CEDIA - Autonomic Delivers Seamless Integration between Mirage Audio System and HomeWorks QS Control System from Lutron Electronics
Designed for the world’s most exclusive residences, the Lutron HomeWorks QS system controls lights, shades, temperature and integrates with third party devices to offer users a seamless control experience.
Armonk, NY. October 13th, 2015 - Autonomic, makers of the finest whole-house music systems, has announced an innovative integration between their Mirage Audio System (Mirage Media Server and matching Mirage digital amplifiers) and the Lutron HomeWorks QS total home control system. Now integrators can provide their clients with simple, convenient control of their home audio environment utilizing user-programmable scene presets on all Lutron HomeWorks QS compatible keypads, including the new Palladiom QS keypad.
Designed for the world's most exclusive residences, the Lutron HomeWorks QS system controls lights, shades, temperature and integrates with third party devices to offer users a seamless control experience. Autonomic and Lutron have collaborated to provide integrators with an astonishingly simple, yet powerful interface for the Mirage Audio Systems. Through the single button press of a Lutron keypad, homeowners will be able to adjust the lights, shades, temperature and play their favorite music.
Clients will appreciate intuitive user-reprogrammable Mirage presets now available on the Lutron HomeWorks keypad, with features such as one button access that will automatically play music in specified rooms at specific volume levels. Changing the preset is as simple as adjusting the content and volume levels with the Autonomic iOS or Android app, and then pressing and holding the desired button on the Lutron keypad to store the scene - much like programming the preset buttons on your car radio. The key to the Autonomic/Lutron integration is simplicity. Use the HomeWorks QS wall-mounted keypads for the most commonly used audio functions and use the robust Mirage user interface for the less often used functions of the system.
"Any technology designer will tell you that implementing a simple but powerful user experience is among the most complex of engineering tasks", said Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris. "Together with Lutron, our teams have developed a devilishly simple interface that belies the complexity that it took to bring it about. The ability to come home and simply press one button to initiate their favorite streaming station playing throughout the home at just the right volume will increase customer's utilization and appreciation for what we have accomplished."
"The blending of music and light creates the perfect home environment," said Mark Jenner, New Business Alliances Director at Lutron. " This simple, yet powerful, integration with Mirage Audio Systems provides Lutron customers with yet another way to create memorable experiences in their homes."
The Mirage Audio System is a turnkey home audio solution allowing you to listen to your personal music collection combined with popular streaming music services in as many as 96 rooms throughout the home. Autonomic's exclusive TuneBridge function makes it easy to explore new music, bridging the gap between all sources such as high-resolution digital music, streaming content from Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, SiriusXM, Slacker, TIDAL, Murfie and Deezer, plus local and international AM/FM radio stations via TuneIn. AirPlay compatibility enables guests to enjoy content from their iOS devices. With feature-rich packages averaging around $500 per zone before installation, the Mirage Audio System is competitively priced as compared to less capable, mass market entertainment solutions.
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.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 17,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company's early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron's founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.