Control4 has announced that the Control4 HC-800 controller, which the company is calling its new flagship controller, and Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera are now shipping. The HC-800 has a multi-zone design that uses a 1.8GHz dual-core processor for what Control4 says is instantaneous, interactive on-screen control and browsing of even the largest media libraries. The rack-mountable HC-800 measures in at 1RU, has two RS-232 ports, six IR ports, plus four contact and relay switches. It also features enough analog and digital outputs to deliver four independent zones of audio without the help of a secondary media player. Certified HDMI audio and video connectivity enables simple integration with the latest displays, A/V receivers and surround processors, while component video connectivity guarantees compatibility with legacy systems.
The new Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera is dealer-configurable as a portable or tabletop solution for use on a countertop, desk, end-table or nightstand. It supports Wireless-N and Ethernet connectivity, and is powered either by Power over Ethernet (PoE) or AC power options. The touch screen enables video-intercom interoperability with other Control4 video intercom-capable products, and audio intercom compatibility with the current 5” and 7” In-Wall Touch Screens.
The Control4 HC-800 Controller and the 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera both list for $999. You can see them here: http://www.control4.com