Control4’s OS3 release is pretty impressive. There are so many improvements to the look, control and access that the user experience has really been transformed. Also the underlying code is more efficient so we expect it will be a more stable and better performing OS overall.
Whether you are using an iPhone or a touchscreen, the new style is wonderful. You can put in your own background images for each screen at the touch of a button making navigating your smart home easier and more intuitive. It has bigger icons, more natural scrolling and logical screen setups for the handheld remote.
Upgrading to OS3 requires a system review to verify compatibility for the upgrade. Some older controllers, touch screens and other devices will need to be upgraded to support OS3. In some cases we can do the review over the phone and for more complex systems we’ll do a remote scan to view devices on your network and identify any hardware that may need to be upgraded.
The scan can be performed remotely but the actual OS3 update requires a technician site visit. For simple system updates the cost to upgrade starts at $399 including install and basic personalization.
For folks who decide to upgrade to OS3, Control4 is offering a 15% discount on any Control4 products purchased for the upgrade. If you have older controllers that need to be upgraded or if you are considering adding any new devices to your system such as lighting control, thermostats or touch screens, now would be a great time to consider enhancing your system. Please call us to plan your upgrade!