New driver reduces programming time and delivers simplified user experience
Armonk, NY. September 16, 2015 - Autonomic, makers of the finest whole-house music systems, has announced the availability of their latest certified Control4 driver that supports Control4 OS 2.7.2 and delivers the most intuitive, feature-rich integration of the Mirage Music Players (MMS-2A and MMS-5A) as well as the Mirage Audio System (Mirage Media Server and matching Mirage digital amplifiers) within the Control4 environment.
Now available via Control4 Composer, the new Autonomic Control4 driver adds intuitive functionality while reducing programming time. Users will benefit from the convenience of automatic source selection, which assigns the first available output of the Mirage Media Server once a room and playback content have been chosen. One press of the Listen button on the Control4 Navigator provides direct access to popular streaming services or all available local content. Another new feature simplifies the process of connecting guest iOS devices via AirPlay. Users will see a list of zone names that they can connect to, eliminating the need for a dedicated AirPlay stream button on the Control4 interface. The Mirage Media Server will automatically activate the zone and connect to the guest's AirPlay source. Control4 users will also have fast access to the Autonomic exclusive TuneBridge® feature, making it quick and easy to queue up a Pandora station or do a full album/artist/track search dependent on what is playing. The new interface makes it simple for everyone to access playlists and favorites, add tracks to the current queue or save them to an existing playlist.
With the Mirage Digital Amplifier driver (available separately on the Autonomic website), the Mirage Audio System packages will integrate fully with the Control4 platform, delivering control of up to 96 high-power audio zones throughout the home. Mirage Audio System package pricing provides integrators with a valuable profit opportunity in the surging whole-house entertainment category and is offered at competitive prices compared to mass market solutions.
"Our latest Control 4 driver is the result of a deep collaboration between Autonomic and Control4 engineering to ensure that our products interoperate seamlessly and provide a high degree of joy and convenience to our collective customers," said Michael de Nigris, Autonomic CEO. "Dealers will appreciate that all of our most popular features, such as TuneBridge and music services Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL and others are represented and easier than ever to access from within the Control4 environment."
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, iHeartRadio, TIDAL, Murfie, Deezer and Spotify.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,400 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 90 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.