Armonk, NY. April 29, 2015 – Autonomic, makers of the finest whole-house music systems, has announced the introduction of the URC® Total Control® driver, making the MMS-2A and MMS-5A music players compatible with the URC Total Control environment. Now high-resolution audio, lossless streaming and your entire personal music collection are available for URC customers to enjoy throughout the home at a lower cost-per-zone than the most popular wireless systems.
URC engineered Total Control to be an affordable, intuitive and scalable smart home solution. The new Autonomic URC driver delivers the full functionality of the Mirage Music Players and Mirage Audio Systems to Total Control customers including access to all of the most popular streaming services and high-resolution digital music playback. “Today’s customers are seeking streaming music of all kinds in every room using simple controls,” added Cat Toomey, director of marketing for URC. “This solution with Autonomic is yet another way our mutual dealers can meet the high demand. Autonomic put the pedal to the metal in making this happen, and we’re extremely excited to provide dealers with a seamless way to deliver premium multi-room audio coupled with URC home automation systems.”
Users can store, sync, schedule and blend an entire music collection along with their favorite streaming content that can be distributed to as many as 96 zones. The exclusive Autonomic TuneBridge® technology makes it easier than ever to listen to, discover and explore favorite music styles and genres, while onboard AirPlay receivers enable guests to enjoy songs they may have brought along on their portable devices.
The new driver supports both one-way and two-way commands, enabling integrators to assign hard-buttons on a URC remote for features such as volume up/down, play/pause (toggle), skip next, skip previous, mute and other critical functions. The one-way driver functions even when the MMS module is not running on the URC client.
“Autonomic remains committed to serving the custom integration channel, and bringing the features and functionality of the Mirage Music Players and Mirage Audio Systems to URC integrators provides them with a powerful tool to address the burgeoning whole-house entertainment market,” stated Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris.”
The compatibility of the Autonomic product line with URC Total Control opens vast opportunities for integrators, who can start their clients with a scalable Mirage Audio System and then add audio zones and expanded smart home functionality as their needs evolve. And Autonomic represents both premium performance and exceptional value. Most off-the-shelf consumer audio systems cost in the neighborhood of $500 per zone regardless of how many rooms are connected. Autonomic offers packages starting at $399 MSRP per zone, delivering more features and better performance to URC customers at very competitive prices.
Autonomic Controls, Inc. (www.autonomic-controls.com) introduced the world’s first cloud-based media server, making audio and video consumption more reliable, easy and fulfilling. Exclusively engineered for control system integration, Autonomic products have become the standard for converging content for multi-room distribution from the most popular sources, such as iTunes, Windows Media, PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Napster, TIDAL, Murfie, Deezer and Spotify.