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.”
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.