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Star City Hotel and Casino Adds the Control4 hospitality Solution to Suites, Penthouses and Private Gaming Areas
Offering high rollers a luxury experience, Control4 simplifies control of everything from private karaoke machines to video-on demand.

Salt Lake City, UT – September 16, 2011 – Control4 Corporation, a leader in IP-based home and hospitality control systems, brings standards-based automation and energy management to the guestroom experience at Star City Hotel & Casino located on Sydney Harbour in Australia.

Star City operates 200 gaming tables and includes a 480-room hotel, a 2000-seat theater, six restaurants and eight bars. It’s about the size of seven football fields and is a key part of the city’s vibrant Darling Harbour precinct. Star City hired Suite Control, a custom installation firm dedicated to bringing IP-based automation and control to homes, businesses and hotels, to integrate the Control4® Hospitality solution with on-screen control of the television, IBAHN Video-on-Demand system, lighting and temperature into 176 new luxury suites.

In the new guest suites, the system includes in-room control via a Control4 SC200 and H150 remote, with Philips Dynalite lighting control system, a Control4 wireless thermostat, Samsung LED 3D TV, Bose Cinemate music system, room signage by Access Industries and guest connectivity via Guestlink Powerwave. Star City has built new Signature Penthouses on Level 12 that add bathroom TVs with Control4 on-screen control and luxury media rooms complete with advanced Karaoke consoles, controlled via Control4 touch screens. Star City has outdone itself in redefining the guest experience at its resort which includes the only casino in New South Wales. The Casino has added seven new high-end VIP gaming areas each equipped with an Control4 SC200, Control4 7” Touch screen, Control4 iPod dock, Samsung LED TVs and the iBAHN Video-On Demand system.

Leaving nothing to chance, Suite Control has programmed efficiency into the comfort of the guest experience. The suites all feature a button labeled "Leaving Room" by the entry door that automatically places the suite in an energy saving mode: In a single touch, it closes blinds, turns off lights and dials back air conditioners for energy savings. Should a guest not press this on their way out the room, the system will sense no occupancy after 30-minutes and activate the button automatically. Upon guest return the room will greet them by opening curtains, turning on the lights and displaying a welcome message. “Door Ajar” and “Privacy” notification pops up on the TV to assist guests in knowing their safety and privacy needs are met.

"This project really highlights the range of functions and flexibility that the Control4 hospitality solution brings to hotel properties,” stated Paul Williams, Vice President of Hospitality for Control4. “Star City and Suite Control did a fantastic job of prioritizing the needs of casino guests and designing a system that gave these high rollers the same experience wherever they go in the resort. Enhancing the guest experience, that’s our mission.”

With customer stays ranging from a night to indefinitely, Star City added a video tutorial to quickly familiarize guests with the advanced room features and assist them in using all the available functionality. This will all be available by selecting a “Help” tab via the iBahn integrated interface

The new luxury suites at Star City Hotel & Casino are scheduled to open later this year. For more information for more information about Suite Control visit or contact George Nikols at

About Control4
Control4 is a global leader in providing hospitality in-room automation technology, which enhances the guest experience. With more than 8,000 hotel rooms deployed and another 600 rooms set to open with Control4 in 2011, Control4 continues to set the standard for the in-room guest experience.

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 1,900 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

About Suite Control
Established in 2009, Suite Control is fast becoming one of Australasia’s leading Control4 Technology and Electronics Solution provider. Born out of a collaboration between Hall & Hedderman Electrical and Sound Concept Group, the company has designed and completed automation and integration projects on a vast number of Hospitality Installations focusing on energy management and resource utilisation as well as many Award Winning Residential and Commercial projects.

With a team of over 40 talented individuals and a focus on streamlined integration, Suite Control draws on the wide range of experience across all market segments. From initial concept design through to installation, the company provides intelligent and affordable control solutions that can meet the needs of any project.

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