Control4 has shipped over one million ZigBee products — more than any other manufacturer worldwide — driving mainstream adoption of home control and entertainment, while bolstering its position in new emerging markets.
Control4, the leader in affordable IP-based home control and entertainment systems, today announced the shipment of its one millionth ZigBee product to Music Lovers, a Control4 dealer in Berkeley, California.
“Shipping our one millionth ZigBee device is a significant achievement for Control4. Broad consumer adoption of ZigBee technology furthers our vision of simple and affordable home automation solutions for any home,” said Will West, Chief Executive Officer of Control4. “ZigBee technology allows us to provide and integrate with standards-based wireless products to give installers and consumers confidence when selecting and integrating home solutions.”
ZigBee is a global wireless standard that enables the control and automation of different electronics and environmental systems without costly rewiring or extensive remodeling. As a result of this technology, the Control4 platform can be installed quickly and easily in new or existing homes. This distribution milestone positions Control4 as the defacto leader in ZigBee products for Home Automation. It also strengthens the company’s move in the fast-growing energy management market, providing utilities and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) vendors a proven in-home platform for their Home Area Network (HAN) solutions.
“We are delighted to be a part of this milestone,” said Hugh Fountain, owner of Music Lovers, “Over the years, Control4 has enabled us to bring our clients affordable, easy to use control solutions for their home entertainment systems. Thanks to Control4’s powerful controllers and our dedicated in-home service, our clients enjoy the benefits of comfort, convenience and peace of mind that comes with whole-home control.”
Control4 was one of the first companies to develop home control products built on the ZigBee mesh networking standard and shipped its first IP-controlled system in April 2005. As an active member of the ZigBee Alliance, Control4 helped shape the current version of the ZigBee standard to promote its vision for affordable automation for every home. The value of the ZigBee standard is its collaborative development environment, which fosters an ecosystem of interoperable devices including appliances, lighting, environment, energy management and security. Using ZigBee technology, Control4 and its base of over 1,200 dealers have made industry-leading strides in home automation, bringing effortless entertainment and control to every consumer with solutions that balance affordability and reliability.
“Control4 continues to be a cornerstone member of the ZigBee Alliance,” said Benno Ritter, Vice President of Marketing, ZigBee Alliance, “With this milestone, Control4 has shipped a huge number of ZigBee products and will continue to be a major player in the home automation industry.”
ZigBee is a global wireless communications standard that allows dramatically different devices to connect and work together to enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of technology and products based on the ZigBee standard. The ZigBee Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. Control4 will continue to develop and expand its product line to provide consumers and installers a robust and reliable ZigBee product ecosystem.
As the operating system for the connected home, Control4 solutions bring home automation and control to the broad market. Control4 technology is at the heart of an expanding ecosystem of leading consumer electronics products designed to work together with ease. Control4 develops and delivers award-winning control software and hardware for virtually any room, home or building from anywhere at any time. Control4 is the affordable, easy to use, and easy to install solution for digital living. From essential energy management to effortless entertainment; from whole-home lighting control to comprehensive security systems, Control4 is the platform for managing all the pieces of today’s connected life.