MiVal Impianti has tested the brand new CORE 5 home automation processor from Control4. CORE 5 provides the ultimate experience for intelligent automation integrations, both residential and commercial, featuring the highest quality audio of the Control4 CORE series and the processing power to coordinate hundreds of smart/connected devices. CORE 5 can automate sophisticated audio and video distribution systems, complex White and RGB lighting scenes for both indoor and outdoor settings, and multi-zone climate control and security systems. Powered by a next-generation multi-core processor, CORE 5 delivers a new level of speed and performance for the instant interactive management of all devices in your Smart Home, with the capability to display the control interface on a 4K resolution screen.

For entertainment, CORE 5 includes new, superior-quality DACs (digital-to-analog audio converters) with an audiophile-grade signal-to-noise ratio of 118 dB, and new powerful DSPs that provide ultra-fine controls for a fully customizable 6-band equalizer with graphic display. Each of the audio outputs—three digital audio outputs, three analog audio outputs, plus an HDMI port that can be used for streaming either independently or simultaneously from Ryff, the integrated high-resolution audio server—allows clients to listen to their local music library or stream from a variety of leading music services and AirPlay-enabled devices.

CORE 5 includes secure wireless Zigbee and Zwave* protocols along with numerous integrated I/Os (IP), infrared (IR), and serial (RS232C) to control and automate distributed audio and video systems, color and temperature control lighting systems, climate control, security and surveillance systems, intercom audio/video systems, and more. The sleek fanless design, the heat sink chassis, the rack-mountable form factor, and high-end components make CORE 5 the ultimate home automation supervisor for the latest generation of smart electrical systems. With integrated OvrC Pro, CORE will be the foundation for monitoring and managing the LAN network, allowing access to all IP devices in the system, including third-party products, with both local and remote connections. These features, along with diagnostic data, simplify remote support control, eliminating unnecessary service calls, and enabling you to streamline system management from the mobile app.

The new updated multi-core processors allow CORE 5 to run OS 3 faster and more efficiently.

• Seven audio outputs, one HDMI, three stereo analog, and three coaxial digital, distribute up to seven high-resolution audio streams simultaneously from native streaming services, AirPlay-enabled devices, and local music libraries

• Integrated high-resolution Ryff audio server, with native support for the most popular streaming services including Qobuz, TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, TuneIn, and others

• Sleek 4K on-screen interactive menu for easy access to entertainment sources, device control, scene selection, comfort settings, surveillance monitoring, and more

• The 1U fanless design features a heat sink chassis and an integrated power supply for simple, quiet, and reliable installation

• Integrated Zigbee and Zwave* radios with external antennas simplify installation while offering reduced bandwidth and reliable communication for other smart/connected devices

• Two USB ports allow connection to external hard drives for easy access to music content or the use of a WI-FI dongle

• The Active 4Sight subscription enables remote access with the Control4 app, Intercom Anywhere, Notifications, integration with Alexa and Google voice assistants, When>>Then access, and automatic cloud backups

• Integrated communication server for intercom/video intercom between Control4 touchscreens, Chime doorbells, and external stations

• Integrated OvrC Pro for advanced remote management and monitoring, device and network configurations, and simplified troubleshooting solutions, including the OvrC Connect app for customers

MiVal Impianti creates home automation systems as a Certified Control4 Dealer to meet the most sought-after stylistic and design needs. Contact us to attend a personalized demo at our office or showroom.