Explore the new Control4 CORE Controller Series

The newly available CORE 1, CORE 3, and CORE 5 Controllers feature updated multicore processors that run the Control4 OS faster and more efficiently, with power to spare for the new features and functionality currently in development. By pairing those processors with a 4K HDMI output, CORE delivers the speed and performance needed for a beautiful, interactive on-screen menu for instantaneous access to video, music, lighting, comfort, and security solutions. The CORE models continue the brand’s high-resolution audio tradition with new, higher-quality DACs and more independent zones of streaming audio than the EA Controllers they replaced.


New Features Across the Board

  • New, updated multi-core processors allow CORE 1, CORE 3 & CORE 5 to run OS 3 faster and more efficiently, with power to spare for new features and functionality currently in development

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

  • Communication server built-in for audio/video intercom between Control4 touchscreens, Chime Video Door Bells and door stations

  • USB port enables connection to external hard drives for easy access to music content, or use of a WI-FI dongle

  • Ryff high-resolution audio server built-in, with native support for popular streaming services including Qobuz, TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, TuneIn, and more

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


Designed to fit discreetly behind any television, CORE 1 enables entertainment and intelligent automation experiences in every area, whether residential, commercial, or retail. CORE 1 delivers a beautiful, intuitive, and responsive 4K on-screen user interface with the ability to create and enhance the entertainment experience for any TV in the building. CORE 1 can orchestrate a wide range of entertainment devices including Blu-ray players, satellite or cable boxes, game consoles, and virtually any product with infrared (IR) or serial (RS-232) control. It also features IP control for TVs, Apple TV, Roku, AVRs, and other network-connected devices, as well as secure, wireless Zigbee control for remotes, lights, thermostats, smart locks, and more.


For entertainment, CORE 1 provides higher quality audio and a second independent zone – one digital audio output, and an HDMI output. The pair of simultaneous audio streams are provided by Ryff, the built-in high-resolution audio server, allowing customers to listen to their local music library, or stream from a variety of leading music services, and AirPlay-enabled devices. With OvrC Pro built in, CORE will be the foundation for networking monitoring and management, giving you access to the entire network of IP devices -- including third-party products -- for remote connections, device and network configurations, and troubleshooting. Those features, paired with diagnostic data, make remote support easy, eliminating unnecessary service calls, which enables you to streamline your business and tackle more jobs, all from the OvrC web or mobile app.



CORE 3 is the perfect fusion of multi-room, high resolution audio and intelligent automation processing for mid-size projects, whether residential, commercial or retail. Powered by a next-generation multi-core processor, CORE 3 delivers a new level of speed and performance for instantaneous, interactive control to all the systems on the job, and a beautiful, interactive 4K on-screen menu. For entertainment, CORE 3 includes new, higher quality DACs (digital to analog converters) to power two analog audio outputs, one digital audio output, and an HDMI output. Simultaneous, independent audio streams are provided for each output by Ryff, the built-in high-resolution audio server, allowing customers to listen to their local music library, or stream from a variety of leading music services, and AirPlay-enabled devices.


CORE 3 includes a variety of I/O to automate audio and video, lighting, climate control, door locks, and other devices controlled by IP, infrared (IR), serial, ZigBee and Zwave*. The versatility of the CORE 3 makes it an easy-add at the head end with the included rack mount ears, or a powerful remote-location addition with the option of AC or PoE+ for power, and an Ethernet output to provide network connection to another device. With OvrC Pro built in, CORE will be the foundation for networking monitoring and management, giving you access to the entire network of IP devices - including third-party products - for remote connections, device and network configurations, and troubleshooting. Those features, paired with diagnostic data, make remote support easy, eliminating unnecessary service calls, which enables you to streamline your business and tackle more jobs – all from the OvrC web or mobile app.


CORE 5 delivers the ultimate experience for intelligent automation deployments, whether residential or 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 interior and exterior lighting and color scenes, vital security and communications systems, and climate controls for multiple zones.Powered by a next-generation multi-core processor, CORE 5 delivers a new level of speed and performance for instantaneous, interactive control to all the systems on the job, and a beautiful, interactive 4K on-screen menu.


For entertainment, CORE 5 includes new, higher quality DACs (digital to analog converters) with audiophile-grade signal-to-noise ratio of 118dB, and powerful new DSPs that provide ultra-fine controls for a fully customizable 6-band equalizer with graphical display. Each of the audio outputs - three digital audio outputs, three analog audio outputs, and an HDMI output - can be independently streamed simultaneously by Ryff, the built-in high-resolution audio server, allowing customers 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*, and plentiful I/O including IP, infrared (IR), and serial to control and automate distributed audio and video systems, lighting systems with color and temperature controls, climate control, security and surveillance systems and their sensors, audio/video intercom systems, and more. The sleek fan-less design, heat-sink chassis, rack-mount form factor, and top-of-the-line components make the CORE 5 the ultimate foundation to power any next-gen intelligent deployment. With OvrC Pro built in, CORE will be the foundation for networking monitoring and management, giving you access to the entire network of IP devices - including third-party products - for remote connections, device and network configurations, and troubleshooting. Those features, paired with diagnostic data, make remote support easy, eliminating unnecessary service calls, which will enable you to streamline your business and tackle more jobs – all from the OvrC web or mobile app.



The new CORE 1, 3, & 5 are sure to be a great upgrade to any 'Smart Home' and bring together the whole house seamlessly. As always, Automated Entertainment Inc. is here to help you and your residential or commercial needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the new Control4 Core's or any of the Control4 Residential or Commercial Solutions.