McIntosh MX122 A/V Processor Receives Control4® SDDP Certification. Now even easier to integrate the MX122 into connected homes
McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is happy to announce the MX122 A/V Processor has received Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification.
The MX122 A/V Processor combines the best-in-class audio performance of the legendary McIntosh Reference System with the latest in home theater technology. It is fully compatible with 4K Ultra HD video sources and can upscale lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD for the best possible picture quality. It offers full support for leading object-based 3D audio technologies Dolby® Atmos, DTS:X™ and Auro-3D®. All of this plus streaming audio capabilities allow it to serve as the center of an advanced home theater system for years to come.
SDDP is software that is built into a manufacturer’s product to make integration with a Control4 home automation system simple and seamless. By incorporating SDDP into the MX122 A/V Processor, installation complexity, configuration time and costs are reduced. It also helps alleviate potential incompatibility with other devices within home.
“We’re excited to add Control4’s SDDP Certification to what is an already user friendly and fully-featured product,” said McIntosh President & CEO Charlie Randall. “By implementing SDDP coupled with the value of certification, the MX122 can be effortlessly integrated into Control4 automation systems to further enhance the user experience.”
Founded in 2003, Control4 is a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions offering personalized control of virtually any device in a home or business. Control4 certified custom integrators work with home and business owners to deliver smart solutions that provide convenience, peace of mind and customized control over lighting, music, video, security and energy in a single room or throughout an entire home.
“McIntosh’s long-standing reputation of providing top quality audio products coupled with Control4 SDDP Certification offers dealers and customers faster installation times and more seamless control of their home automation and entertainment systems,” said Noel Gouff, Director of Business Development at Control4. “We’re excited to welcome McIntosh to our ecosystem of over 10,000 third-party consumer electronics products.” Visit Control4.com to learn more about SDDP certification and all of the Control4 smart home solutions available.
All MX122s that installed the November 2016 firmware update that added DTS:X support are compatible with Control4 SDDP. For any units that have not installed the November 2016 update, go to the following menu to update the firmware for DTS:X and Control4 SDDP compatibility: Setup > General > Firmware > Update > Check for Update > Update > Update Start. The update process, electrical supply and internet connection should not be interrupted during the firmware installation.
Founded in 1949, McIntosh Laboratory is known for offering distinguished quality audio products, superior customer service and the ultimate experience in music and film. All McIntosh products are handcrafted at the Binghamton, NY factory by over 150 employees with a passion for music and the McIntosh heritage. McIntosh continues to define the ultimate home entertainment experience for discriminating consumers around the world, with the iconic “McIntosh Blue” Watt Meters globally recognized as a symbol of quality audio. Since its inception, McIntosh has been powering some of the most important moments in music history and pop culture. From President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration speech to Woodstock to the infamous Grateful Dead “Wall of Sound,” McIntosh has not only witnessed history, it has shaped it. With McIntosh, customers have the ability to create their own premium audio experience – and truly live their music. Visit www.mcintoshlabs.com to learn more.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 10,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 91 countries. Leveraging a distribution channel that includes over 5,700 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, our Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.