When dealing with technologies, it can sometimes feel like a game of pick two of these three traits - fast, cheap, or good. The fast and cheap is never good, the good and cheap is never fast, and the fast and good is never cheap.
But don't bother telling that to Control4, they wouldn't believe you anyways.
Launched at ISE 2018, the $350 CA-1 controller has all the best traits of a competent automation controller with the assurance of quality only Control4 can offer. Stuffed with familiar I/O such as WiFi, Zigbee, Ethernet, and serial control - just like the flagship EA line - Control4 has upped the ante with an optional Z-Wave module. It even features Power-over-Ethernet so it can be incorporated into almost any build.