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Control4® EA-3 Entertainment and Automation Controller (C4-EA3-V2)

EA Controller

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Control4® EA-3 Entertainment and Automation Controller (C4-EA3-V2) Details

Control4® EA-3 Entertainment and Automation Controller (C4-EA3-V2)

  • Three audio outputs—one HDMI, one stereo analog, and one digital coax - distribute up to three simultaneous, high-resolution audio streams from native streaming services, AirPlay-enabled devices, and local music
  • Integrated music server with native support for popular streaming services, including Deezer, Pandora, Rhapsody, Tidal, and TuneIn.
  • Elegant on-screen experience for easy access to entertainment and the entire home
  • Low-profile design features an integrated power supply for flexible, simple installation and long-term reliability
  • PoE+ provides power and network connectivity over a single CAT5/CAT6 cable
  • Built-in two-port Ethernet switch simplifies installation by connecting an additional device to the home network
  • Included mounting bracket allows easy mounting to the back of your TV, on the wall, or to a standard wall box
  • Integrated ZigBee radio with external antennas simplify installation while delivering high-performance connectivity
  • USB port enables connection to external hard drives for easy access to music content
  • Control4 App license enables in-home control from multiple iOS - including Apple Watch - and Android mobile devices. Connect to your home remotely with an optional 4Sight subscription
  • Video/Audio Intercom for whole-home communications with Control4 touch screens and door stations

The versatile Control4 EA-3 Entertainment and Automation Controller is the perfect fusion of multi-room, high-resolution audio and smart home automation for small to mid-size homes.

Powered by a next-generation multi-core processor, the EA-3 delivers a new level of speed and performance for instantaneous, interactive on-screen access to all the systems in the home. A built-in music server with three audio outputs delivers high-resolution audio throughout the home from your local music library, popular streaming music services, and AirPlay-enabled devices using native Control4 ShairBridge technology.

The EA-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, and ZigBee. With PoE+ for power, a port for Ethernet out, and its included mounting bracket, the compact form factor of the EA-3 makes it easy to install behind any TV or projector.

Additional Information

Name Control4® EA-3 Entertainment and Automation Controller (C4-EA3-V2)
Sub Title EA Controller
Manufacturer Control 4
Manufacturer Part# C4-EA3-V2

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  • Model number:
    • Entertainment and Automation Controller, 3 Zone, V2: C4-EA3-V2

  • Embedded services:
    • Control4 App license: Included—Supports up to 50 devices
    • Streaming services: Pandora®, Napster®, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer
    • ShairBridge: Up to 20 instances of the driver in the project; 3 concurrent streams

  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • Video out: 1 video out—HDMI
    • Video: HDMI 1.4 output; HD 1080p, 50-60 Hz
    • Audio out: 3 audio out—1 HDMI, 1 stereo analog (3.5 mm), 1 digital coax
    • Audio in: 2 audio in—1 stereo analog (3.5 mm), 1 digital coax
    • 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
    • Advanced audio subsystem: Dedicated audio signal processor
    • Audio system controls (analog only): 10-band graphic equalizer, input gain, output gain, loudness, tone controls, balance
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: <-110 dBFS
    • Total harmonic distortion: 0.0015 (-96.5 dB)

  • Network:
    • Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT compatible (required for controller setup) PoE+ supported
    • Power over Ethernet: 802.3at-2009 (PoE+) / 25.5W
    • Built-in Ethernet switch: 1 Ethernet/PoE in + 1 Ethernet switch port
    • WiFi:
      • Internal Dual-Band Wireless-N (EA-3 V1) (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 802.11n/g/b)
      • Optional Dual-Band WiFi USB Adapter (EA-3 V2) (2.4 GHz, 5 Ghz, 802.11ac/b/g/n/a)
    • WiFi security: WPA/WPA2
    • WiFi antenna: External reverse SMA connector (EA-3 V1 only); optional WiFi adapter on the EA-3 V2
    • ZigBee Pro: 802.15.4
    • ZigBee antenna: External reverse SMA connector
    • USB port: 1 USB 2.0 port—500mA

  • Control:
    • IR out: 6 IR out—5V 27mA max output, 1 IR blaster—front
    • IR capture: 1 IR receiver—front; 20-60 kHz
    • Serial out: 3 serial out (shared with IR out 1- 3)
    • Relay: 1 relay—AC: 36V, 2A maximum voltage across relay; DC: 24V, 2A maximum voltage across relay

  • Power:
    • Power requirements: 100-240VAC, 60/50 Hz or PoE+
    • Power consumption:
      • Max: 25W, 85 BTUs/hour
      • Idle: 13W, 44 BTUs/hour

  • Other:
    • 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): 1.25" (31 mm) × 8.75" (221 mm) × 5.875" (149 mm)
    • Weight: 1.60 lbs (0.74 kg)
    • Shipping weight: 2.75 lbs (1.26 kg)

  • Accessories:
    • Wall-Mount Bracket: C4-WMEA3
    • Rack-Mount Kit: C4-EA3RMK1, C4-EA3RMK2
    • 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