May 8, 2010

Control4 Certification Underscores Denon’s Leadership In Sophisticated, Easy-to-Use Products That Integrate Seamlessly With All Leading Home Automation and IP Control Systems

By Gary Reber

Denon Electronics, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment components, is proud to announce that 13 of its advanced home entertainment components have earned Control4® certification, ensuring compatibility and smooth integration with all Control4 IP-based home automation and entertainment systems.  Denon’s Control4 Certified products, with expected SRP and availability in parenthesis, include the A/V receiver Models AVR-5308CI (SRP: $5,500, current), AVR-4810CI (SRP: $2,999, current), AVR-3311CI (SRP: $1,199, June) and AVR-2311CI (SRP: $899, June), as well as the DVD-A1UDCI (SRP: $4,500) and DBP-4010CI (SRP: $1,999) Universal Blu-ray Disc players and the AVP-A1HDCI (SRP: $7,500) A/V surround sound and video processor. Other previously introduced Denon products that also meet Control4 certification requirements include the A/V receiver Models AVR-4310CI, AVR-3310CI, AVR-2310CI, AVR-990 and AVR-890, as well as the DBP-2010CI Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.  As part of its commitment as a member of the Control4 certification program, Denon looks forward to introducing future products that also meet Control4 certification requirements.


All components earning Control4 certification must pass rigorous interoperability tests in Control4 labs. Along with this important certification, Denon’s wide range of home entertainment components are fully compatible with several other leading home automation providers with which Denon shares Integration Partner status, including Crestron, RTI, Universal Remote Control, AMX and Savant.  Integration Partner status ensures the CI channel that Denon is working closely with these companies to make integration between the products easy, reliable and cost effective.


Noted Jeff Talmadge, Director, Product Development & Systems Integration, Denon Electronics: “Control4 Certification is yet another indication of Denon’s commitment to our valued custom integrator customers and to providing them with the advanced solutions they need to offer their clients fully integrated, easy-to-use home automation and entertainment systems. From our industry-leading A/V receivers, Blu-ray players and other IP/232 controllable products, Denon is committed to utilizing all of our engineering expertise and experience to bring our integrator customers all the benefits of a truly connected and automated digital home.


“Denon is one of the first companies to complete Control4 certification testing, which demonstrates their commitment to providing seamless integration with Control4® systems,” said Jeff Dungan, Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing at Control4, “With Denon in the growing Control4 Certified partner ecosystem, Control4 continues to provide our dealers and their customers robust and easy-to-use systems for homes.”


All Denon components with Control4 certification include RS-232C connection capability for third-party system control and/or IP control remote in/out connection for custom installation convenience. 

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