McIntosh MX160 A/V Processor Receives Control4 SDDP Certification

15th July 2017

McIntosh has announced that the MX160 A/V Processor has received Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Certification

You know, I was about to jump around the room and wave my arms in the air and shout for joy at this news when I realized that…I hadn’t a clue what SDDP actually was. So I found out. That’s ok, it’s what I do.

SDDP – apparently – 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 MX160 A/V Processor, installation complexity, configuration time and costs are reduced. It also helps alleviate potential incompatibility with other devices within home.

So, now you can party.

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The MX160 A/V Processor is fully compatible with native 4K Ultra HD video sources and can upscale lower resolutions to 4K Ultra HD. In addition, it supports object-based 3D audio technologies such as Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It also features room correction technology.

If you really just have to know, here’s a bit more about Control4. It’s a smart home automation solution offering personalized control of virtually any device in a home or business. Control4 certified custom integrators work with home and business owners to deliver, and I quote, “…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.” Got that?

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To implement Control4 SDDP in the MX160, the MX160 must be using firmware version 2.0.14 and above. Authorized McIntosh dealers can assist you with the update process.

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