Snap One Now Shipping New Control4 Handheld Remote
Snap One announced it is shipping its newest Control4 handheld remote, the Halo Touch, to customers around the world. The new remote allows users to manage their Control4 system through a customizable 3.2-inch color touch screen with a new graphical interface, backlit buttons, push-to-talk voice control and dual-band Wi-Fi support. The Halo Touch also includes machined aluminum construction, which ensures “long-lasting performance and provides added durability.”
Snap One solicited input from its partners to design the new Control4 Halo remotes, adding new features and upgraded technologies while maintaining the aesthetic of the company’s Neeo Remote. Both remotes include backlit buttons for transport controls, user interface functions, and a machined aluminum DPad. Halo Touch includes easy access to “Media Content,” “Comfort Controls,” “Lighting Scenes” and other experiences.
Halo Touch also features an upgraded dual-band Wi-Fi antenna to support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks, with up to “five times stronger connections” than previous remote models. When users press the new “Voice” button on the 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.
Users can install and add the remote themselves through the Control4 app, allowing immediate use. This allows Snap One partners to sell and ship the Halo Touch without a site visit, enabling “rapid upgrades for numerous clients as well as simplifying the process for more distant clients.”
The Halo Touch remote enables rapid control of TV experiences through “Watch With Voice,” delivers more responsive audio experiences with a Recently Played function, and provides full control for the new Control4 Vibrant Linear Lighting Line and other color-control features and products. The Halo family of remotes also allows users to access user-created favorites and other core smart home capabilities such as automations and customized scenes.
The Halo Touch remote is the second in the Halo line, following the original Halo remote released in January 2023.