How To | Use 3rd Party Control System Integration with Attero Tech

Learn how to use third party control systems with Attero Tech to easily integrate and manage audio systems.

Updated at June 8th, 2023


For those with programmable control devices that wish to add direct control of Attero Tech devices, the unIFY Software API document contains details of the 3rd Party UDP protocol and the commands that each device supports. This is available in the "Third Party API" folder. Click for the 3rd Party Integration Documents.


Firmware Compatibility Note


There are two control interface types available for Attero Tech Dante devices. Each interface type requires different firmware to be loaded into the device. The first type is a Dante proprietary interface(-C) which is typically used by already have built-in support for Attero Tech devices. The other firmware option enables a 3rd party UDP interface and is available to anyone to use with a device capable of forming and sending a UDP message as well as receiving and parsing the response.

Products can be ordered with either command interface to support an installation's system control requirements. To specify a specific interface, note the required product suffix as follows:


Suffix Interface Compatible Devices/Systems
900-xxxxx-yy-C Dante
Symetrix Radius DSP
900-xxxxx-yy-B Dante 
Biamp Tesira DSP
900-xxxxx-yy-U 3rd Party UDP QSC Q-SYS, Crestron, AMX, anything else


During use, the type of control interface for an active device can be identified with unIFY Control Panel application. The command interface type is shown in the selected device's popup context menu by right-clicking on the device name in the list of available device.


If for any reason the command interface of a device needs to be changed to allow for control integration in the intended system, it can be re-programmed using the "Smart Firmware Update" utility found within unIFY Control Panel v2.3.0 and newer. When applying firmware, unIFY will show the control interface options. Simply select either "-U" or "-B/C" and apply the update to alter the control interface type.