HITEC NEWS: Control4 Upgrades Hospitality Solution Software
Control4 a provider of IP-based home and hospitality control systems, will showcase the newest version of the Control4 Hospitality Solution at HITEC 2012. The solution offers enhanced Control4 Remote Management Server (RMS), a powerful browser-based console that allows hotel management to receive diagnostic data and perform pro-active room management.
With Control4 RMS, the server and engine are running on the primary room controller, automatically administering tests as designated; and since the systems are completely customizable by hotel management, tasks and tests can be set by the internal tech support team. From check-in status and room temperature to battery levels and occupancy, RMS allows hotel management to maintain a point-of-view on the room at all times which maximizes their energy efficiency and business resources.
The Control4 Hospitality Solution is architected to be scalable, extensible and flexible to offer hoteliers a comprehensive in-room automation solution. For example, at most properties, the Control4 system communicates with the hotel's property management system to automatically place the room's status as "checked in" or "checked out." This initiates a chain of automation commands such as setting back thermostats and turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, or creating a welcome state that displays the guest's name on the screen, playing music or opening the shades upon first entry. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology from Control4, hotels are improving operating efficiencies through remote systems management and customizable functionality.
In addition to the powerful new management engine, the Hospitality Solution now also includes a completely customizable user interface that can conform to the specific brand and essence of a particular hotel or chain of hotels.