Zigbee based home automation and entertainment system Control4 has just launched its second generation software. The Flash based system brings a ‘multiple new interface design’ and the promise of easy customisations by the user.
Second-generation operating system enables personalization, improved whole-home control functionality, and a new platform for app developers – Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based control and entertainment systems announced the availability of Control4 OS 2.0, its most powerful automation solution to date. This next-generation release offers new whole-home control functionality, a Flash-based platform for developers, support for ZigBee Pro hardware products, and an elegant new user interface. New features include:
4Store Application Marketplace – 4Store apps give Control4 customers fun and useful features, and can enhance the functionality of both Control4 and third-party devices and systems in the home. Customers set up a 4Store account online at www.4store.com and then purchase and download 4Store applications from a variety of categories. With the 4Store platform and the Control4 Application Development Kit, Flash developers can now expand their reach into the growing smart home market.
Flash-Based Navigator Interface and Faster Access to Content – The Control4 Navigator Interface is now Adobe Flash-based and includes multiple new interface design choices from Control4, or easy customization with the customer’s own home page design, wallpaper, and screen savers. A new feature allows customers to easily mark favorite pages for faster access to preferred content. A Control4 Authorized installer can now program ‘page flips’ to set the display to a specific page with one touch. OS 2.0 also has an updated media database featuring improved performance and users can schedule media scanning to occur when it’s most convenient for them.
Available in Seven Languages – Control4 OS 2.0 ships with support for seven languages: French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Ukranian and English. New languages can be added easily to the OS using the Control4 Language Development Kit. Support for new languages does not require a software update and new languages will continue to be added.
ZigBee Pro Standard – Control4 OS 2.0 implements industry standard ZigBee® Pro technology, which allows a greater number of interoperable devices to be added to the Control4 system.