Samsung Adds Control4 SDDP To 2017 4K UHDTVs, UHD Blu-ray Player
With IFA underway in Berlin and CEDIA right around the corner next week, Samsung revealed Thursday that it is incorporating Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software into certain TV and video source devices to simplify integration with Control4 automation control systems.
Samsung said Control4 integration will include certified driver support for the entire 2017 4K UHD TV lineup and Samsung’s new UBD-M9700 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, which will make its debut at CEDIA 2017 in San Diego, Sept. 7-9.
Samsung said the inclusion of technologies like Control4 “is integral to Samsung’s position in the connected home and aligns an impressive home entertainment product line with the interests of smart homeowners.”
Read more on Samsung’s implementation of Control4 interoperable control technologies after the jump:
Samsung said Control4 Certified drivers produce fast response times with little to no lag and full access to the Samsung Smart Hub Command List.
“Customers no longer need a separate digital media device for access to leading streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. Additionally, SDDP makes it simple for installers to add devices to Control4 projects by automatically identifying and downloading the latest Control4 Certified driver,” Samsung’s announcement explained.
Samsung said an over-the-network firmware update to activate Control4 capability on 2017 televisions is forthcoming for its: QLED, MU, The Frame series televisions and UBD-M9700 Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
“At Samsung, we are proud to deliver the very best in total home solutions ensuring consumers enjoy superior quality in both picture and sound. This includes offering many different options for consumers to set up and control their Samsung TVs,” stated Brandt Varner, Vice President of TV Product Marketing for Samsung Electronics America. “Now that our entire 4K UHD TV lineup and new Blu-ray Player support IP control, we’re addressing the fast-growing custom installer market and consumer appetite for smart home solutions.”
Control4 home automation systems are designed to automatically find, identify, authenticate, add and connect an SDDP-enabled device instantly during the initial installation. The process is said to reduce the complexity and configuration time for installers as well as reduce the risk of potential incompatibility issues with other devices.
The addition of SDDP and Control4 Certified drivers, should make the selection of Samsung TVs by integrators and clients easier when designing new smart home projects, Samsung said.
“Control4 has long been dedicated to providing integrators and customers with the flexibility to include the very best consumer electronics—like those offered by Samsung—into a Control4 smart home,” said Jeff Dungan, Sr. Vice President of Business Development for Control4.
“This is a result of a collaborative effort between two industry leaders,” said Giulio Ambrosi, Vice President of CE Product Strategy for Samsung.
By Greg Tarr
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