Control4 CORE 1 Controller (C4-CORE1)

Built to be installed behind televisions throughout the home, CORE 1 enables entertainment and automation experiences in every room.

CORE 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. CORE 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, Apple Watch, Roku, AVRs, and other network-connected devices, as well as secure, wireless Zigbee control for remotes, lights, thermostats, smart locks, and more.

For entertainment, CORE 1 also includes a built-in high-resolution audio server that allows customers to listen to their own music library or stream from a variety of leading music services or from their AirPlay-enabled devices using Control4 ShairBridge technology.

OvrC Pro remote management is built-in, giving you access to the entire network of IP devices, including third-party products. OvrC delivers enhanced troubleshooting capabilities and diagnostic data that makes remote support easy, eliminating unnecessary truck rolls and enabling you to streamline your business and tackle more jobs – all from the OvrC web or mobile app.

New DACs (digital audio converters) and additional audio outputs put the Control4 series of CORE Controllers at the center of our high-resolution audio platform: Ryff. And with OvrC Pro built-in, CORE will be the foundation for networking monitoring and management, remote connections and troubleshooting. This unique feature lets you improve customer service, streamline your business, and have more control.



The controller is the brain of your smart home. It manages your home automation system, allowing the electronic devices in your home to work together—from lighting and security, to music and video, and pretty much anything else in between. No matter the size of your home, whether you’re automating a single room or a sprawling mansion, Control4 controllers are capable of powering your entire home automation system.

  • New, updated multi-core processors allow CORE to run OS 3 faster and more efficiently, with power to spare for future features and capabilities
  • Includes four IR and two serial outputs for device control, plus a digital audio output for streaming music, and an HDMI output to provide an interactive 4K on-screen display and second audio zone
  • Ryff high-resolution audio server built-in, with native support for popular streaming services including Qobuz, TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, TuneIn, and more
  • Elegant 4K on-screen interactive menu for easy access to entertainment sources, device control, scene selection, comfort settings, surveillance monitoring, and more
  • Fan-less design features a heat-sink chassis and integrated power supply, for a simple, silent, and reliable installation
  • 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 local network
  • Elegant, low-profile design for flexible, simple installation inside a standard wall box, or mounted to the back of a TV, on the wall with an optional mounting bracket
  • USB port enables connection to external hard drives for easy access to music content, or use of a WI-FI dongle
  • Registration to enables access and control from multiple mobile devices through the Control4 App for Android and iOS – including Apple Watch – while connected to the local network
  • Active 4Sight subscription enables remote access with the Control4 App, Intercom Anywhere, Notifications, integration with Alexa and Google voice assistants, When>>Then access, and automatic cloud backups
  • Communication server built-in for audio/video intercom between Control4 touchscreens, Chime Video Door Bells and door stations
  • OvrC Pro built in for advanced remote management and monitoring, device and network configurations, and simplified troubleshooting solutions including the OvrC Connect app for customers

Embedded servicesControl4 appSupports up to 50 iOS and Android devices
OvrC HubBuilt-in OvrC Pro functionality
Music ServicesPandora, Napster, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM,
SOUNDMACHINE, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music,, Qobuz
Apple SupportAirplay-enabled devices
Inputs/Outputs - AVVideo Out1 video out—HDMI
HDMI 2.0a output; 4K @ 60Hz
Audio Out2 audio out - HDMI, and Digital Coax (output volume control only)
Audio PlaybackAAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis,
Audio ResolutionUp to 192 kHz / 24 bit
Inputs/Outputs - NetworkEthernet10/100/1000BaseT compatible (required for controller setup)
1 Ethernet/POE+ in port, 1 Ethernet out port
WiFiAccessory only via USB
WiFi SecurityWPA/WPA2
WiFi AntenaAccessory only via USB
Zigbee Pro802.15.4
Zigbee AntennaExternal reverse SMA connector
USB Port1 USB 3.0 port
Inputs/Outputs - ControlIR out4 IR out - 5V 27ma max output
IR capture1 IR receiver—front; 20-60 kHz
Audio Out2 audio out - HDMI, and Digital Coax (output volume control only)
Serial out2 serial out (shared with IR out 1 and 2)
PowerPower requirements100-240VAC, 60/50Hz, POE+
Power consumptionMax: 18W, 61 BTUs/hour, Idle: 12W, 41 BTUs/hour
OtherOperating temperature32 - 104 F (0 - 40 C)
Storage temperature4 - 158 F (-20 - 70 C)
Fan dB levelNo fan
Dimensions (H x W x D)2.87” (73mm) x 5.55” (141mm) x 8.5” (216mm)
Weight2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)
Other - Mechanical and HardwareFront Panel LEDsStatus LEDs (listed left to right): music streaming, warning, link,
ID ButtonIncludes LED that mimics the power LED on the front panel
RAM2GB Minimum
Flash Disk16GB eMMC
SecuritySecure Boot
AccessoriesWall-Mount BracketC4-CORE1-WM
Rack-Mount KitC4-CORE1-RMK
3.5mm to DB9 Serial CableC4-CBL3.5-DB9
Remote for OnScreen MenuC4-SR260-B
4Sight Subscription (1 Year)C4-4Sight-E