Build a media server for custom control.
2-Way Digital Media Control
Media Control System is the technology that launched the Mirage Media Server. MCS software converts a standard PC into a powerful integrated media server that provides two-way control of content over a TCP/IP or serial connection.
Integrated Media Server Software
Play Music, Movies, Videos and Photos
Stream Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn
Control Windows Media Center
Control Windows Media Player
Control iTunes, including DRM-protected
Multiple audio outputs with PolyTune™
Crestron, AMX, URC, HAI, Control4, RTI
Engineered for control platforms
Live Metadata and Album Art
Now Playing metadata such as Album, Artist, and Track information is provided. Album art for the currently playing song is displayed and all transport controls provide real-time feedback.
Documented Control Protocol
Two-way control IP protocol documentation allows integrators to extend or customize functionality as required.
Multiple Streams with PolyTune
Output four or more independently controllable streams of music from a standard PC using Autonomic's exclusive PolyTune™ technology.
Engineered Exclusively For:
Tools for Rapid Integration
For Crestron: Pre-built Simpl module, sample program and professionally designed VT-Pro touchpanel templates make you look great...fast.
For AMX: Pre-built Netlinx module, sample program and professionally designed touchpanel templates make your installation shine. Today.
For Control4: With this pre-built driver, control of all your music and streaming services is instant and fits in seamlessly with the Control4 touchpanel environment.
NOTE: Because of the robust functionality of this driver, we strongly recommend the HC-1000 controller for best performance.
For HAI: Sample HAI Program and Integration Guide included. With an HAI Omni system integrated with a computer running MCS, macros ("buttons" on the Omni platform) create limitless possibilities for homeowners to enhance their automation system by taking complete control of their environment.
For RTI: Pre-built Integration Designer sample program and professionally designed touchpanel interface get your project moving fast and in style.
For URC: Pre-built MX-6000 CCP module and matching touchpanel templates make you look professional and seamless.
Did you know?
MCS allows you to create new Pandora stations on the fly, right from the touchpanel. You can even create a new station based on a song in your library or one playing on SiriusXM with a single button press.
Every new Pandora station you create on your computer or mobile device will automatically appear in your station listing on your control panels, ready to stream in any number of zones.
|Specification Sheet||MCS Specifications (.pdf)|
|Protocol Document||MCS IP/RS-232 Protocol Document (.pdf)|
|Crestron Integration Manual||MCS Integration Guide for Crestron Systems (.pdf)|
|HAI Integration Manual||MCS Integration Guide for HAI Systems (.pdf)|
|RTI Integration Manual||RTI Integration Guide (.pdf)|
Media Control System: Specifications
|Controllable Media Players||iTunes Version 7 or greater
Windows Media Player 11 or greater
Windows Media Center, Windows 7 or greater
|Controllable Media Types||local music, video, recorded TV, movies, photos
PANDORA® internet radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio and TuneIn
|Independent Stereo Audio Outputs (requires PolyTune option)||multiple sound cards supported
3 per 5.1 sound card
4 per 7.1 sound card
|Supported Audio Formats||.aif, .aifc, .aiff, .au, .cda, .flac, .m4a, .m4p, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .rmi, .snd, .wav, .wma, .wpl|
|Digital Video Formats||.avi, .dvr-ms, .ivf, .m1v, .m3u, m4v, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .qt, .wmv, .wm|
|Control Protocol||IP, RS-232, 2-way; documented API|
|Server Requirements||2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 1 or more sound cards|
|Server Operating System||Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP|