Atlona Joins Control4® on the Road as Part of 2011 Dealer Education Tour
Atlona Technologies® today announced that the company’s Si and Signature line matrix switchers have earned Control4® certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with Control4 home automation systems. In addition, the company will be hitting the road with Control4 as part of the 2011 dealer education tour.
All components earning Control4 certification must pass rigorous interoperability tests in Control4 labs. Atlona offers a wide range of Control4-certified matrix switchers for home theater, light commercial A/V systems, and large-scale digital signage, government, military, and heavy commercial applications. In addition to Control4 certification, many Atlona matrix switchers feature RS-232 interfaces and use the standard ASCII format, making them compatible with most major control systems.
“At Atlona, we are committed to making the lives of installers easier in the field, while providing the best possible systems for their clients. Earning Control4 certification for our switching products is a testament to that commitment,” said Ilya Khayn, president of Atlona Technologies. “Installers utilizing Control4 automation systems can be confident that our powerful solutions can be integrated seamlessly, providing simplified operation over multiple sources and displays. We look forward to discussing the exciting possibilities with dealers on the Control4 dealer education tour.”
Control4 enables third-party manufacturers to design products that easily integrate with the successful Control4 platform. With more than 6,500 drivers from 150 different companies, Control4 enables leading consumer electronics devices to integrate into a Control4 system.
“Control4 has long held the view that in order to drive home automation adoption, everything in the home must work together,” said Control4 CEO Will West. “Control4-certified products improve the operation of home theaters, multiroom music, lighting, temperature control, energy management, and security by improving both compatibility and functionality before installation. We are pleased to add Atlona Technologies to our esteemed list of partner brands.”
Now in its seventh year, the annual dealer education tour provides dealers with education, technical training, and face-to-face interactions from the Control4 team. On the tour, Atlona will meet with dealers and discuss how they can leverage the company’s Control4-certified matrix switchers for their businesses. The tour will visit 15 cities from March through October, and will offer two simultaneous tracks for attendees, one focusing on sales and management strategies and the other offering technical training and support.
The Control4 dealer education tour will be making the following stops in 2011:
• Orlando, Fla. – EHX, March 17-18
• Atlanta, Ga. – March 30-31
• Dallas, Texas – April 13-14
• Phoenix, Ariz. – April 26-27
• Los Angeles, Calif. – May 11-12
• San Francisco, Calif. – May 26-27
• Seattle, Wash. – June 8-9
• Calgary, AL, Canada – June 22-23
• Toronto, ON, Canada – July 7-8
• Boston, Mass. – July 20-21
• New York, N.Y. – August 3-4
• Washington, DC – August 16-17
• Denver, Colo. – September 14-15
• Chicago, Ill. – September 28-29
• Coral Springs/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – October 12-13
Kicking off the 2011 dealer education tour, Atlona plans to give away a free iPad®. The winner receives the iPad loaded with the Control4 MyHome app, which is available on the Apple® App StoreSM. This offer is exclusive to Control4 tour attendees, and all that’s required is for dealers to attend one of the events throughout the year. The contest begins with EHX 2011 on March 17 and ends October 13 with the last stop in Coral Springs/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The winner will be announced shortly after the Control4 tour concludes.
More information on Atlona’s matrix switchers and other digital connectivity solutions is available at www.atlona.com. All Control4 drivers for Atlona products are available in the Control4 driver database.
For details on the Control4 dealer education tour, please visit http://www.control4.com/about-us/events/.
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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 more than 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 www.control4.com.
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About Atlona Technologies®
Atlona Technologies® is a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions. The company supplies an extensive range of high-quality products — from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and much more — to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets. Made from the finest materials and offering unique feature sets, the company’s value-added products can be found in installations worldwide. Atlona provides a wide range of solutions from all three of its comprehensive product lines: Atlona CE (consumer electronics), Atlona Si (systems integration), and Atlona Signature (professional and commercial). More information about Atlona Technologies is available at www.atlona.com.
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