Control4 EA-1 Controller (C4-EA1)

Designed for an exceptional family room entertainment experience, the Control4 EA-1 Entertainment and Automation Controller is more than automation for just the gear around your TV; it is the ideal smart home starter system with entertainment built in. The EA-1 is perfect for controlling all your entertainment devices in one room, along with your thermostat, door locks, and Smart Lighting.

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 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.

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.



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.

  • Certified HDMI with audio and video capability delivers reliable connectivity to today’s televisions and receivers.
  • Control4 App license enables in-home control from iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as PCs. A 4Sight subscription enables remote access and control from virtually anywhere.
  • Instantaneous, intuitive control from a touch screen, remote, or TV on-screen navigator.
  • Next-generation core and ZigBee processors deliver a new level of speed and performance.

Model number
Entertainment and Automation Controller,
1 Zone
Entertainment and Automation Controller,
1 Zone, V2
Entertainment and Automation Controller,
1 Zone, V2, Int'l
Embedded services
Control4 appSupports up to 50 devices
Music servicesPandora®, Napster®, Spotify Connect, TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer,
SiriusXM, SOUNDMACHINE, and iHeartRadio
ShairBridgeUp to 20 instances of the driver in the project
1 concurrent stream
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
Ethernet10/100/1000BaseT compatible (required for controller setup)
WiFiWireless-N (2.4 GHz, 802.11n/g/b)
WiFi securityWPA/WPA2
WiFi antennaExternal reverse SMA connector
Zigbee Pro802.15.4
Zigbee antennaExternal reverse SMA connector
USB port1 USB 2.0 port—500mA
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 requirements100-240VAC, 60/50 Hz
Power consumptionMax: 18W, 61 BTUs/hour
Idle: 12W, 41 BTUs/hour
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)
Wall-Mount BracketC4-WMEA1
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