SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of solutions for the smart home, today released an update to its Composer Express software that dramatically simplifies installation and configuration for automated entertainment solutions. Composer Express is now an even more comprehensive mobile installation app for home automation dealers and installers that delivers the capability for a quick one-room entertainment installation.
With Composer Express and an iOS or Android device, an installer can rapidly connect and configure all of the A/V equipment in a family room or dedicated home theater. To simplify the installation, Composer Express enhances efficiency for integrators by incorporating new capabilities, including context-sensitive A/V device connections, simpler customer account setup, and access to custom device drivers via a USB Drive or Dropbox storage. For dealers who sell standardized entertainment solutions, Composer Express supports project templates, enabling an installer to simply connect to the home controller, identify the Control4 handheld system remote and other entertainment devices, and then hand the system remote to the homeowner for easy everyday use. In addition, Composer Express now provides authorized Control4 dealers with the ability to securely access and service their customer’s Control4 installations right from their iOS or Android phone, from virtually anywhere – not just onsite at the customer’s home.
For consumers, family room entertainment and dedicated home theater solutions are made exceptionally easy to operate with the Control4® HC-250 smart home controller and the newly released Control4® SR-260 System Remote. Combined with the simplified setup through Composer Express, dealers can deliver to their customers a customized, powerful and versatile entertainment automation solution at a great price, while preserving future scalability to automate other connected devices throughout the home.
“In addition to providing installation simplification and massive time savings for home entertainment installations, Composer Express is also designed to help Control4 Dealers expand their business by decreasing the training time and logistics for their technicians,” said Control4 Chairman and CEO, Martin Plaehn. “With Composer Express, our Dealers can quickly and efficiently complete one-room installations with less staff and in less time, thus freeing up their talent to focus on the larger, more complicated projects. The industry has been looking for this caliber of installation tool and we are excited about the efficiency and business opportunity Composer Express can open for our dealers.”
“With Composer Express, a process that used to take a technician a number of hours to program from a laptop can now be completed in under an hour from my smartphone,” said Jonathan Ping, Operations Manager of DataSmart LLC in Houston, TX, a Pinnacle Control4 Dealer since 2013. “Control4 is empowering us to complete multiple projects in a day and is creating an advanced and more flexible alternative to traditional universal programmable remotes. We get in, get out, and deliver an incredible smart home solution that customers love.”
Composer Express is now available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit www.control4.com.
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 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 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.
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