Salt Lake City -
Control4 is bringing down the price of in-wall home-automation touchscreens with
its first models sporting an edge-to-edge capacitive glass front panel.
The company's InfinityEdge low-profile
touchscreens come in 5-inch and 7-inch sizes at suggested retails of $599 and
$899, respectively. A previous Control4 7-inch touchscreen retailed for $1,195.
At prices described by the company as "unheard
of," the new touchscreens support "our vision to provide affordable home
control solutions that will allow home owners to access their Control4 system
from virtually every room in the house," said CEO Will West.
The new models, available in black or white, control
lights, music, climate, entertainment and security systems connected to
Control4 controllers. Both feature four customizable scene buttons. They run on
the new Control4 OS 2.0, whose Flash-compatible user interface makes it possible to
download apps from the company's 4Store Application Marketplace to add such
features as viewing daily news and weather reports, changing codes in KwikSet
locks, and playing games.
models can be upgraded to include intercom capability with the purchase of a
$499-suggested site license. The optional intercom capability lets consumers monitor
rooms, communicate between rooms, and broadcast messages to multiple
InfinityEdge touchscreens in a house.
The units communicate
via wired-Ethernet or Wi-Fi 802.11b/g to Control4's IP-based home-automation
controllers. Power is supplied by AC or by their Power Over Ethernet
described by the company as a 5-inch model, the CC-TSWMC5 features 4.7-inch
diagonal display area with 320 by 240-pixel resolution and 16-bit color. The
7-inch CC-TSWMC7 features 7-inch diagonal display, 800 by 480 resolution, and
Electricians can pre-wire the touchscreens' backboxes
in new construction, enabling Control4 dealers to add the touchscreens at a
later date with one connection. Both touchscreens use the same backbox.
Salt Lake City - Control4 is bringing down the price of in-wall home-automation touchscreens with its first models sporting an edge-to-edge capacitive glass front panel.