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2013 Product of the Year Entrant

Control4 HC-250 Controller

With a sleek design and compact form-factor, the HC-250 fits easily behind a TV and features new built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability enabled by a single CAT5/CAT6 cable. No Ethernet? No problem. The HC-250’s integrated Wireless-N WiFi and ZigBee for high-performance wireless networking means the Controller works over Wi-Fi and eliminates the expense and hassle of pulling wires or taking away from the design aspects and aesthetics of a room. This makes the HC-250 an ideal upgrade, starter or retrofit option.

The HC-250 also supports both digital audio and video over HDMI (2 audio outputs - 1 analog and 1 HDMI plus 1 analog audio input) for control of entertainment devices. With the HC-250 it is not a big step to distributed audio. By adding a Control4 wireless amplifier, a SpeakerPoint, the user can simply plug their iPhone into the audio input, or use the USB port to plug in a drive or USB with their entire music collection. Control4 then catalogs the music through an elegant interface for playback and streaming to wireless SpeakerPoints around the house - while the HC-250 keeps aesthetics align with installation and functionality.

Unlike traditional universal remote controls, the HC-250 Controller empowers dealers with the ultimate single-room control solution that has the power and flexibility to extend automation beyond just media entertainment devices. The HC-250 harnesses the power of Control4’s award-winning operating system to deliver intuitive control of lighting, climate, security and appliances, while providing instantaneous access to video and music collections, gaming systems, streaming content and more.

Consumers can instinctively interact with their Control4™ systems using the on-screen navigation on large-screen TVs, through dedicated in-wall and tabletop Control4™ touch screens, and via their tablet and smart phone with the Control4™ MyHome application. Simply stated, the HC-250 provides the full Control4 experience for scaled-down environments.

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Features

The HC-250 features new built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability enabled by a single CAT5/CAT6 cable. Its PoE capability provides a huge installation benefit, as it means a dealer does not have clutter of multiple cables, and don't need to hijack precious power outlets for this device.

The HC-250's WiFi component make it easier for integrators to accommodate varying installation scenarios, i.e. a dealer scopes a project at a condo and provides a bid assuming they have CAT5 everywhere, when they show up to install and they realize the property does not, it's an easy switch to WiFi connections saving the hassle, time and expense of pulling cables, or purchasing a WiFi solution.

Most importantly, The HC-250 is the foundation for easily adding lighting control one smart switch at a time; adding distributed audio whether that's to the kitchen or the patio; adding a thermostat and controlling the temperature from a touch screen, on the TV or your mobile devices when you are away from home; adding a security system with cameras and see video on the TV or arm/disarm through the Control4 interface; or even adding smart locks to track in and out activity. With the HC-250's integrated contact and relay, homeowners can add 2 extra functions from this device such as shade control, motion sensor, garage door sensors, window sensors or even water leak sensors.

What makes the HC-250 truly unique is its capability to deliver customized control for systems and appliances in the connected home now and in the future. Homeowners have an affordable pathway to real home automation, one where all the devices they use are connected and no monthly fee.

Benefits

Aids in Mainstream Adoption: The HC-250 is truly unique because of its capability to deliver customized control for systems and appliances in the connected home now and in the future. Homeowners now have an affordable pathway to real home automation, and one where all the devices they use are connected with no monthly fee.

Sleek Design, Easy Installation: With a compact form-factor, the HC-250 fits easily behind a TV and features new built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability enabled by a single CAT5/CAT6 cable. The HC-250's integrated Wireless-N WiFi and ZigBee for high-performance wireless networking means the Controller works over Wi-Fi and eliminates the expense and hassle of pulling wires or taking away from the design aspects and aesthetics of a room, making the HC-250 an ideal upgrade, starter or retrofit option.

Versatility & Expansion: Unlike traditional universal remote controls, the HC-250 Controller empowers dealers with the ultimate single-room control solution that has the power and flexibility to extend automation beyond just media entertainment devices. The HC-250 harnesses the power of Control4's award-winning operating system to deliver intuitive control of lighting, climate, security and appliances, while providing instantaneous access to video and music collections, gaming systems, streaming content and more.


Company Info

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Control4, a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, provides personalized control of lighting, music, video, energy and security through more than 3,000 custom integrators and distributors in over 73 countries. Through its insightful, simple, and personalized control solutions, Control4 enhances the lives of individuals and families. Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major custom electronics companies, hotels and businesses around the world.


Control4
11734 S. Election Road
Salt Lake City, Utah
84020
United States of America
Tel: 801-523-3100
www.control4.com

Control4 Products

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Control4® HC-250 Controller
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Control4® Wireless Lighting

Control4® Wireless Lighting offers a comprehensive solution for controlling a range of load types —œ including 120V, 240V, and 277V options. With adaptive phase dimming, no minimum load wattage and 0-10V control, Control4 Wireless Lighting meets the needs of residential and commercial projects, addressing the evolutionary adoption of LED technologies.

Control4® Wireless Music Bridge

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