Updated software allows home automation systems to access audio, video, and other content through Windows Media Center, while benefitting from improved performance and reliability of Windows 7 operating system.
Armonk, NY - November 24, 2009 - Autonomic Controls, Inc. announced today that it has updated its Mirage Media Control System to take advantage of the new features, enhanced performance, and greater reliability available under Microsoft's acclaimed new Windows 7 operating system. This update comes only three weeks after Microsoft's official release of Windows 7.
The Mirage Media Control System allows homeowners to control Windows Media Center, iTunes, Pandora, and Sirius XM through their home automation systems. By using the Mirage Media Control System, electronic systems integrators and custom installers can provide full access to music, movies, video, photos, and recorded TV stored on computers and networked hard drives through home automation touchscreens, without having to spend weeks developing specialized applications.
Through the Mirage Media Control System, touchscreens and other remotes from AMX, Crestron, HAI, RTI, and Universal Remote Control can browse audio and video content on network -connected devices, and also control playback of that content. The system provides four or more simultaneous independent streams of music from a single computer. CD and DVD cover art can even be displayed on touchscreens.
Autonomic completely overhauled the Mirage Media Control System's existing control logic in order to fully exploit the advantages available in Windows 7. A redesigned control interface reflects Windows 7's streamlined look and operation, which tech experts around the world have praised. The greater reliability of Windows 7 allowed Autonomic Controls' software engineers to remove "workaround" code that was required under Windows XP and Windows Vista. The result is more reliable and responsive media browsing and transport control.
The update is available through a maintenance package which can be downloaded from the support page of the Autonomic Controls website, www.autonomic -controls.com. The new software is free of charge to existing customers running the Mirage Media Center System version 2 or greater.
"We're excited about the advantages Windows 7 offers, and that's why we worked hard to get this update out so soon after Microsoft released the new operating system," said Michael Toscano, co -founder and CTO of Autonomic Controls. "Windows 7 is clearly superior to Vista and XP. It runs faster and operates more smoothly than any previous version of Windows, and it has lower hardware requirements than Vista. Mirage Media Control System already worked beautifully on a wide variety of third -party systems, but the improvements under Windows 7 make it run just that much better."
For more information about the Mirage Media Control System and Autonomic Controls, Inc., please visit www.autonomic -controls.com.
About Autonomic Controls, Inc.
Autonomic Controls publishes digital media control solutions for integrators and manufacturers. Their flagship product, Mirage Media Control System, has become the industry standard for providing two -way control of Windows Media Center, iTunes, Pandora and Sirius/XM Radio on control systems such as Crestron, AMX and RTI. Their technologies have been sub -licensed in products manufactured by NuVo, HAI, and Universal Remote Control. Autonomic Controls is located in Armonk, New York.
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