What Was the Big Story from the 2019 CEDIA Expo?

That’s a Good Question **STORY UPDATED** A funny thing happened this year at the 2019 CEDIA Expo…everyone I ran into kept asking me the same thing – what is the big story from the show? What’s funny is that I … Continue reading

New, Larger SnapAV: The One-Stop Shop of Smart Home

Strata-gee Interviews SnapAV’s John Heyman & Charlie Kindel The industry is still adjusting to the new normal of SnapAV combining with Control4…even as it continues to gobble up more local distributors and talk about their e-commerce prowess. It can get … Continue reading

Did Control4 Just Try to End-Run Multiple Shareholder Lawsuits?

As Strata-gee recently reported, there are currently seven active lawsuits that have been filed against Control4 and their Board of Directors in the wake of their acquisition by SnapAV. In a new DEFA14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

Control4 Hit With Another Class Action Lawsuit by Shareholders

The Control4 Corporation has been hit with another class action lawsuit filed on behalf of all shareholders of their stock in connection with their acquisition by Wirepath Home Systems, LLC – better known as SnapAV. Filed by the law firm … Continue reading

SnapAV Slammed with Credit Downgrade by Moody’s

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the credit rating of Wirepath LLC (corporate name of SnapAV) from B2 to B3 in the wake of their announced acquisition of Control4. The primary reason for the downgrade is due to … Continue reading

Control4 Smart Home OS 3 – Making Complicated Installations as Simple as a Smartphone

Control4 announced today an all-new and improved operating system for Control4 installations that they call Smart Home OS 3. OS 3 is designed to be an easy unifier of the many devices in consumers’ installations, offer a robust infrastructure, give … Continue reading

SnapAV Snaps Up Control4 in Deal Valued at $680M

The world exploded this morning with the news that SnapAV and Control4 are merging their operations in a transaction that no one saw coming. Although publicized as a merger, actually SnapAV is acquiring Control4, agreeing to pay $23.91/share in a … Continue reading

Control4 Issues Advisory on ‘Works With Nest’ Shutdown

Control4 has issued an advisory this week to reassure integrators and their clients that the company will support the ‘Works With Google Assistant’ program and is working on new Nest drivers consistent with Google’s Certification standards to avoid issues related … Continue reading