Control4 Announces Appointment of Charlie Kindel, ex-Amazon

BREAKING NEWS Former Head of Amazon’s Smart Home Org. to be SVP of Products & Services for Control4   Control4 Corp. announced today that it has appointed Charlie Kindel, an ex-Amazon executive in charge of their Alexa project, to fulfill … Continue reading

The Real Story Behind Control4’s Certified Showroom Program

A Strata-gee Exclusive Interview Control4 surprised everyone about a month ago when they suddenly announced the launch of no less than 140 Control4 Certified Showrooms in partnership with certain dealers around the world, including the U.S., Canada, UK, China, and … Continue reading

Control4 Acquires Ihiji Validating Importance of Remote Management

BREAKING NEWS Control4 announced today that it has acquired remote system monitoring and management pioneer Ihiji of Austin, TX. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal sends a strong signal of the growing importance of remote installation … Continue reading

Control4 Launches Ingenious Networking Certification Program

3rd Party Testing & Techs Can Earn Their Own Pakedge Gear Control4 announced today a smart new training program that it hopes will create an army of Pakedge Certified Network Administrators (PCNA) throughout the custom integration industry. The company noted, … Continue reading

Crestron and Sonos Deepen Their Relationship

BREAKING NEWS Crestron announced today that it is dramatically deepening its partnership with Sonos that was first revealed at last Fall’s CEDIA show. That partnership, which Strata-gee was the first to break the story on ahead of the 2016 CEDIA … Continue reading

Control4 & Triad CEOs Explain to Strata-gee Why Their Deal Makes Sense

Control4 Corp. announced Tuesday that it has decided to get into the speaker business – doing so by acquiring Triad Speakers, Inc. – whom it describes as “a leader in advanced audio technology with best-in-class, customizable speaker-solutions.” The lofty language … Continue reading