Control4 Launches New Portable Touch Screen

Elegant tablet design and full Flash app support offer features and functionality for any Control4 project

Sep 07, 2011, 09:00 ET from Control4

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CEDIA Expo 2011 – September 8-10, 2011 – Booth #2302 – Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based home control systems introduces a new portable touch screen to their award-winning touch screen family. The Control4® 7" Portable Touch Screen offers two-way intelligent control and navigation of a Control4® system. With a capacitive full-color LCD panel, the new touch screen has a sleek look and dedicated control functionality that homeowners are unable to get from other tablet devices.

The Control4 7" Portable Touch Screen expands the already incredibly successful line of Control4 in-wall touch screens by giving homeowners welcome flexibility. The Portable has a sleek tablet form-factor and comes with both a long-lasting rechargeable battery and a tabletop charging station. Out of the cradle, the Portable offers excellent wireless range so you can easily move about the house and outside while still enjoying complete control. When the tablet is affixed to the docking station, it functions as a tabletop touch screen, ideal for locations like nightstands, end tables and kitchen counters where anytime access is important but an in-wall or fully portable device doesn't make sense.

Users simply tap the display screen to access any of the home's subsystems, including lighting, security, surveillance, music, and even cool Flash-based control apps for energy monitoring, streaming radio services, parental movie controls, door locks and setting vacation or wake-up scenes. The touch screen also features four programmable buttons for quick access to favorite control features.

The Control4 7" Portable Touch Screen also provides intercom functionality with a license activation. The intercom allows the homeowner to have an ongoing conversation with a person at another intercom device without requiring either person to hold down a button; occupants can ring room-to-room; "Do not disturb" and privacy features are also available to provide control over the use of the intercom. The Portable also adds whole home intercom functionality by allowing users to take an intercom device from one room to another room or into parts of the house where you might not install an in-wall touch screen.

The Control4 touch screen makes it easy for installers to add functionality and install firmware upgrades. The devices are feature-rich and include Ethernet, AC or Power-over-Ethernet and network connectivity. The MSRP is $999; Intercom license is an additional $399.

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Control4, a leading provider of the operating system for the smart home, delivers intelligent control over consumer electronics products, appliances and networking systems through an easy-to-use and intuitive software interface. Founded in 2003, the company delivers affordable automation of lighting, music, video, thermostat, security, and energy management systems through more than 1,900 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 70 countries. With the most intelligent, open and affordable control solution on the market, Control4 is the platform of choice for major consumer electronics companies, residential homes, hotels, businesses and utilities that require an intelligent, open and affordable control solution. For more information visit

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