McIntosh’S MX122 A/V processor – available this month from Jordan Acoustics – has received Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification.
SDDP is software that is built into a manufacturer’s product to make integration with a Control4 home automation system simple. By incorporating SDDP into the MX122 A/V Processor, installation complexity, configuration time and costs are said to be reduced, whilst alleviating potential incompatibility with other devices within the home.
Priced at £6,995, the MX122 supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, and is fully compatible with 4K Ultra HD video sources and can upscale lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD.
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, users should 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.
“We’re excited to add Control4’s SDDP Certification to what is an already user-friendly and fully-featured product,” enthuses McIntosh president and 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.”
“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,” adds 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.”