Designed for an exceptional family room entertainment experience, the Control4 EA-1 Entertainment and Automation Controller is more than automation for just the gear around your TV; it is the ideal smart home starter system with entertainment built in. The EA-1 is perfect for controlling all your entertainment devices in one room, along with your thermostat, door locks, and Smart Lighting.
The EA-1 delivers a beautiful, intuitive, and responsive on-screen user interface with the ability to create and enhance the entertainment experience for any TV in the house. The EA-1 can orchestrate a wide range of entertainment devices including Blu-ray players, satellite or cable boxes, game consoles, TVs, 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 lights, thermostats, smart locks, and more.
For entertainment, the EA-1 also includes a built-in music server that allows you to listen to your own music library or stream from a variety of leading music services or from your AirPlay-enabled devices using Control4 ShairBridge technology.
- Advanced multi-core processor delivers the speed and performance required for instantaneous, interactive on-screen control and access to lighting, security, music, and video solutions.
- Elegant, low-profile design for flexible, simple installation. Available mounting bracket allows easy mounting to the back of a TV, on the wall, or to a standard wall box.
- Incredibly fast, intuitive control from your tablet, smartphone, touch screen, remote, or TV on-screen Navigator.
- Elegant on-screen experience for easy access to entertainment and the entire home.
- Integrated music server with native support for popular streaming services, including Deezer, Pandora, Rhapsody, TIDAL, TuneIn, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, and iHeartRadio.
- External Wireless-N and ZigBee antennas simplify installation while delivering high-performance network connectivity.
- USB port enables connection to external hard drives for easy access to local music content.
- Control4 app enables in-home control from multiple iOS and Android mobile devices. Connect to your home remotely with an optional 4Sight subscription.
Control4 Controller Comparison
2 - shared w/IR
2 - shared w/IR
3 - shared w/IR
4 - shared w/IR
Number of built-in audio streams
1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI
1 x analog
1 x digital
1 x HDMI
2 x analog
2 x digital
1 x HDMI
Ethernet (1 Gbps)
Secondary controller support
|Control4 app||Supports up to 50 devices|
|Music services||Pandora®, Napster®, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, and iHeartRadio|
|ShairBridge||Up to 20 instances of the driver in the project 1 concurrent stream|
|Video out||1 video out—HDMI|
|Video||HDMI 1.4 output; HD 1080p, 50-60 Hz|
|Audio out||1 audio out—HDMI|
|Audio playback formats||AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA|
|High-resolution audio playback||Up to 192 kHz / 24 bit|
|Ethernet||10/100/1000BaseT compatible (required for controller setup)|
|WiFi||Wireless-N (2.4 GHz, 802.11n/g/b)|
|WiFi antenna||External reverse SMA connector|
|ZigBee antenna||External reverse SMA connector|
|USB port||1 USB 2.0 port—500mA|
|IR out||4 IR out—5V 27mA max output, 1 IR blaster—front|
|IR capture||1 IR receiver—front; 20-60 kHz|
|Serial out||2 serial out (shared with IR out 1 and 2)|
|Power requirements||100-240VAC, 60/50 Hz|
|Power consumption||Max: 18W, 61 BTUs/hour Idle: 12W, 41 BTUs/hour|
|Operating temperature||32˚ ~ 104˚F (0˚ ~ 40˚C)|
|Storage temperature||4˚ ~ 158˚F (-20˚ ~ 70˚C)|
|Fan dB level||Max: 35 dB|
|Dimensions (H × W × D)||1.13" (29 mm) × 7.5" (191 mm) × 5.0" (127 mm)|
|Weight||1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)|
|Shipping weight||2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)|
|Accessories (Not Included)|
|Rack-Mount Kit||C4-EA1RMK1, C4-EA1RMK2|
|3.5 mm to DB9 Serial Cable||C4-CBL3.5-DB9B|
|SR-260 System Remote Control||C4-SR260-B|
|4Sight Subscription (1 Year)||C4-4Sight-E|