New Pakedge PDUs feature surge protection and intelligent power
management for all critical home automation, A/V and networking equipment
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today
announced the new Pakedge PowerPak family of power control devices.
Enabling Control4 and Pakedge dealers to remotely remediate problems and
avoid costly onsite service visits, PowerPak PDUs provide centralized
power control and management with surge protection for all equipment in
a connected home. BakPak-enabled, dealers can monitor and manage
PowerPak PDUs for their entire customer base in a single interface.
New features of the PowerPak line include thresholds for current and
voltage draw, and self-healing for non-responsive devices. The Pakedge
PowerPak PDUs have built-in UL1449 surge protection to safeguard
connected equipment against power spikes. The new PDUs also leverage
SafeStart boot sequencing to power on devices such as modems, routers,
and switches in the appropriate order - ensuring proper reset and
optimal functionality. The PowerPak family of power control devices
consists of 9 outlets for the U.S. and North America, and 8 with IEC
plugs for international markets.
Power monitoring and control is the first-line of defense in bringing a
system or device back online. Devices powered with a PowerPak PDU can be
managed in a group or individually with port-level control and
monitoring. Using BakPak, technicians can now define voltage and current
thresholds for connected devices, receiving alerts if a device exceeds
these thresholds and may be experiencing issues.
"On average, there are over 40 connected devices in a Control4 smart
home. The high-impact combination of BakPak and our new PowerPak line
gives our dealers powerful tools to monitor and manage virtually all the
gear in their customers' homes — stepping in to remediate issues before
they even become apparent to the homeowner," said Paul Williams, VP,
Product Management, Control4. "Having the ability to remotely
troubleshoot issues will save our dealers time and money."
PowerPak outlets are individually controllable through telnet or web
browser, and can also be pre-programmed. An all-new Control4 driver
enables automated and programmed outlet control within a Control4
project, allowing dealers to add intelligent power control to any device
not connected to the network. Locally, PowerPak PDUs self-heal devices
that have become non-responsive to network pings by cycling power to a
Available and shipping today, PowerPak PDUs join an existing line of
power distribution units with models from 2 outlets up to 20. The new
PowerPak 9 and PowerPak 8i have an MSRP of $600 U.S. and are available
now to all Control4 and Pakedge dealers.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com.
[NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking
systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of
lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into
a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its
consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making
networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more
comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. Today, every
home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance
network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The
Control4 platform interoperates with more than 10,000 third-party
consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of
devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 90 countries.
Leveraging a distribution channel that includes over 5,500 custom
integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the
full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and
Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for
consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses
around the world.
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of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All
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respective owners. All specifications subject to change without notice.
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