After releasing its Apple TV module for Crestron control systems in June, Autonomic Controls is unveiling its AMX version this week’s CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta. Both modules will be demonstrated at Booth 2865, along with the company’s other digital media solutions for Windows Media Center, Pandora, and Sirius/XM broadband audio.
Universal Remote Control has contracted Autonomic to develop a version of the module for the MX-6000, MX-5000, and KP-4000 remote controls, which will be available later this year. An early prototype will be demonstrated at URC’s CEDIA booth.
The Autonomic solution allows control of multiple Apple TV media servers, iTunes running on Mac or PC, and AirTunes devices via Ethernet, enabling multi-zone control and media browsing from any touch panel in the home.
Apple TV with Autonomic’s two-way control interface is an alternative to iPod Docks, which have been popular in the industry because they allow for the integration of purchased iTunes, but their portable nature (when the iPod leaves home, so do the tunes), and limited storage make it an awkward fit in a custom installation.