Control4 Intros Much Smarter Thermostat, Way Better Interface at ISE 2015

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) has always had a smart thermostat to integrate with its home automation system, and for a long time has supported third-party stats as well (yes, Nest too). At ISE 2015, though, the company is (finally) launching a home-grown successor to its original stat that controls virtually all functions of any HVAC system.

The new wireless, ZigBee-based thermostat is being launched in conjunction with Control4’s new OS 2.7, which dramatically improves the “Comfort Control” experience for users with simple (and pretty) at-a-glance controls.

First, the thermostat.

Control4 teamed with Aprilaire to develop the latest iteration of Control4’s decade-old original model. The key features of the new product are:

1. It works with the vast majority of popular HVAC systems worldwide, including radiant heating, split HVAC, dual fuel and geothermal systems.

2. It provides user-accessible humidity controls

3. It is “more reliable” than the 10-year-old Control4 model, says Paul Williams, VP lighting and comfort products for Control4.

4. Let’s face it, the thermostat is not a thing of beauty. Hide it in a closet and use remote temperature sensors instead.

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