Control4R Compatibility Comes to Russound’s Latest Controller/Amps, Streamers, and Streaming Audio Player

NEWMARKET, NH, March 7, 2017 – Whole-house audio market innovator Russound, now features Control4® integration with several recently introduced and legacy models.

Specifically, Control4 drivers are now available for five Russound models, including the company’s first 70v/100v model, the XZone70V Streaming Audio Amplifier, which is a high resolution digital media streaming audio source that incorporates the company’s XStream technology to enable streaming audio content from the cloud, a local network, or AirPlay™-enabled devices, all from a single component.

In addition, Control4 drivers are available for Russound’s two MCA-series controller/amplifiers (MCA-66 and MCA-88), the MCA-88x controller/amplifier streamer, and the XZone 4 four-stream/four-zone audio system.

“Russound strives to design audio products that play well with others, especially market leaders like Control4,” said Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound. “Control4 compatibility is a necessary point of entry in an increasing number of projects of any size, especially large-scale installations. Our customers can install our latest models with the comfort of knowing that they integrate with the most popular control systems in the custom channel.”

“Russound has a long-standing reputation of providing quality audio products. Now, by implementing Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and passing the driver certification requirements, Russound is also a Connects with Control4 Certified partner. Control4 dealers that use these Russound products and corresponding Certified drivers, will have faster installations with complete and seamless control. We are honored that Russound has expanded its presence in Control4’s ecosystem of nearly 10,000 compatible devices,” said Noel Gouff, Sr. Director of Business Development for Control4.

Control4 is a leading global provider of smart home automation solutions, offering personalized control of virtually any device in a home or business. Founded in 2003, the company mission is to deliver an elegant and more affordable way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security and energy in a single room or throughout the entire home.

Today, Control4 certified custom integrators work with home and business owners to deliver the transformative benefits of the smart and connected home: convenience, peace of mind and an efficient environment that’s comfortable and safe.

Added Porritt: “It’s up to us to arm our dealers with systems that will satisfy their clients, and Control4 compatibility is an important part of the equation.”