BARCELONA—During the annual ISE 2024 show Snap One will demonstrate how its Control4 and OvrC ecosystems with expanded KNX support can help international dealers grow their smart-home and commercial business projects.
Show attendees will also experience Control4 CORE controllers that provide comprehensive smart home control, as well as new real-time surveillance benefits of the AI-powered Luma Insights solution, and Control4 Vibrant Linear Lighting with color temperature and color slider controls. Other technologies and features the global company will showcase at ISE 2024 include WattBox power products with OvrC remote management that provide monitoring and troubleshooting benefits for both Partners and end customers.
“We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop where professionals can find everything from control and security solutions to new revenue stream opportunities and educational programs that support professional growth,” says Mark Reynolds, president & general manager, EMEA, Snap One. “By showcasing how our various product ecosystems are better together, improving user experiences and offering greater integrator access, we are introducing ISE attendees to meaningful new ways to grow their business in 2024 and beyond. With our support, they can evaluate new business building opportunities, including advanced service contracts that require little labor, but deliver major benefits.”
Control4 Products Enable Modern Smart Home
Snap One points out that Control4 is its flagship smart home control and automation brand, and in addition to expanded KNX support, the brand recently launched a new CORE lite Controller, available in three bundled price points. These bundles are designed specifically to provide single-room installations and expansions with the complete Control4 smart home ecosystem providing all the same features and solutions as any other CORE Series Controller. The controllers are compatible with the Control4 Halo remotes, which Snap One says provide a tactile control experience with far greater functionality and power than traditional TV remotes.
Sold as bundles containing a CORE lite controller and either the Halo Remote, SR260, or NEEO remote (while supplies last), the new options are said to give Snap One dealers a quality entry-level solution for budget-conscious projects while enabling simple expansions for existing clients. Control4 and Snap One also point out the brand continually introduces firmware upgrades for its Halo remotes to streamline user experiences, improve reliability and ensure all the most in-demand functions are simple to use.
When combined, the Control4 system acts as a central hub, integrating all of Snap One’s in-house brands and third-party products including lighting, climate control, security and surveillance, media distribution, networking and remote user access solutions to form a complete smart home system.
Snap One points out that in terms of key new tech/support, it is introducing KNX Secure to adapt the KNX IP Routing Gateway driver that works hand-in-hand with the newer KNX secure standards. The company boasts this update is important because of the new, upcoming cyber security legislation and the need to adapt to a more secure approach when talking about control systems for smart home and commercial installations. Snap One has looked to build upon its collaboration with KNX and at the ISE booth, attendees can experience technical examples from Adeo, Consyst, Eelectron, Ekinex, Faradite, Janus Technologies, MDT, Polarbear, QMotion and more. Additionally, there will be a side-by-side demonstration of both Composer and ETS working together and also an example of how to monitor and integrate with BACnet and Modus protocols in tandem with KNX and what this means to more advanced HVAC and BMS solutions using Control4.
Other show highlights for Snap One and its brands include its new platform, which the company has dubbed Luma Insights. This platform uses AI and machine learning to auto-detect significant on-camera incidents and send push alerts to users’ mobile devices. A simple tap on the notification automatically takes users deep within the Control4 app to either the live view page for ongoing incidents or the recordings page to review completed footage. The software also automatically saves snapshots and video clips of triggered events to the cloud for seven days, ensuring that important moments aren’t lost. Supporting Luma Insights, Snap One has created a simple subscription model for access to the AI features.
Additionally, Snap One’s international dealers will also be able to demo the OvrC remote management platform, which enables installers to remotely view and access equipment to perform routine maintenance such as initial setup, firmware updates, remote resets, and more. OvrC is embedded in most IP connected Snap One products and the OvrC Pro agent, which provides visibility/monitoring to the entire network, is included in Araknis routers and Control4 controllers. OvrC is also a standard feature on WattBox rackmount and standalone power products including surge protectors and UPS backups, capturing device data and offering control of outlets.
“By creating fully-compatible ecosystems and product lines, we simplify the entire integration process from design and procurement to installation and maintenance,” comments Nick Bovill, EMEA sales engineer, Snap One. “With solutions like our OvrC remote systems management platform providing major benefits for both users and integrators, Snap One Partners can easily go all-in with our extensive catalog and deliver amazing results.”
Snap One explains that OvrC provides active monitoring with dealer alerts for issues like downed networks and unresponsive equipment. These functions can greatly reduce the need to send technicians to perform onsite maintenance, saving time, money and frustration for both the integrator and homeowners. Snap One is also growing OvrC beyond monitoring and management—OvrC can now be used to setup and configure MoIP video distribution systems, along with the new Luma X20 IP cameras and NVRs, and the Luma Bridge.
“The global market is ready to take advantage of the expanded integration solutions opportunities only Snap One can offer. We’re here at ISE to help our Partners and potential Partners capitalize on all opportunities and introduce new workflows that can reduce labor costs, boost revenues and increase customer satisfaction,” adds Reynolds.
Visit Snap One’s ISE booth #2L130 to meet with the team and demo its smart home and commercial solutions.
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