Just as everyone was welcoming in the spring season, Snap One and its brands were welcoming more than just more favorable weather: they launched a number of new products.
In a 45-minute presentation, Snap One’s Control4, Episode, OvrC and Triad brands, introduced new operating system updates, platform features, whole-house audio solutions and loudspeakers to the global company’s ever-expanding product portfolio.
Jacob Whipple, product marketing manager, Snap One, sat down with CE Pro for this week’s CE Pro Podcast episode to highlight some of the exciting introductions from the March 11 press event.
“We put out a keynote video in lieu of the ISC trade show that we didn’t attend. We wanted to get the announcement out about the products and features that we have coming,” comments Whipple.
“And that release date is coming up soon. We’re very excited for everyone to see the toys in the features that we put together.”
Perhaps the most important announcement that Snap One made back in March was the new Control4 3.3.0 OS release. This update includes a color wheel option that allows homeowners to tune their homes’ lighting to their preferences, which may include circadian cycles.
“I’m fascinated by the recent research we have across many fields that show that nature provides the best solution [for lighting], and we have been recreating those solutions based on nature,” states Whipple.
“I love that we’re at a point in our technology and our manufacturing where we can control and manipulate those natural cues that we’ve evolved to.”
Another important item Whipple touched upon was the new Control4 system processors. According to Whipple, the soon-to-be-released Control4 processors provide integrators with the power necessary to support the next generation of smart homes and amenities that include advanced lighting and whole-house audio that includes high-resolution content.
Snap One Adds Audio Offerings, Intros Ryff Platform
Moving onto the topic of audio, Whipple provided some detail on the new Triad PDX series of architectural features. Whipple points out the new Triad speakers feature the installation options that integrators appreciate from the Episode Signature line of products, with the performance capabilities of a Triad product.
Concluding his comments, Whipple provided some insight on the new Ryff whole-house audio platform. Whipple stresses Ryff represents an amalgam of features that integrators can present to their clientele.
“So, the Ryff audio platform is a consolidation of all control for audio technologies features and UI [user interface] into a single brand. The Ryff audio platform provides the highest in audio quality decoding up to 192kHz sample rate at full 24-bit depth and includes MQA support,” he adds.
“The Ryff platform includes network-based audio synchronization to prevent echoes and lag across multiple simultaneous zones, including those that are connected wirelessly.
“Ryff also provides fine-tune controls like crossover and tone control delay for custom delay for independent outputs on the controllers, along with the end user controls like parametric EQ, [equalization] media sharing and multiple zone controls.”
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