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Control4 Launches Next-Generation Wave 2 Pakedge Access Point to Meet Growing Wireless Demand in Smart Homes

Streamlined deployment of multiple access points via BakPak simplifies configuration, monitoring, and management of wireless networks.

Salt Lake City, UT – May 6, 2019 11 a.m. ET Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announces the new Pakedge® WA-2200 Wave 2 Access Point with BakPak® Lite. Engineered for exceptional performance and reliable wireless connectivity in homes and projects with a growing number of connected devices, the WA-2200 enables Control4® Dealers to provide centralized management and configuration with simplified deployment.
 
With the propagation of bandwidth-intensive applications such as VoIP, 4K/HD video streaming, and multi-player gaming that are happening simultaneously in today’s homes, the WA-2200 leverages next-generation wireless technology to dramatically improve wireless network performance. The all-new, high-performance chipset delivers faster speeds, lower latency, and seamless roaming across the wireless network.
 
With BakPak cloud configuration, the new WA-2200 supports both traditional setup through its local user interface as well as remote management and monitoring (RMM), affording a seamless solution for faster and easier access point installation and configuration. With auto-discovery of additional access points on the network, the WA-2200 streamlines registration and enables quick setup for multi-access point systems.  
 
Secure-by-design, new security requirements safeguard customers by ensuring the access point is never left with a “default” username and password. Built-in RF scan, device monitoring, and analytics for fine-tuning and monitoring the network maximize peak performance for every connected device in the system.
 
“With BakPak built-in to more and more Pakedge network devices, it’s easier than ever to remotely configure, monitor, and manage customers’ wireless networks,” said Charlie Kindel, Control4 Senior Vice President of Products and Services. “The BakPak iOS or Android mobile app enables on-the-go network management for proactive customer service from anywhere”
 
The WA-2200 is the smallest Pakedge access point available; sleek on-ceiling and flush-mount in-ceiling designs offer flexible, easy installation that doesn’t compromise décor for placement performance.
 
The Pakedge WA-2200 is shipping today. WA-2200 (ceiling-mount)/ WA-2200-C (in-ceiling-mount) have a U.S. MSRP of $460/$590 respectively.
 
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com
 
About Control4
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 13,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in over 100 countries. Leveraging a professional channel that includes over 5,900 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell Control4 products, Pakedge networking solutions and Triad speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
 
 
Control4 Press Contact
Kimberly Lancaster, Caster Communications
O: 401-792-7080
control4@castercomm.com
 
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Source: Control4