Snap One Announces New Halo Family of Control4 Remotes
Snap One announced new Control4 hand-held interfaces: the Halo Family of Remotes. The two new models include enhanced features like backlit buttons, a new graphical interface, and dual-band WiFi support, along with innovative new features like a push-to-talk voice button. The new remotes were unveiled at CEDIA 2022 in Snap One Booth #16055, offering Snap One Partners and industry insiders a first look at the future of intuitive home control.
The Halo model features a slightly smaller 2.8-inch screen that is navigable with hard buttons and provides full access to connected subsystems. The Halo Touch model features a premium brushed-aluminum chassis and makes every function available through an intuitive 3.2-inch customizable touchscreen.
Snap One designed the new Control4 remotes using feedback from Snap One Partners, adding new features and upgraded technologies while maintaining the sleek aesthetic of the company’s coveted Neeo Remote. Both remotes include backlit buttons for transport controls, user interface functions, and a machined aluminum DPad. Other enhancements include programmable text above custom buttons, and an ultra-low power processor that enhances battery life.
The upgraded dual-band WiFi antennas support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks to improve reliability with three to five times stronger connections than Neeo Remotes. When users press the new Voice button on the Halo or Halo Touch remote, Control4 captures the user’s command with the embedded microphone and dynamically routes it to the proper voice service via proprietary new technology. Voice integrations available today include Xfinity and AppleTV through Siri, with services like Josh.ai on the horizon.
Control4 Halo Remotes provide excellent upsell opportunities and can even be installed and added to systems by homeowners using an easy new procedure in the Control4 app. Partners can choose to sell and ship the Halo and Halo Touch without requiring site visits depending on their needs and their client relationships. In systems that include OvrC remote management, Partners can quickly view real-time battery life and connectivity data for all Halo Remotes to ensure consistently excellent operation and long-term customer satisfaction.