Written by Martin Plaehn, President & CEO on February 4, 2016
Valued Control4 Customers,
Today we announced the acquisition of Pakedge, a leader in advanced home networking products and cloud network-management capabilities for both wireless and wired networking solutions. Pakedge brings to Control4 deep networking expertise and an industry-leading suite of networking, power management, and remote monitoring products, along with advanced software capabilities unlike any others on the market today. Their founders, senior management, and product organization are joining the Control4 team and we are enthusiastic about all we can do together for the future of the smart home.
A powerful, configurable and manageable network plays a critical role in today’s connected homes and businesses. It serves as the foundation of interactivity, interconnectivity, predictability, and scalability. By embracing networking as an expanded core-competency and integrating it tightly with our entertainment and automation capabilities, we believe Control4 and Pakedge together will connect more homes and businesses and continue our focus on delivering the best smart home available today.
The connected-consumer, the connected-home, and the broader Internet-of-Things is happening with increasing adoption. The need for a more capable, more powerful, more configurable, and more manageable home and small-business network is only increasing.
With today’s announcement, Control4 is better positioned to deliver rock-solid networking solutions that will provide exceptional experiences to our customers. Combining with Pakedge is one more example of our commitment to the industry, to our collective business, to our dealers, and to our valued customers. We are excited about the journey ahead.
President and CEO, Control