Autonomic, a manufacturer of whole-house music systems, has announced compatibility between its Mirage Media Servers (MMS) and Mirage Audio System (MAS) with the RadioRA 2 home lighting control system from Lutron. The Autonomic music systems, already compatible with the Lutron HomeWorks QS home lighting control system, afford integrators the opportunity to provide new or existing clients with integrated whole-house entertainment (up to 96 zones) utilizing Lutron keypads as a control option. RadioRA 2 integration is available through Autonomic firmware version 5.3+ available for update through the Autonomic Dealer Zone or through the Mirage Media Server web configuration page.
RadioRA 2 system keypads can be used to trigger presets, control power, volume, play/pause/skip, thumbs up/down and other transport controls of the Mirage Media Server. Integrators can configure the system’s functionality to meet client-specific demands via the Autonomic web-based tool. The Autonomic MMS will automatically discover a RadioRA 2 system and all related keypads on the network—the integrator can proceed to select the desired RadioRA 2 device from a dropdown box, which will show all available zones and keypads. Users can enjoy tailored functionality as well as 2-way feedback between the MMS and Lutron keypads. Preset buttons can be configured to both recall existing presets and store new ones. All of this functionality is available without the need to disrupt any existing Lutron lighting-related presets or functionality.
Now Lutron HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 customers can enjoy whole-house entertainment integrated with a user interface they already own. Lutron customers now have access to all leading streaming service providers as well as the sparkling clarity of high-resolution audio playback. Adding RadioRA 2 compatibility to the Autonomic product lineup presents integrators with tremendous opportunity to explore profit opportunity from both new and existing clients.
“Our culture at Autonomic has been to support the custom installation community with the finest whole-house entertainment solutions—and making our components seamlessly compatible with widely used products such as Lutron’s RadioRA 2 system brings profit opportunity and enhanced efficiency to integrators,” explained Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris.
Lutron recently showcased Autonomic integration as part of their Residential Opportunities Tour in 15 locations throughout the US and Canada.