Control your media server with Crestron
2-Way Digital Media Control
The Mirage Media Control System is the technology that drives the Autonomic Mirage Media Server. The MCS server 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.
Crestron systems using MCS can control iTunes, Windows Media Center, Media Player, Pandora Radio, and Sirius XM internet radio.
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.
Additional Control Options
Complement your control options with Mirage Media Controller for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. Use the included Mirage browser application to control your Mirage Media Server or MCS Server from any Flash-compatible computer or device on the network.
Documented Control Protocol
Two-way control IP protocol documentation.
Tools for Rapid Integration
Pre-built Simpl module, sample program and professionally designed VT-Pro touchpanel templates make you look great...fast.
Multiple Streams with PolyTune
MCS can output four or more independently controllable streams of music from a standard PC using our exclusive PolyTune technology.
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 Sirius XM radio...with a single button press.
|Specification Sheet||MCS Specifications (.pdf)|
|Integration Manual||MCS Integration Guide for Crestron Systems (.pdf)|
|Protocol Document||MCS IP/RS-232 Protocol Document (.pdf)|
Mirage 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
TuneIn Radio (RadioTime)
|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, .mid, .midi, .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|