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Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances get smart and make meals more delicious with Control4

Industry's first Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module bring energy savings, actionable alerts and appliance diagnostics to today's kitchen.

MADISON, Wis. (April 17, 2012) – To innovate the consumer culinary experience, Sub-Zero, Inc., and Wolf Appliance, Inc., the industry leaders in premium refrigeration and cooking equipment, announce the global availability of the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, engineered by Card Access to integrate into Control4® wireless home control systems.

"Incorporating technology within our products reinforces our commitment to improving our customers' ownership experience," said Michele Bedard, vice president of marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf. "Our non-exclusive relationship with Control4 allows us to meet modern consumers' desire for products that add convenience to their everyday routine and appliances with home automation technology deliver on that promise."

The Smart Appliance App builds on the premise that today's consumers are looking for solutions that enhance their lifestyle, and every busy home chef knows having an alert system that allows meals to be monitored from anywhere in the home is just that. The system's functions include notifications of pre-heat and timer completion, current oven temperature, and knowing when meals are finished cooking based on the internal temperature probe's reading.

System alerts can notify homeowners when the refrigerator door has been left open, helping to prevent temperature variances that lead to food spoilage. The app can also maximize energy efficiency by lowering the refrigerator's power consumption at different times of day. Specific lifestyle needs and preferences such as increasing ice production prior to entertaining, saving energy in vacation mode and choosing the Sabbath mode for religious observances can also be met by the software. An additional benefit of the technology is an enhanced service experience. General service requests can be sent directly to Wolf and Sub-Zero's certified service professionals through the Control4 system, leading to quicker diagnosis and resolution of problems.

"Today's mobile devices are aiding mainstream adoption of connected home technology," said Susan Cashen, senior vice president of marketing for Control4. "Consumers want to be able to monitor and control everything in their home anywhere, at any time. With Control4 and the new Smart Appliance App and Smart Appliance Module, homeowners can effortlessly manage their Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances."

All new Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator models and Wolf E series wall ovens are manufactured to accommodate the aftermarket installation of the new Smart Appliance module. Existing built-in and E series models must be outfitted with the module after receiving an update from a Sub-Zero and Wolf factory-certified service technician. The Smart Appliance Module is engineered by Card Access to enhance functionality of select Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances when integrated with a Control4 system. For more information about Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances compatible with Control4, please visit subzero-wolf.com/smartkitchen or visit an official Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom near you. Find a complete listing at subzero-wolf.com/locator. The Smart Appliance App is downloadable for free from Control4's 4Store at 4store.com. The Smart Appliance Module is available through Control4's dealer network; please visit control4.com for more information.

About Control4
Control4, a leading provider of the operating system for the smart home, delivers intelligent control over consumer electronics products, appliances and networking systems through an easy-to-use and intuitive software interface. Founded in 2003, the company delivers affordable automation of lighting, music, video, thermostat, security, and energy management systems through more than 2,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 70 countries. With the most intelligent, open and affordable control solution on the market, Control4 is the platform of choice for major consumer electronics companies, residential homes, hotels, businesses and utilities that require an intelligent, open and affordable control solution. For more information, visit control4.com. Please contact Caster Communications 401-792-7080 Kimberly Lancaster klancaster@castercomm.com.

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