CEDIA Q&A: Control4 to Host Dealer Training on Home Automation, Networking, Multiroom Audio

Control4, Pakedge and Triad Speakers dealers should check out this list of Control4’s dealer training sessions scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 in San Diego during CEDIA 2017.


With CEDIA 2017 quickly approaching, CE Pro spoke to Bryce Judd, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Control4, about what the company will have in store for CEDIA attendees in booth #4015 on Sept. 5-9 in San Diego.

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Scroll down to see all of Control4's dealer training sessions scheduled for CEDIA 2017.

What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time?

There’s a reason Control4 has been the CE Pro brand leader in whole-house automation for three consecutive years. We are committed to our mission, and that means offering the best in home automation systems and making sure our dealers not only succeed, but thrive.

With Control4, Pakedge and Triad products, we are ensuring that dealers are getting the best of the best every step of the way. By offering high quality products and dealer tools, we are making sure they have what they need to flourish in our trade.

What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line?

Be sure to stay updated, because we are continually adding new features and products to make things easier for both dealers and homeowners.

If a dealer/integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask?

He/she should ask what’s new with the Triad product line. We have so many new products that are tailored to fit every install. The new Triad products are aimed to make things easier for our dealers, from the installs to repairs to adding zones and more, it’s all about convenience and efficiency. 

Think of your closest competitor (company or product). What is one thing you offer that they don’t? Please be specific.

One thing Control4 does that competitors don’t is offer comprehensive dealer tools that make the installation and the support of a connected home as simple as possible, from the network to the automation.

Why are you looking forward to CEDIA coming to San Diego for the first time?

San Diego has such a unique feel to it, it’s just a fun place to be and having everyone here and excited for CEDIA just amplifies that atmosphere.

What 5 hashtags would best describe your CEDIA presence?

#C4CEDIA17  #HighResEverything  #AudioAwesomeness  #SmartestHome  #MusicMagic

Do you have any course offerings at CEDIA?

We are offering five training courses during CEDIA:

Dealer Training

Friday, September 8, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

Several one-hour sessions available.

San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Room 1B

Customer LAST! Know About Issues BEFORE Your Customer Does, with Pakedge BakPak

Stop losing money on truck rolls with the cloud-based monitoring and alerts of Pakedge BakPak. Learn how Control4 and Pakedge work together to make sure you’re never in the dark with your customer projects. Also discover the keys to designing a smart network environment, large or small.

  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Connecting the Connected Home: Better Service with Fewer Site Visits

Connecting a home to the Internet starts with a solid router. But professionals who service demanding customers know that not all routers are the same. In this session, you will learn four features that differentiate a Pakedge router to deliver performance and save you time and truck rolls.

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Multi-room Audio Awesomeness with Control4

Planning a whole-home audio system has never been easier or sounded better. Learn how to do it the Control4 way.

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Principles of Sound Design: Doing Atmos & Surround Theaters Right

Making amazing home theater experiences hinges heavily on the quality and location of loudspeakers. Learn the fundamentals from the experts at Triad.

  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Turning a Single Room Project into a Home Automation Virus

Learn a bevy of tactics for embiggening a simple, single-room Control4 project into a system that delights your client and builds your business.

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


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