribute 4K content, including copy-protected content, to every room in the Control4 Smart Home without the need for additional hardware or software.
"We are committed to delivering on the promise of 4K by offering compelling video distribution solutions to homeowners who expect the very best in entertainment," said Martin Plaehn, Control4 Chairman and CEO. "Our recent acquisition of Leaf, the Australia-based provider of audio/video distribution products, helped us get to market faster with a comprehensive media distribution solution that is truly 4K-ready today."
All Control4 4K UHD Matrix Switches are HDCP 2.2 compliant, meeting the standards set by content creators for copy protection. This ensures that our customers do not receive the black screen produced by non-compliant systems trying to play copy-protected content. In addition, the new line of Control4 multi-room 4K UHD Matrix Switches are packed with performance and flexibility, including:
* 10x10, 8x8, and 6x6 models for projects of various scales.
* A sleek and unobtrusive ultra-compact receiver eliminates the need for extra equipment or wiring, reducing mess, costs and installation time. Powered via a single cable, this compact receiver does not require a separate power supply, keeping the equipment required in any room to a minimum.
* The necessary horsepower to distribute 4K Ultra HD video content and high-fidelity audio to up to 10 TVs in the house, from 10 unique sources.
* Advanced device management for faster and more responsive switching between video sources, giving consumers a seamless entertainment experience in every room.
* Integrated audio matrix switch extracts stereo audio from the HDMI inputs and delivers audio to up to eight zones throughout the home.
"Our customers want all things-4K, so I'm glad to see Control4 taking the lead in offering a 4K distribution line-up that will enable homeowners to easily access and enjoy that brilliant content without requiring a software or hardware update to do so," said Scott Fuelling, President, Phoenix Unequaled Home Entertainment. "They've also designed the products to make it easier for us to streamline installation - less wire and gear means less hassle and expense, which is great news for us and our customers."
This new line of 4K UHD distribution products designed by the audio and video development experts at Leaf enables independent Control4 dealers to meet growing consumer demand for 4K UHD entertainment with a solution that is easy to install, perfect for mid-sized projects and backed by Control4 support, service and warranties. Visit www.Control4.com for more information on these exciting new 4K UHD solutions and visit the Control4 blog page for more details on this announcement.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,250 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 90 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.