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Control4 Uses Embedded SDDP Technology to Provide Smart Home Solution for Panasonic’s New 4K Ultra HD Series TVs
Control4 adds to the more than 8,000 devices it can automate with the newly announced Panasonic “Beyond Smart” 4K TVs, and makes them automation-ready for consumers’ smart homes with factory-enabled SDDP.
Salt Lake City, UT — January 6, 2015— Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of home automation and control solutions, today announced that Panasonic is launching two new 4K Ultra HD TVs incorporating Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) technology, software to simplify integration with Control4 automation systems. This integration solidifies Panasonic’s dedication to “Beyond Smart” capabilities, and aligns these products with the needs of home automation-conscious consumers.
With these new 4K Ultra HD Series TVs, Panasonic joins an industry-leading roster of over 100 manufacturers including Bose, Denon, DISH Network, Harmon, Integra, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony, TiVo, Toshiba, and Yamaha who are including Control4’s SDDP technology within their products and leveraging the Control4 platform to deliver smart-home experiences and solutions to consumers.
Control4’s SDDP continues to gain adoption by consumer product manufacturers entering the rapidly growing connected home market. With an SDDP-enabled device, a Control4 home automation system automatically finds, identifies, authenticates, adds and connects the device nearly instantaneously during the initial installation – reducing the complexity and configuration time for installers as well as reducing potential incompatibility with other devices within consumers’ homes. Control4 can seamlessly incorporate numerous network-aware household devices into a smart and connected home experience for family-rooms, home theaters, multi-room audio and video steaming, as well as whole-home intelligent lighting, climate control, and security system orchestration.
“At Control4, we openly share our SDDP technology with device manufacturers because we want consumers to have the most choice. We’re dedicated to always supporting the latest technology, like Panasonic’s brand new 4K Ultra HD series TVs, and allow them to all work together for a fully automated smart home experience that no individual smart device can provide,” said Control4 Chairman and CEO Martin Plaehn. “Today, more than 500 individual product families created by over a hundred trusted brands are shipping fully automation-ready products via SDDP.”
Building on the already-robust list of industry leading manufacturers factory-enabling their products with SDDP, Control4 has added over 20 new SDDP partners since September 2014. In addition to Panasonic, these new licensing partners include: Bluesound – media streaming specialists, Rachio – premium smart irrigation control experts, and Denon’s HEOS – audio streaming solutions, as well as manufacturers of security locks, lighting devices and audio/video switches. Control4 intends to continue this momentum into 2015, as new products from established leaders and new entrants aim to stake their place in the connected home – all more achievable and powerful using Control4 SDDP technology.
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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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