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Remote Support Upgrade to OS 2.7


Matt Lowe

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With the release of Os 2.7 expected in the next few days, if any one is interested in having their system updated I am currently scheduling times for remote assistance. Also available remote assistance for adding any of the new products released, or just general remote programming. Send me a Pm for more specific details and pricing.

 

 

also starting at the end of the month is the 

 


Customer Launch Event

Join us as we introduce consumers to the new solutions and products that are a being delivered with OS 2.7. This unique event is a way to demonstrate to thousands of consumers interested in Smart Home solutions how they can live smarter with Control4. We will be streaming a video made specifically for consumers, recommending them to work with you to implement these great new solutions.

 

www.control4.com/o/live-event?dealer=WAL903

 

 

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What can an end user expect to gain from 2.7?

From a consumer perspective, it's nice to know what margins a dealer is working with on some of the products, so there can be knowledgable negotiating on purchases.

"08:15 Want additional margin? You got it.

Our entire new line of touch screens are now priced with 50% dealer margin! This is a huge opportunity for you! We are giving you the margin you need to be successful, when combined with the products and solutions we are producing."

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What can an end user expect to gain from 2.7?

 

New Comfort Experience

This completely redesigned interface will delight your customers and maintain the right level of comfort for any home. The intuitive, beautiful interface also provides powerful flexibility that will maximize energy efficiency.

 

Fast, High-Definition Video Intercom

Give your customers convenience and peace of mind. Whether your customers want to see who is at the front door, check in on a sleeping baby, or simply call everyone together for dinner, the Control4 Video Intercom makes it simple and convenient.

Dramatically faster connection speed and HD video make it easy to immediately welcome guests at the front door.

Full-screen picture and full frame rate video provide the visual clarity to monitor a sleeping baby or check in on children playing in another room. And it's included with every Control4 system, just add touch screens to get started!

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The new hardware has additional benefits and will add to your homes functionality.

 

 

New! Fast Touch Screens

Sleek new touch screens are an intuitive and elegant dedicated interface to any Smart Home. Browse a music library with a simple swipe, display bold cover art, and easily personalize a lighting scene on these larger touch screens that complement the beauty of any home.

These beautiful new touch screens are dramatically faster than previous models and have 2x the screen resolution! Each model has a built-in camera, high-quality speakers and microphone. As you might expect from a touch screen, these new devices support intuitive gestures across many parts of Control4 Navigator.

 

New Control4Wireless Thermostat

Jointly developed with Aprilaire for precision and efficiency. Deliver consistent and precise climate control with a thermostat that combines the HVAC expertise from Aprilaire and the automation strength of Control4.

SR 260 improvements

 

The Perfect Remote in Your Hand

Transport buttons that have been rearranged to give users a more intuitive, one-handed experience. New custom buttons along the top of the remote can be programmed for any event or activity throughout the home.

List navigator has been improved to be more consistent and intuitive. The crisp, bright screen can be personalized with an array of colors. You can even customize the colors independently for each room.

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Works Seamlessly Around the World

Now you can use this beautiful new comfort experience with the most common systems and popular brands throughout the world. With newly updated drivers, you'll be able to connect to radiant flooring, forced air, dual fuel, and geothermal systems provided by your favorite brands.

 

not just the c4 thermostat.

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2.7 will fix a few issues, one in particular is multiple Sonos into a central switch.

There's the much nicer interface for HVAC control if you use ANY t-stat.

New options for intercom (not all of it depends on the new screens at all!)

 

There's general minor interface improvements, there's a few bigger interface improvements (no I won't elaborate at this point).

 

Beyond that, I THINK the only item up for grabs on how (well?) it continues to work in 2.7 is the old LCD 10 Keypad unit, nothing else is being dropped so there's no real hinderance there.

 

Is there a HUGE reason to push for 2.7 from 2.6 (ignoring new hardware that is) - it will depend on your situation. There seems to be no real reason to NOT do it either at this point, other than possibly thinking 'don't mess with what works'.

 

Simply put - I'll start building in 2.7 from release and likely update existing 2.6 to 2.7 as I go (or from pre 2.6 if there's no hardware limitations if I hadn;t gotten to it yet).

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Push Notification Agent •

Installers/Programmers or Customers who purchased Composer HE, can now configure Push Notifications that carry information about category and severity. These notifications are delivered to the customer based on their push notification preferences, which they can configure at customer.control4.com. Push Notifications are supported on iOS and Android mobile devices.

 

should be fun

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Walts - can you provide 1-2 "real life scenarios" on why and how one could use this feature?

This can be used similar to the e-mail notification agents but with more specific Alerts and easier viewing.  Have a few test ones for lights in my home that are not normally used, and they trigger push notifications when turned on. I can read the notification in full from my lock screen and my Android wear LG G Watch. 

 

They have added categories and severity that allow each user to customize what notifications you receive. 

 

Have a motion detector trigger in a secure area? Push notification for you to check your cameras.

 

Kids entered their unlock code and are now home.

 

Garage door is opened.

 

Security armed or disarmed.

 

Any information you would like to be updated on is at your fingertips as little or as much as you could want.

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Thanks - though a bit confused.  Right now when my housekeeper comes over using her code I get a text message.  If my alarm is deactivated in a few different scenarios I get a text message too.  Seems like these can be done now, so wondering what is the technical difference I guess with a push notification vs the text message I get right now?

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text message agent is likely being used through the email notification agent.

 

The best is the access control to on the fly allow or deny of notifications dependant on type and severity. 

 

Format is cleaner with nice control4 graphics and colors.

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So there are at least 2 3rd party push notification drivers already, can you do everything with the new built in one that those do?  Because for push notifications I'd much rather use native C4.  Don't need another layer to be an issue.  All the 3rd party ones depend on yet another app.

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Not personally familiar with any of the third party apps. The Notification feature seems to be fairly straight forward. Have a trigger event, send a customized notification. Then select which devices receive notifications and your ready to get notified! 

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I'm performing the update now, and am curious to know more about this notification agent. Do these notifications come in to the MyHome app? Via email? How are they delivered?

Also, these require 4Sight subscription, correct?

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I'm performing the update now, and am curious to know more about this notification agent. Do these notifications come in to the MyHome app? Via email? How are they delivered?

Also, these require 4Sight subscription, correct?

They are push notifications to your device. And show up as pushes to the MyHome app

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I would hate to jinx it, but I also have been having a much faster connection on my mobile devices. would generally have a connection time 5-15 seconds when first opening the app and 3-5 when already opened and refreshes. now on open longest been has been about 5 seconds and refreshes appear to be instant.

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