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Profile: Control4 Corp (CTRL.O)

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Control4 Corporation (Control4), incorporated on March 27, 2003, is a provider of smart home and business solutions. The Company's smart home and small business solutions provide consumers with the ability to integrate audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, network management and other functionalities into a unified automation solution, customized to match their lifestyles and business needs. The Company's software, delivered through its controller and user-interface products together with various cloud services power this customized experience, enabling cohesive interoperability with thousands of connected Control4 and third-party devices. Its Control4 solution integrates various third-party devices and systems into a unified solution for mainstream consumers. Through its unified software platform, consumers can interact with their entire automated home without learning multiple interfaces or various remote controls. The Company's solution enables its consumers to personalize the features and functionality of their Control4 system.

The Company's Control4 product line is the Control4 Home Operating System (C4 OS), and the associated application software and software development kits (SDKs). The software components include Director, User Interface Application, Composer, Control4 Drivers, Input/Output (I/O) Servers, and Cloud-Based Services and Tools. Director is a home operating system that runs on its controllers. It is responsible for monitoring and receiving events from various devices and services, processing those events according to consumer personalized settings, and then dispatching commands to the appropriate devices to perform predefined actions. The user interface for its Control4 Operating System displays graphical user interfaces on televisions, in-wall and table-top touch panels, smartphones and tablets, as well as list-based devices, such as remote controls with liquid crystal display (LCD) text-displays. Composer is a software application that enables trained and certified independent Control4 dealers and installers to design, configure and personalize a Control4 home automation system for consumers. Composer Home Edition enables consumers to view and configure certain features of their dealer installed and Control4 managed devices.

Control4 creates drivers for all of its internal hardware, and also provides Driverworks SDK to third parties in order to enable dealers, programmers and device manufacturers to independently develop and test custom two-way interface drivers to support the integration of a new device or device model into its system, or to customize and enhance an existing driver. The Company maintains Internet protocol (IP) servers, Zigbee servers, and Z-Wave servers allowing connected homes to communicate with devises on various types of wireless standards. 4Sight is a subscription service that enables end customers to remotely access, monitor and adjust settings in their homes (such as lights, temperature settings, door locks, gates and cameras), receive event-based e-mail alerts from their system. BakPak is a customer account management system for dealers, enabling response to customer connectivity issues and device management.

The Company's products leverage its software platform to provide consumers with a connected home experience. The Company also designs and manufactures its products through contract manufacturers, as well as certifies partner products for sale through its dealers. The Company's products with embedded software and services include controllers, interface devices, networking devices, audio solutions, video solutions, lighting products, comfort products, security products and communication products. The Company's controllers run its Director software to monitor, process and automate events, statuses and actions for various devices and services, creating a connected home experience. It offers three Entertainment and Automation series controllers: the EA-1 is designed for a single-room audio/video entertainment automation, such as a family-room, home-theater, a study, or bedroom; the EA-3 is designed to integrate and control automation in small-to-mid-sized homes, and the EA-5 is designed to integrate and control automation in large homes and estates.

The Company offers touch panels, handheld remote controls and keypads as interface devices. The Company also develops and delivers software applications for Apple iPhone Operating System (iOS) and Android smartphones and tablets that enable these personal devices to become control interfaces to Control4 connected homes, both on-premises and remotely. It offers networking products with a range of routers, switches, wireless access points, power control, and management solutions for the connected home and business. Its EA series controllers offer high-resolution audio with bit depth up to 24bit and sample rates up to 192 kilohertz (kHz). In addition, the Company offers audio distribution and amplification products that scale from single room systems to whole home distributed audio systems. It offers 4-zone and 8-zone power amplifiers, 4x4 and 8x8 matrix amplifiers, a 16x16 audio matrix switch, and a single-zone wireless amplifier for retrofit installations. Consumers are able to listen to their personal music library, as well as streaming music services through its music streamer, which is built into its controllers.

The Company offers a range of video matrix switches ranging from 4x4 to 20x20, which includes high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI), as well as HDBaseT switches. The Company offers a suite of lighting products that provide personalized control and energy management. Its suite of wireless light switches, dimmers and keypads can revitalize an existing home or complement new home construction. Through the Control4 operating system, the Company also integrates with third-party comfort products, such as automated blinds and pool controls. It offers video doorbell station products. In addition, it distributes certified third-party products, including Internet protocol (IP) cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), deadbolts, motion sensors, garage access systems and water leak detection systems. It offers full motion video and audio intercom solution through its in-wall and tabletop touchscreens, as well as its exterior weather-resistant video doorbell stations.

The Company competes with Savant Systems, Crestron, Lutron, Elan, Sonos, Google Inc., Apple Inc., Universal Remote Control, Logitech, Luxul, Ruckus, Ring, Roku, ADT, AT&T, Comcast, Vivint, Wink, SmartThings, Honeywell, Amazon and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Control4 Corp

11734 S Election Rd
DRAPER   UT   84020-6877
P: +1801.5233100
F: +1801.5233199

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