Niles Auriel Expands from Multi-Room Audio to Home Control

mrc6430-rear-0816Core Brands today announced the release of Auriel 2.0 – a major platform update that adds streaming audio, climate and lighting control, plus remote access features to the award-winning multi-room audio control platform.

Lighting control devices and wireless thermostats now connect to the Auriel Controller, making the Niles Auriel MRC-6430 a complete, powerful and convenient home automation controller. Creating a high-value foundation for any smart home project, Auriel 2.0 delivers simple access to lighting scenes and climate scheduling with a few simple clicks on a Niles handheld remote (nHR200), wall-mounted touch panel (nTP4, nTP7), or the Auriel app for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Auriel 2.0 updates the already integrator-friendly Auriel Wizard, which cuts configuration time to just minutes instead of hours. With a tablet or PC, the installer is whisked through simple decisions that quickly configure the system for lighting scenes and thermostat programming, plus sources, zone preferences, home theater control and user interface customization.

Providing more options for integrators and their clients, Auriel 2.0 now has Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and other popular Internet radio services built into the MRC-6430 chassis. One chassis delivers audio to six zones through seven distinct input sources. For larger homes, two chassis can be linked together to create a 12-zone system.

Here are the details.