At Cedia 2016, Control4 released the newest operating platform OS 2.9 featuring integration with Amazon Alexa (Echo), Z- Wave, Sonos and motorized shades. Control4 OS 2.9 delivers enhanced experiences for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) property developers and residents, independent Control4 authorised dealers and homeowners.

Best Features of Control4 OS 2.9

  • Integration with Alexa Voice Control: Amazon Alexa is one of the most popular smart speaker in the market that lets you control your devices using simple voice commands. Now you can use those same voice commands in your home automation system
  • Easier to Add Z-Wave Devices: In the past, Z-Wave products could be included in Control4 systems, however, it took a complicated two-way feedback process. The new O.S. 2.9 now lets you treat Z-Wave devices as ‘native devices’ making it easier to integrate them.
  • Customize Your System with Experience Buttons: Control4 is now providing new levels of personalisation so now homeowners can create their own Wake Up and Sleep scenes right on their touch screens and on-screen display. Every room in the home can create their own scene that includes shades, music, lights or TV, and the thermostat.

Control4 also rolled out an all-new blinds and shades experience, including a more intuitive interface to make it easy to control and automate window coverings throughout the home.

The new Custom Experience Buttons add more features to the touch screen, mobile and on-screen display. These new buttons are added as drivers and can show icons on Watch, Listen, Comfort, and Security screens. OS 2.9 includes over 40 custom experience buttons, including Mockupancy, fireplace, fountain and many more.

The capabilities of the Control4 OS 2.9 release are available today for existing customer installations and are also pre-installed on newly ordered EA Series controllers and T3 Series Tabletop Touch Screens. Enhancing Control4 Comfort, Security and Lighting solutions, EA Series Controllers are now Z-Wave Certified.

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