NAD Smart Audio Solutions Are Now Control Control4® Certified

BluOS® Enabled systems from NAD Electronics easily integrate with Control4 home automation systems for seamless whole-home music streaming and control.

Pickering, Canada, August 28, 2017 — NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home audio and video products, is proud to announce that their premium line of BluOS® Enabled audio systems is now Control4® Certified, having passed rigorous interoperability tests to ensure BluOS Enabled devices integrate seamlessly with Control4 home automation systems. The complete Control4 Certification process also includes the incorporation of Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), ensuring faster, simpler and more cost-effective installation of BluOS Enabled products by Control4 installers and dealers.

Founded in 2003, Control4 is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers.

“A large portion of our global dealer network uses Control4 systems,” says Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “It is important for us to provide them a premium music solution, allowing customers to access hi-res libraries on their home network and stream many popular music streaming services, while working seamlessly with other connected apps and products throughout the home.”

NAD offers a wide variety of BluOS Ready and Enabled home audio solutions that meet the needs of music listeners and installers alike, with products ranging from audiophile-quality traditional hi-fi components to custom rack-mounted multi-zone amplifiers. BluOS, the premium music operating system natively integrated into select devices in the Classic, Masters and Custom Install Series, allows custom integrators and retailers to offer rich, intuitive music experiences and custom control applications that seamlessly integrate with their customers’ existing Control4 automation system.

“We are very happy that NAD are a part of the Connects with Control4 partner ecosystem,” said Noel Gouff, Senior Director of Control4 Business Development. “Not only is NAD a growing leader in hi-res audio distribution, but the two-way interface allows for both a rich music experience for users and a quicker and more seamless integration for dealers and installers.”

Music functions and controls for BluOS Enabled devices can now be operated through any of Control4’s control interfaces including voice control, touch screens, handheld remote controls, wireless keypads, mobile devices using the Control4 app, and more. The BluOS driver also includes rich metadata support for touchscreens and remotes displaying artist/song information with full-colour album artwork.

BluOS Control4 drivers are available today to home integrators and retailers interested in integrating NAD’s BluOS Enabled products into Control4® automation systems. Download the Certified BluOS driver from Composer Express, ComposerPro, or nadelectronics.com.

Media Contacts:

Peter Hoagland
North American Media Relations, NAD Electronics
peter@hoagland.us

Richard Stevenson
International Media Relations, NAD Electronics
richard@rspr.co.uk

About Control4

Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 10,500 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 90 countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes over 5,200 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

About NAD Electronics

Founded in 1972 and now sold in over 80 countries, NAD Electronics is renowned for its award-winning line of high quality components for audio, home theatre and custom installation applications. Since the beginning, NAD’s commitment to four core values – innovation, innovation, simplicity, performance, and value – have earned it a cult-like following that catapulted it to becoming a household name amongst audiophiles and music lovers alike. To this day, the brand continues to design and manufacture some of the most acclaimed and affordable hi-fi components that include modern features and technologies meant to appeal to a new generation of audiophiles.

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