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Snap One Control4 Halo remote firmware update enhances capabilities

Snap One Control4 Halo remote firmware update enhances capabilities

Snap One Control4 Halo remote firmware update enhances capabilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Snap One has announced a slate of new features and capabilities for the Control4 Halo and Halo Touch remotes that provide a more streamlined and reliable interface.

Following the over-the-air update to v1.7, all Halo and Halo Touch remotes will gain a redesigned lighting page that offers faster control, longer battery life, improved WiFi stability, access to custom buttons from their system and a “What’s New” page that explains new features on the remote.

According to Eric Fritz, Snap One Senior Director of Product Management, the new Halo firmware delivers in-demand features requested by users and Partners to make the family of remotes even more powerful and easy to use.

“With the new firmware v1.7 for Halo and Halo Touch remotes, users immediately get an upgraded home control experience with faster, more intuitive lighting and ceiling fan control, up to 24 customized buttons for unique multi-system scenes or programmed controls, significantly improved battery life, a new more reliable WiFi architecture and a handy What’s New info page available right on the remote’s screen,” Fritz said. “This increases the power and usability of both remotes, ensuring users enjoy the experience and Snap One Partners have strong arguments when recommending the remotes or bundled Control4 solutions to clients.”

The redesigned lighting experience allows users to precisely control light dimming and ceiling fan speed using sliders on the list view and color control pages, and with the addition of custom buttons the remote control experience mirrors that of the Control4 mobile app or touchscreen interfaces, making all existing custom buttons available on the remotes. Custom buttons can be used to execute scenes, macros, or any programming events within Control4. Users can create up to six custom buttons on each of four menus, offering 24 unique actions that can combine lighting, audio, video, window shades, HVAC and more to offer instant control of fully customized environments.

Other major improvements include battery life, with both versions of the Halo remote now delivering roughly double the previous runtime thanks to better power management. In addition to extending time between charges, the new firmware also enacts a brand new WiFi architecture that features improved capabilities that enhance network connection reliability and usability.

“Software offers us the chance to consistently improve user experiences and device functionality as new opportunities and needs arise, and Snap One is committed to making Control4 easier to use and easier to sell with every new iteration,” Fritz added.


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