Snap One Unveils a Bright and United Future

Mark Reynolds, recently appointed Vice President & General Manager EMEA for Snap One, with responsibility for the growth and development of the company across the EMEA region, explains the innovation and excitement behind the Snap One offering for 2022 and beyond.

It’s been almost a year since SnapAV + Control4 rebranded as Snap One.  Today, Snap One is one company, one team with one clear vision.

Committed to keeping things simple for our partners, we provide a comprehensive range of products and services that ensure the very best end-to-end solutions in home technology projects.

Our goal is to be the integrator’s most valued and most trusted partner on every installation, the one partner they need.

Anchored on two award-winning business platforms, Control4 Smart Home OS 3 and OvrC Remote Management, Snap One solutions encompass leading brands in Control, Networking & Remote Management, Lighting, Speakers, Amplifiers, Multi-Room Audio, Surveillance, Power and Surge, Film Screens, Racks, Mounts, Cables Connectors and Wiring.

Working with Snap One brands is guaranteed to make life easier thanks to our unwavering commitment to product innovation and investment, making for an unparalleled offering. This will ensure our partners stay ahead of the competition as they meet and exceed client expectations with awe-inspiring installations.

At our Virtual Partner Summit which took place at the beginning of March, we unveiled an array of products across the control, audio, and remote monitoring categories that further our mission to serve as the one-stop supplier that our partners can depend on worldwide.

Control

Control4 remains the halo brand for Snap One and, going forwards, we can reassure Authorised Control4 Partners that they will maintain their status. We know it matters to you and your customers, and that matters to us. The Control4 brand is at the forefront of our investment and innovation plans.

Control4 OS 3.3.0 has seen major improvements as we provide more and more personalised automated experiences for customers, as well as create the features and functions that will come to define the next generation of control.

Looking to the future, we have recently expanded the entertainment capabilities of the Control4 Platform to provide for the next generation of audio and video deployments with a suite of customisable features to fit any scenario. Ryff is the new name for our high-resolution native streaming audio platform within Control4 and provides the highest in audio quality, decoding at up to 192kHz sample rate, at full 24 bit-depth, and includes MQA support. It also includes network-based audio synchronisation, to prevent echoes and lag across multiple simultaneous zones, including those connected wirelessly. Ryff provides fine-tune controls like Crossover, Tone Control, and Delays, along with end-user controls like Parametric EQ, media sharing, and multizonal controls. The Ryff audio experience provides integration with 12 of the most popular streaming services including, Spotify, TIDAL and more!

Coming soon we will have a brand-new line of Control4 CORE Series Controllers that boast faster processors, more zones of built-in audio, higher quality Digital to Analogue Converters, and a 4K on-screen user interface.  The new CORE series will include three versions for different sized projects that require varying features and functionalities.

Networking & Remote Management

As projects become increasingly complex and customer expectations evolve, networking and remote monitoring and management is now more important than ever.

We know that OvrC, our remote monitoring platform, has become vital to the success of businesses, and we’re excited to be enriching its feature-set and performance to make the ecosystem better, faster, and more reliable. OvrC supports our core networking brands, Araknis and more recently Pakedge. With this expanding support OvrC includes one of the largest ecosystems of integrated products from both Snap One and leading third-party manufacturers.

Now, every Control4 OS3 system can be remotely managed using OvrC, without the need for additional hardware. Moreover, increased notification accuracy and improved Wireless Site Management within OvrC, mean that partners enjoy faster, more efficient workflows.

Lighting

Beyond OvrC, the latest Control4 software, OS 3.3.0, features a host of new capabilities including a highly anticipated native lighting colour wheel UI, for fast and intuitive control of tuneable white and colour lighting.

Partners can now create colour pre-sets, that customers can personalise, and include lighting colour as an element of lighting scenes and programming.

Watch out for many more innovations on Control4 lighting by Snap One coming your way in 2022! 

Speakers, Amplifiers and Multi-room Audio

We’re also committed to raising the bar for integrators with our two core audio brands, Episode and Triad.

Building on the extensive range of architectural and outdoor solutions now available from the Episode brand, we’ve released a new Episode 2.1 Active Soundbar and Episode Wireless Subwoofer Bundle.

The active soundbar includes optical, analogue, and HDMI inputs, and comes pre-paired to the soundbar for hassle-free installation. Bluetooth is built-in for seamless music streaming from mobile devices, and the included IR remote makes control a breeze. As for the 8" down-firing Wireless Subwoofer, it is powered by a built-in 80-watt amplifier and can be placed anywhere within 30 feet of the soundbar for maximum installation flexibility.

Meanwhile, our new Triad PDX Architectural speakers will ensure both incredible audio performance and simple, efficient installation. New PushLock technology adopted from our Episode brand allows our partners to install and remove these loudspeakers quickly and easily, and even change the motor unit without removing the cradle from the ceiling. The premium PDX series will include eight in-ceiling speakers and three in-wall speakers in three different performance levels, designed to satisfy the listening needs of any customer.

The Future’s Looking Bright

Throughout 2022, we’ll be introducing new products and enhancement updates to our solution categories as we continue to offer exceptional support to our partners, helping their businesses grow and prosper in the years ahead.

A key part of this commitment to growth and prosperity is our new, consolidated Partner Rewards programme which means our partners can now earn points for every purchase made across all Snap One categories.

This new programme features five levels, providing incredible benefits, including progressively larger rebates, free shipping, expedited product replacement, premium tech support and even access to exclusive Partner events.

At Snap One, we bring together the best people, partners and products to make lives more enjoyable, connected and secure. So, be part of this vision, and make sure you take full advantage of all the categories and brands available at Snap One to deliver excellent client experiences, every time.

More information at www.snapone.com and existing partners can learn more at the Control4 Dealer Portal.