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May 23, 2019

Control4’s New Smart Home OS

New Smart Home OS 3 by Control4 on iPad

Smart Home OS 3 by Control4

Each day, we talk with homeowners about the benefits of true home automation. We’re not simply talking about control – the ability to operate a smart device using its own app. But rather, we’re demonstrating how easy it can be to operate an entire home using just a single platform, like Control4. And today, Control4 Home Automation announced the highly-anticipated arrival of their Smart Home OS 3, making it the perfect time to see how home automation can make your life easier.

What is Smart Home OS 3 by Control4?

Simply put, Control4 has updated its operating system (OS) to deliver a more user-friendly interface. Although the Control4 app will look different, the platform will still continue to operate the technology in your home, just in a more intuitive and familiar manner. According to Control4, they’ve been working on the update for ten years, and many features are a direct result of customer feedback. And with the average customer having over 40 connected devices in their smart home, a seamless experience is critical.

Smart Home OS 3 is optimized for touchscreens and mobile apps and is said to include over 1,000 enhancements, allowing for endless customization options. For example, you can load your own photos to use as a wallpaper and pick which of your favorite operations should appear on the home screen for each room. Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 also enables homeowners to create their own customized routines as desired. Of course, the Control4 Certified Technicians at Stereo East Home Theater are available to help personalize your home automation experience.

How Can I Preview Smart Home OS 3?

That’s easy! Stop by our Control4 Certified Showroom in Frisco, TX, and we’d be happy to give you a demo. Even better, in conjunction with Control4, we’re hosting an open house on June 13, 2019 from 4 to 8 P.M. so you can #C4Yourself! That’s a great time to stop by, have a drink, and experience home automation firsthand. Our knowledgeable system designers and technicians will be available to answer your questions. RSVP now to reserve your spot for C4Yourself Day at Stereo East Home Theater.

Upgrade Your Existing System or Get Started Now

Using Control4 Smart Home OS 3 on Touchscreen

Control4 Touchscreen with Smart Home OS 3

Whether you’ve been enjoying Control4 Home Automation for years or are looking to get started now, Stereo East Home Theater is here to help. The Smart Home OS 3 update will be available for existing customers with EA processors starting on May 28, 2019. But if your home is utilizing a legacy processor, you can still get the benefits of Smart Home OS 3 by upgrading to an EA Processor. Best of all, Stereo East is offering upgrade incentives during C4Yourself Day. Contact us for more details.

If you’re new to the world of home automation and are looking to get started, a visit to our Control4 Certified Showroom is the perfect place to start! You’ll be able to see, hear, and try all the ways home automation can simplify your life. Stereo East Home Theater has a 10,000 sq. ft. showroom in Frisco and serves Prosper, Celina, Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and surrounding areas in DFW.

January 31, 2017

Fiber Optic Star Light Ceiling Now Available

Filed under: Home Theater,Showroom News — Tags: , — Stereo East @ 11:03 am

4×8′ Star Ceiling on Display

Here at Stereo East, customers often turn to us for help in transforming their media room so it functions and feels like true home theater.  Of course, a projector, screen, and a surround sound system are integral, but room aesthetics play a big role, too. At our Frisco showroom, you can see how finishing touches, like theater recliners, acoustic panels, and theater-themed carpeting all contribute to the overall room. And now, we offer a fiber optic star ceiling to complete the look.

Transform your ceiling into a star field with subtle, twinkling lights in variable speed and intensity. This configurable star ceiling is comprised of square panels measuring 2 feet by 2 feet each, allowing for easy customization to fit your room. Featuring white light and 5 color LED options and a variety of programmable settings easily accessible using the included remote control, this star light ceiling will set the mood perfectly for your next movie night in your home theater.  Visit our showroom today to check it out!

March 25, 2016

Stereo East Home Theater Hosts Sony Executive Team

Filed under: Showroom News — Tags: , , , , , , — Stereo East @ 9:27 am

Recently, Stereo East Home Theater welcomed an executive leadership team from Sony Electronics to their showroom located in Frisco, Texas. Stereo East was honored to have key Sony personnel in attendance, including Deputy President Toshifumi Okuda, Vice President Frank Sterns, and National Sales Manager Kevin O’Loughlin.


Sony Deputy President Toshifumi Okuda and Stereo East President Gary Montagna

Sony has spent the last several years developing new and innovative technologies such as 4K Ultra HD projectors and televisions as well as High-Resolution Audio, both of which are strongly focused on the specialty channel. In order to further enhance their market penetration, Sony visited Stereo East to discover how their products and strategies were received by both consumers and dealers. Stereo East Home Theater has been a Sony CIS Diamond Dealer for the past three years.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to spend time with the Sony executive team,” said Gary Montagna, President of Stereo East. “We thank Mr. Okuda, Mr. Sterns, and Mr. O’Loughlin for their commitment to and support of our business and the entire specialty channel!”

Stereo East Home Theater has been ranked as a top 100 custom installation and systems integration firm for the past nine years by CE Pro Magazine, and the company is a Power CI member of the ProSource buying group. Stereo East has proudly served the DFW metroplex for over three decades.

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