Indianapolis - Control4 is introducing its 7-inch Portable Touch Screen, a two-way intelligent control and navigation device with a tablet-like form factor.
The Portable features a capacitive full-color LCD panel, a rechargeable battery and a tabletop charging station.
Out of the cradle, the Portable controls any Control4 home system component wirelessly from anywhere in a house. When the tablet is docked, it functions as a tabletop touchscreen for locations like nightstands where an in-wall or fully portable device isn't necessary.
Users tap the display screen to access any of the home's subsystems, with apps for lighting, security, surveillance, audio, energy monitoring, streaming radio, parental movie controls, door locks, and vacation or wake-up timer scenes. The touchscreen also features four programmable buttons for quick access to favorite control features.
The Portable provides intercom functionality with a license activation. The intercom allows the homeowner to have an ongoing conversation with a person at another intercom device without requiring either person to hold down a button, the company said, and users can ring room to room.
Do not disturb and privacy features are available to provide control over the use of the intercom. The Portable also adds whole-home intercom functionality by allowing users to take an intercom device from one room to another room or into parts of the house where one might not install an in-wall touch screen, the company said.
The device includes Ethernet, AC or Power-over-Ethernet and network connectivity. It retails for $999 and the intercom license is an additional $399.
Control4 is in booth 2302.