Control4 adds apps

Control4 adds apps

Control4 logoThe affordable home automation firm Control4 has gone several years with a very basic graphic user interface (GUI) offering simple control to everyone. Earlier this year they unveiled a new GUI based on Adobe Flash which offers much more customization abilities.

One new feature is the ability to download and install applications (apps) on the home automation system which can then be accessed from anywhere in the home where a Control4 interface is installed, even from wireless touch panels. These apps add control features, such as power monitoring, but also entertainment and communications apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Some apps are free, and others cost a few dollars.

From the looks of it, Control4 has found a great way to perhaps deliver online video throughout a home in a very simple way – or even out on the patio with a wireless touch panel.

Check out this video provided by CEPro.

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About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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