December 13, 2012
| by EH Staff
Control4 has updated it’s user interface and included new features that enable customers to personalize their system
“OS 2.3 brings a new level of performance, reliability and capability to Control4 systems,” says Control4 CEO Martin Plaehn. “Our new software packs a punch, delivering an exceptional experience for consumers and includes enhancements and purpose-built features and tools for our dealers, including hundreds of updated device drivers supporting both residential and commercial installations.”
OS 2.3 will result in faster, more responsive systems, according to the company, while also empowering consumers with the ability to customize and adjust specific preferences on their own. For instance, users can also add or swap out smartphones and tablets within their Control4 MyHome account. The MyHome app also boasts faster start-up and reconnect time, better Rhapsody Music Service integration, and additional language support for non-English speaking customers.
One of the key attributes of the OS 2.3 release is the new lighting UI that enables control via TVs, Control4 touchscreens, smartphones, and tablets. In addition, new personalization and editing capabilities include the ability to directly edit and manage specific lighting functions from Control4 touchscreens and the MyHome PC app, eliminating the need for a service call. Additionally, Control4’s new Advanced Lighting Scenes Agent enables more efficient programming of lighting scenes.
OS 2.3 also includes support for Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), which will automatically identify and load the correct driver for Control4 devices, as well as an expanding roster of third-party devices. Systems will now be able to automatically discover and add devices to projects without requiring the typical driver search and binding. Using SDDP, a device’s IP address also will be automatically discovered and configured. Control4 has created nearly two dozen new drivers and provided updates to over 300 drivers.