Epson, HARMAN and TiVo join rapidly growing roster of leading
manufacturers adopting Control4's SDDP technology to facilitate
interoperability with the Control4® home automation platform
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading provider of automation and control
solutions for the connected home, today announced that nearly 60 global
brands in consumer electronics, security, lighting and HVAC have adopted
the Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), making it easier
to connect and integrate their products with one another via the
Control4® home automation platform. The growing momentum for the
Control4 platform and its SDDP technology represents a broadening
interest on the part of manufacturers to play a deeper role in the
connected home as home automation becomes mainstream.
New SDDP licensees announced today include world-class brands such as
HARMAN International (NYSE:HAR), the premium global audio and
infotainment group; TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in the
advanced television entertainment market; and Epson, the number-one
selling projector brand worldwide. In addition to the companies
announced today, other companies including Denon, Dish Networks,
Integra, Lilin, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba America
Information Systems and Yamaha have already licensed SDDP technology for
some of their products.
The Control4® SDDP software technology is now integrated with hundreds
of leading manufacturers' products, ranging from flat panel TVs,
projectors, and disc players to audio/video receivers and set-top boxes,
to thermostats, security cameras and more. The SDDP technology enables
device interoperability and integration with Control4® systems for a
seamless and efficient experience from start to finish. With SDDP, the
Control4 home automation system automatically finds and adds
SDDP-enabled devices to the platform, dramatically reducing complexity
and the installation time for Control4 dealers. Manufacturers can market
the SDDP-enabled products as "automation-ready."
"Leading brands in the HVAC, cable and satellite, consumer electronics,
and security industries are recognizing the strong and growing consumer
interest in the connected home, and our SDDP technology provides these
companies with a powerful connection point into the expanding home
automation market," said Martin Plaehn, Chairman and CEO, Control4. "By
creating an ever-expanding eco-system of high-profile, SDDP-enabled
consumer device manufacturers along with our worldwide network of
thousands of Control4 certified automation specialists, Control4 is
positioned to reach and serve more consumers to deliver exceptional
connected home experiences."
"Incorporating Control4's SDDP technology into a number of Harman's new
products will allow us to further penetrate the rapidly growing home
automation market," said Des Power, Vice President and General Manager
for Harman's Home & Multimedia business. "Providing a seamless
integration of components is a key requirement for achieving total
connectivity between home and mobile technology systems, and SDDP is a
compelling solution that can enable such connectivity. We are excited to
leverage its capabilities."
"Control4's SDDP software and network of over 3,000 high-end custom
installers gives our current and potential customers the team they are
looking for to easily and confidently integrate TiVo into their smart
homes," said Doug Bieter, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at TiVo.
"Our award-winning TiVo Roamio platform integrates cable TV and web
content, offers 6 tuners, 450 hours of HD storage, integrated Wi-Fi and
both in and out-of-home streaming technology providing the ultimate in
content and viewing flexibility for the custom channel."
"As the market leader in projectors, we are always looking for ways to
make installation and home integration of our products easier and more
accessible," said Jason Palmer, Marketing Manager, Epson America.
"Integration of Control4's SDDP technology in our future products will
help us better serve our customers across a range of custom installation
Home Cinema products."
Control4 will be featured in partner booths, including TiVo and Dish
Networks, during CES 2014, which runs from January 7-10 in Las Vegas. To
learn more about Control4's SDDP technology, visit: www.control4.com/company/partners.
To read our blog post on how SDDP partnerships differentiate Control4,
Control4 (CTRL) is
a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses,
offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature,
security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home
automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers.
Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making
entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy
efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's
consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's
solution, which is available through more than 3,000 custom integrators,
retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. By delivering
insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of
individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice
for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and
businesses around the world.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements
regarding Control4's possible future products and financial outlook. All
statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this
press release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are made as of the date they were first issued, and were
based on the then-current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and
projections, as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are
beyond Control4's control. Control4's actual results could differ
materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements
due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, risks detailed
in Control4's most recent S-1/A filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, as well as other documents that may be filed by the company
from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Past
performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent
Control4's views as of the date of this press release. The company
anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views
to change. Control4 has no intention and undertakes no obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events, or otherwise. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing Control4's views as
of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
Kimberly Lancaster, 401-792-7080
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