To better develop the Connected Home control and management platform, Control4 acquired Ihiji, thus giving rise to a combined team able to provide professional integrators with a wide range of monitoring and management tools and services.
Control4, provider of smart home solutions, announced the acquisition of the intellectual property and key operating assets of Texas-based Ihiji, a leading provider of remote management services for technical integrators servicing connected home customers. By combining two industry-leading network and device management solutions – BakPak from Control4 and Invision from Ihiji – into one unified service platform, Control4 will provide thousands of professional integrators with powerful device monitoring and management capability to efficiently and proactively support their connected-home customers.
The joint team is already developing the unified cloud-based service platform which will be made available in phases to all Control4 and Ihiji dealers and their end-customers later in the year. The shared goal is to operate a single integrated monitoring and services experience that provides all dealers with complete visibility and control at the network level, which would include over 2.000 third-party products, as well as all Control4 and Pakedge smart home equipment. Control4 will immediately start selling the previously named Ihiji APP-750 network appliance under its new moniker, the Pakedge NX-1. Control4 also announces the elimination of all subscription fees associated with the Ihiji Invision management service, making it easier and more financially efficient for dealers to provide remote management services to their end-customers.
All Ihiji dealers using Invision will continue to be supported and are encouraged to continue utilizing and installing Invision in new installations. Later this year, progress releases towards the new unified and integrated service platform will be made available to all Ihiji, Control4, and Pakedge dealers and their installed customers through a software update process for supported service appliance devices: APP-750, NX-1, NK-1, RK-1 and WR-1.
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