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Control4 Announces Pakedge Wireless Router with BakPak Lite at CEDIA 2017
Designed for small homes and simpler smart home installations, the Pakedge WR-1 with BakPak remote network management provides reliable, affordable wired and wireless networking.
San Diego, CA – CEDIA Expo 2017, September 7, 2017 12 p.m. ET – Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announces the immediate availability of the Pakedge WR-1 with BakPak® Lite, a high-performance integrated network router and wireless access point with built-in cloud-based network management. Pakedge provides robust networking capability for connected homes, and at $300 U.S. MSRP, the WR-1 with BakPak management software enables Control4 Dealers to provide a new consumer segment the benefits of a monitored, intelligent home network.
The WR-1 implements new 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology, providing solid reliability and throughput to support the growing number of connected devices in homes. Included on the WR-1, BakPak Lite provides integrators the ability to proactively manage a customer’s home network by delivering real-time visibility of network health and remote diagnostics for the wireless router, enabling troubleshooting options to mitigate downtime and reduce the costs of on-site service calls.
“Network stability and performance are fundamental requirements for every connected home – regardless of its size or scope,” said Paul Williams, VP of Product Management, Control4. “The WR-1 with BakPak enables dealers to efficiently deliver this as a standard for all customers. Dealers gain visibility into their entire customer base through one complete cloud-based network management system.”
The WR-1 supports 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless and 500MB LAN-to-WAN, blending high-performance wireless and fast throughput. It also enables multiple connected devices to leverage the bandwidth in the home more efficiently through multi-user multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO). When the Wi-Fi coverage needs to be increased within the home, the WR-1 can also be expanded with up to two additional wireless access points.
Dealers can use the WR-1 with BakPak to efficiently support a new customer base, without adding monitoring devices to a project or paying additional monthly fees. A single interface provides convenient remote network management from a desktop or smartphone with the ability to run speed tests, check internet connectivity status, and change wireless settings on the WR-1. BakPak Lite enables the remote management for the WR-1 wireless router itself, remote management for the entire network, including home automation products, is available with BakPak on the Pakedge RK-1 Router and NK-1 Wireless Controller.
The Pakedge WR-1 with BakPak Lite is available and shipping today for $300 U.S. MSRP, with a three-year warranty.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com. For more information on Pakedge visit www.pakedge.com.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 10,500 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 90 countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes over 5,200 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
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