are the affordable face of whole home music distribution and automation - so it was only natural that they would make it possible to integrate the iPod into their systems. When Control4 talk about the ‘digital home’, they really mean it. You can take an iPod, hook it up to a Control4 system then suddenly be able to play 4 different songs in 4 different rooms, all off the same iPod at the same time - how cool is that!
The iPod becomes a truly digital source within a Control4 system and we’re able to access all the music, cover art and information on Control4 colour touchpanels, or even have it displayed on your flat screen.
If you want to use multiple different iPods, the iPort is really the best way to go - these are used to integrate the iPod into all the serious multi-room systems and so all the work has been done - Control4 just taps into this rather than reinventing the wheel. The specific model that has the right feature set and connections is the FS4 at $1699 in either black or white. We can put this in the living or family rooms as it means iPods can just be slotted into the system and then the track listings etc will just pop up on the Control4 menu screens. They transmit sound via balanced audio and are compatible with lossless formats. RS232 allows 2 way coms from and to the main system.
Whichever option you choose, it means you can have full control and access from any room in the house, not to mention your favorite music on tap, anytime, anywhere.
If you want to make your home a better place to live in, talk to us now – we can show you Control4 in action – you’ll see for yourself just what can be done. Together we can put together a plan for the perfect home system, completely custom designed for you.
To learn more about Control4 just click here to visit their website. And remember to come back to this page soon as we’ll be showing you how it all fits together in a New Zealand home.