Designed for small homes and simpler smart home installations, the
Pakedge WR-1 with BakPak remote network management provides reliable,
affordable wired and wireless networking.
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
CEDIA Expo 2017 - Control4
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home
solutions, today announces the immediate availability of the Pakedge
WR-1 with BakPak® Lite, a high-performance integrated network router and
wireless access point with built-in cloud-based network management.
Pakedge provides robust networking capability for connected homes, and
at $300 U.S. MSRP, the WR-1 with BakPak management software enables
Control4 Dealers to provide a new consumer segment the benefits of a
monitored, intelligent home network.
The WR-1 implements new 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology, providing
solid reliability and throughput to support the growing number of
connected devices in homes. Included on the WR-1, BakPak Lite provides
integrators the ability to proactively manage a customer's home network
by delivering real-time visibility of network health and remote
diagnostics for the wireless router, enabling troubleshooting options to
mitigate downtime and reduce the costs of on-site service calls.
"Network stability and performance are fundamental requirements for
every connected home - regardless of its size or scope," said Paul
Williams, VP of Product Management, Control4. "The WR-1 with BakPak
enables dealers to efficiently deliver this as a standard for all
customers. Dealers gain visibility into their entire customer base
through one complete cloud-based network management system."
The WR-1 supports 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless and 500MB LAN-to-WAN,
blending high-performance wireless and fast throughput. It also enables
multiple connected devices to leverage the bandwidth in the home more
efficiently through multi-user multiple-input, multiple-output
(MU-MIMO). When the Wi-Fi coverage needs to be increased within the
home, the WR-1 can also be expanded with up to two additional wireless
Dealers can use the WR-1 with BakPak to efficiently support a new
customer base, without adding monitoring devices to a project or paying
additional monthly fees. A single interface provides convenient remote
network management from a desktop or smartphone with the ability to run
speed tests, check internet connectivity status, and change wireless
settings on the WR-1. BakPak Lite enables the remote management for the
WR-1 wireless router itself, remote management for the entire network,
including home automation products, is available with BakPak on the
Pakedge RK-1 Router and NK-1 Wireless Controller.
The Pakedge WR-1 with BakPak Lite is available and shipping today for
$300 U.S. MSRP, with a three-year warranty.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com.
For more information on Pakedge visit www.pakedge.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 provides families more peace of
mind. 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 10,500
third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding
ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 90
countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes
over 5,200 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.
Copyright ©2017, Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4,
the Control4 logo, Pakedge and BakPak are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as the property of
their respective owners. All specifications subject to change without
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