ISE 2016: Using Lutron RadioRa Keypads to Control Autonomic’s Mirage Audio Systems
Popular Lutron RadioRa keypads can be used to play music, adjust volume, create presets and otherwise control Mirage audio systems from Autonomic.
At CEDIA 2015 Autonomic, a leading provider of high-performance multiroom audio systems, introduced a simpler way to control music from its Mirage Audio servers and amps: through a Lutron HomeWorks lighting control system.
Clients with Lutron systems could use the HomeWorks keypads to play songs, adjust volume and even create scenes that include presets for music, lighting and motorized window shades.
At ISE 2016, Autonomic announced it was bringing the same functionality to Lutron’s more affordable RadioRa 2 system, via a firmware update in March 2016.
At that time, dealers can go back to existing Lutron customers and offer them whole-house entertainment (up to 96 zones) to go with their lighting controls.
The RadioRA keypads can be used to trigger presets, control power, volume, play/pause/skip, thumbs up/down and other transport controls. Configuration is via the Autonomic web-based tool.
The Autonomic MMS Mirage Media Service will automatically discover RadioRA systems and all related keypads. The integrator simply selects the desired RadioRA processor from a dropdown box, which will show all available zones and keypads.
Keypad buttons can be used to recall existing presets and configure new ones … all without disturbing existing Lutron presets or functionality.
Autonomic will be joining Lutron and other partners in the Lutron Residential Opportunities tour for 2016.
Autonomic at ISE 2016.
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at email@example.com
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