Control4 EA-1 POE Entertainment and Automation Controller Version 2

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The Control4 EA-1 PoE controller is designed to be installed behind televisions throughout the home, enabling entertainment and automation experiences in every room.

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 remotes, 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.

 

Features:

  • Compact size can be easily installed behind televisions using the included wall-mount bracket.
  • Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE+) offers single-cable installation for power and network and saves you time, space, and money.
  • PoE+ enables remote reboot through Pakedge Ethernet switches and BakPak
  • Integrated 2-port Ethernet switch connects the EA-1 PoE and television to the home network without the need to pull an additional network cable or install an Ethernet switch
  • Includes the I/O you need to control entertainment equipment, including four IR and two serial outputs, plus HDMI for on-screen display and streaming music
  • Advanced multi-core processor delivers the speed and performance needed for instantaneous, interactive on-screen control and access to lighting, security, music, and video solutions
  • Elegant, low-profile design for flexible, simple installation with an included mounting bracket that allows easy mounting to the back of a TV, on the wall, or to a standard wall box
  • Integrated music server with native support for popular streaming services, including Deezer, Pandora, Rhapsody, TIDAL, TuneIn, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, and iHeartRadio
  • USB port enables connection to external hard drives for easy access to local music content

 

Control4 Controller Comparison

 

 

EA-1-V2

EA-1-POE-V2

EA-3-V2

EA-5-V2


IR Ports

4

4

6

8


RS-232

2 - shared w/IR

2 - shared w/IR

3 - shared w/IR

4 - shared w/IR


Contacts/Relays

0

0

1/1

4/4


Number of built-in audio streams

1

1

3

5


Audio Outputs

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)

1

2

2

5


WiFi

2.4GHz

-

Accessory USB

Accessory USB


PoE/PoE+

-

PoE

PoE+

-


Wall Mount

Optional

Included

Optional

-


Rack Mount

Optional

Optional

Optional

Pre-Installed


Secondary controller support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Minimum OS

2.10.2+

2.10.2+

2.10.2+

2.10.2+

General
Model numberC4-EA1-POE-V2
Embedded services
Control4 appSupports up to 50 devices
Music servicesPandora®, Napster®, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, and iHeartRadio
ShairBridgeUp to 20 instances of the driver in the project 1 concurrent stream
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Video out1 video out—HDMI
VideoHDMI 1.4 output; HD 1080p, 50-60 Hz
Audio out1 audio out—HDMI
Audio playback formatsAAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA
High-resolution audio playbackUp to 192 kHz / 24 bit
Network
Ethernet10/100/1000BaseT compatible (required for controller setup)
1 Ethernet/PoE+ in port, 1 Ethernet out port
PoE+1 Ethernet/PoE+ in port
WiFi securityWPA/WPA2
ZigBee Pro802.15.4
ZigBee antennaExternal reverse SMA connector
USB port1 USB 2.0 port—500mA
Control
IR out4 IR out—5V 27mA max output, 1 IR blaster—front
IR capture1 IR receiver—front; 20-60 kHz
Serial out2 serial out (shared with IR out 1 and 2)
Power
Power requirementsPoE+
Power consumptionMax: 18W, 61 BTUs/hour Idle: 12W, 41 BTUs/hour
Other
Operating temperature32˚ ~ 104˚F (0˚ ~ 40˚C)
Storage temperature4˚ ~ 158˚F (-20˚ ~ 70˚C)
Fan dB levelMax: 35 dB
Dimensions (H × W × D)1.13" (29 mm) × 7.5" (191 mm) × 5.0" (127 mm)
Weight1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
Shipping weight2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Accessories (Not Included)
Wall-Mount BracketC4-WMEA1 (included with the EA-1 PoE)
Rack-Mount KitC4-EA1RMK1, C4-EA1RMK2
3.5 mm to DB9 Serial CableC4-CBL3.5-DB9B
SR-260 System Remote ControlC4-SR260-B
4Sight Subscription (1 Year)C4-4Sight-E

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