Armonk, NY. January 6, 2014—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 GracenoteTM, 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 TuneBridgeTM feature allows listeners to effortlessly explore new music across multiple streaming 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 service 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. See Autonomic at 2014 ISE Booth 5-R97
New Mirage Media Server Feature Summary:
Locates and adds high resolution (up to 1080×1080) 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 viaa 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
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 10.5Secure 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 delegationAutonomic 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, Last.fm, PANDORA® internet radio, Rhapsody®, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Napster and Spotify.