15.01.14

Autonomic Unveils New Features of its Mirage OS 5.0 Media Solutions at ISE 2014

Advances bring new functionality as well as enhanced efficiency and profitability for integrators Autonomic, known for supplying the c...

Advances bring new functionality as well as enhanced efficiency and profitability for integrators Autonomic, known for supplying the custom electronics industry with award-winning high performance cloud-based media solutions, will be demonstrating the Mirage OS 5.0 release that includes exciting new features for the Mirage Media Server (MMS) and Mirage Audio System (MAS) at the 2014 ISE Booth 5-R97 in Amsterdam February 4-6, 2014. Autonomic will also have a kiosk within the Control4 booth (10-N114) featuring an active Mirage Media Server and M-400 amplifier demonstrating a new Control4 interface. The ISE event is expected to attract more than 45,000 attendees from 140 countries. The Mirage OS 5.0 release includes new functionality such as Gracenote™, which locates and delivers album artwork for your music in stunning high resolution that can be displayed on anything from a mobile device to a large flat screen TV. Mirage OS 5.0 also adds compatibility with SiriusXM Radio 2.0 and Slacker Radio, adding more selection and new features for users. Autonomic’s exclusive TuneBridge™ feature allows listeners to effortlessly explore new music across multiple stream ing services and local content. When a new song is heard from local content, a single button press can provide access to the entire album on Spotify or create a new Napster station based on that artist or title. For integrators, the Mirage OS 5.0 features a secure Dealer Portal enabling service techs to gain remote access to their customer’s Mirage Media Servers for diagnostics and firmware updates without having to send a crew onsite. Autonomic has also created an improved, faster sync tool for Mac OS X with configurability options—if syncing iTunes content, it can be configured to sync the entire library, just all the playlists and their content, or selected playlists and their content. Synchronized content is actually copied to the Mirage Media Server, so the contributing computer no longer has to be available on the network once the synchronization has been completed. “The new feature set we are exhibiting at ISE 2014 will enhance the user experience for our customer base by adding exciting functionality while also giving integrators the ability to provide fast and efficient servic e via our dealer portal,” explained Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. Highlighting the Mirage Audio System at ISE, all related components of the MAS have been engineered to work seamlessly together, including the feature benefits of Mirage OS 5.0 and all of the newest user interface options. “The Mirage Audio System was engineered to create an array of options for our dealer installers, particularly as they address customers who are seeking audio-only installations,” explained de Nigris. New Mirage Media Server Feature Summary: Gracenote - Locates and adds high resolution (up to 1080x1080) cover art to tracks missing artwork - Enhances album art for radio sources such as Pandora and SiriusXM - Upcoming Firmware will allow you to enhance the Metadata on your existing library to "normalize" artist and album names and retrieve metadata for tracks via a digital fingerprint SiriusXM 2.0 - Improved browsing hierarchy - Tune by channel capability - Added SiriusXM On Demand (http://www.siriusxm.com/ondemand) - Added SiriusXM favorites (shared with the SiriusXM web player) - Jump forward and back in the "Live" stream to listen to the previous song again or jump to the start of a show Slacker Radio - New streaming service for Mirage Media Server (http://www.slacker.com/) - Available in Canada as well as for consumers in the USA - Free Slacker accounts get access to over 200 expert-programmed stations covering every imaginable genre or mood - Premium Slacker accounts get access to content on demand much like Rhapsody and Spotify Updated OS X Sync Tool - Automatically syncs any changes in iTunes to MMS server - Syncs with iTunes Match/iCloud added content - Can be configured to sync entire library or just specified content - Requires Mac OS X 10.5 Secure Dealer Portal - Active dealers will be able to see the status of all of their Mirage Media Servers from a single location - Check online status - Check firmware version and push firmware without sending technician to each location - Open a support case quickly with our support team - Multiple levels of security for each company allowing task delegation See Autonomic at 2014 ISE Booth 5-R97. www.autonomic-controls.com