TWO-WAY CONTROL DRIVERS FOR RUSSOUND’S POPULAR MBX-AMP
AND MBX-PRE WI-FI AUDIO STREAMERS RELEASED FOR KEY DIGITAL’S
COMPASS CONTROL PROFESSIONAL LINE
Newmarket, NH – September 12th, 2019 – In another boost to its compatibility with thirdparty control systems, Russound announced today that new two-way control modules are
now available for Compass Control Professional dealers to use to integrate Russound’s
MBX-Series of audio streamers into any Compass Control Installation.
With its openly available API, known as RIO for Russound Input Output, Russound’s
network connected devices can be easily accessed and controlled by any modern control
system. Russound’s CEO, Charlie Porritt explains “By keeping our API open and available
to anyone, we are continuing to fulfill our promise to our customers to offer a line of
products that always plays well with others and that can be integrated easily with any other
control systems, SmartHome ecosystems or IoT devices. Today’s dealers know that the
best way to future-proof their systems and provide their customers with the ultimate
flexibility in design and functionality is to open the project as much as possible and let
multiple brands of products work together, each excelling in its own specialized way. Our
open API and system architecture enable integrators to use Russound as their primary
audio choice and get all of the benefits…the best in streaming audio, support for hi-res,
voice control and more.”
With full two-way support, the new drivers allow Compass Control users to view and select
available media, view the full metadata and album art from any streaming source, and to
easily control the MBX-AMP or MBX-PRE with their Compass Control system.
As a Compass Alliance™ partner, Russound and Key Digital have worked for many years
at better integrating their products together, with drivers now available to Compass Control
Dealers for 10 different Russound products.
Compass Control Dealers wishing to access the new Russound MBX-Series drivers will
find the drivers available now on the Compass Control Dealer Portal.
About Key Digital®
Led by the “Father of DVD”, Mike Tsinberg, Key Digital® is an InfoComm, CEDIA, CES, and NAHB
award winning manufacturer of professional distributed video and control system equipment.
Since 1999, Key Digital has led the constantly evolving A/V industry by designing products that
deliver industry leading quality, performance, and reliability to corporate, bar & restaurant, digital
signage, education, government, and house of worship applications.
Key Digital products are designed and engineered in-house in Mount Vernon, NY. Superior
quality, ease-of-installation, and versatility are the result of strenuous research, development,
and testing. Expertise and unparalleled knowledge have created a unique hardware-software
suite solution ideal for the consultants, designers, and installation firms of the A/V industry. Key
Digital® is known to deliver best-in-class products based on quality, performance, and reliability.
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound® product
tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound, a leader in multi-room audio and home
entertainment – inside and out, offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy the
finest entertainment. With more than 40 years’ experience, Russound continues to cater to
installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest
technologies with easy-to-use control systems to give customers high-performance home
entertainment at their fingertips.
For any assistance with information from this release, please contact Nathan Lacey at
Russound, 603-292-0439, firstname.lastname@example.org