Autonomic Controls’ Mirage Media (AUDIO) Server takes it to the cloud.

The term media server usually implies the necessity of having multiple hard drives for backing up your media collection. As technology progresses many companies are looking to integrate the “CLOUD Server” into their systems for added convenience. Autonomic Controls is one of those companies who has done just that and is definitely taking the term “Media Server” to a whole other level.

Introducing the worlds first cloud-based media server from Autonomic Controls. Based on award-winning Mirage Media Control System, the most comprehensive solution for integrating and streaming digital media now provides cloud synchronization and global access to iTunes, Windows Media, Pandora, RadioTime and Sirius, with solutions for Crestron, AMX and URC.

Automatically upload iTunes and Windows Media to the server, including playlist’s, and synchronize multiple locations over the internet. Access and control your content anywhere in the world with your favorite touchpanels and IP-enabled devices.

Tech Specs:
Video Outputs HDMI, DVI; component Video and VGA available with optional adaptors
Supported Video Formats .avi, .dvr-ms, .ivf, .m1v, .m3u, .m4v, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .qt, .wm, .wmv
Digital Image Formats .bmp, .jpg, .png, .tif
Supported Streaming Services Sirius Internet Radio with Best of XM, Pandora Internet Radio, RadioTime Internet Radio
Supported Audio Formats .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .au, .cda, .flac, .m4a, .m4p, .mid, .midi, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .rmi, .snd, .wav, .wma, .wpl
Digital Image Formats .bmp, .jpg, .tif, .png
Audio Processor Intel 82801JR high-definition audio
Digital-to-Analog Conversion 114dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit
Master Volume -80dB to +20dB
Frequency Response <10Hz to 48kHz
S/N Ratio 95db, A weighted
Dynamic Range >113dB
Channel Separation >90dB
Audio Connection Multi-Source Pre-Amp Output: 4x analog unbalanced stereo line-level audio outputs; maximum output level: 2.0 Vrms
Automation Interfaces AMX, Crestron, HAI, NuVo, RTI, URC, Windows PC/Mac,
Adobe Flash-enabled mobile devices and computers, Apple iPhone and iPad
Automation Protocols IP, RS-232, 2-way documented API
Control Connections RS-232 (optional): (1) DB9 male, bidirectional RS-232 port; up to 115.2k baud, hardware and software handshaking support
LAN: (1) 8-wire RJ45 with 2 LED indicators; 10/100/1000 Mbits/sec BaseT Ethernet port; green LED indicates link status; yellow LED indicates Ethernet activity
External Controls + Indicators Reset button, recessed; Power On/Off
Environmental Requirements Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Power Connection 120V~50–60Hz: (1) IEC Male; mates with removable power cord (included)
Main Power Consumption 300 Watts @ 120 Volts AC, 50–60Hz
Internal Storage 1 Terabyte Magnetic
Dimensions 1.75″ H x 19″ W x 10″ D; 1 rack unit: Compatible with standard A/V and Data Center component racks

Schedule content to play in remote locations. Monitor hardware health, perform firmware updates, and configure options remotely.

Only the Mirage Media Server allows you to create Pandora Internet Radio stations based on any song playing. Enjoy the unique benefit of unlimited listening with free Pandora accounts.

Stream all the diverse content Sirius/XM has to offer with Sirius Internet Radio, anywhere life takes you. Discover new music with dedicated touchpanels.

Tune in and stream favorite local stations from anywhere. RadioTime connects you to online versions of thousands of local radio stations.

Vsys Automation is a dealer of Autonomic Controls’ Mirage media server, For more information about this you can contact us here at:

Vsys Automation

(707) 703-4216


Crestron is PROCISE with it’s High-Definition Surround Sound Processor

Most of you reading this who went to CEDIA this year will know exactly what I am talking about when I say, with all the audio video manufacturers in the world, there is definitely not a shortage in high-quality, high-performance home theater processors on the market today. Only PSPHD PROCISE, the high-definition surround sound processor from Crestron, delivers all the features you need to address the array of design challenges of the high-end custom market.

For those who have never been to CEDIA, CES, EHX, InfoComm, or any trade show of this nature then you may be a little confused, let me just say that during the time you spent reading this sentence another idea in the audio world was just formed. But I digress; Crestron’s PSPHD PROCISE is designed to please the most discerning audiophile or movie fan, with exclusive features that will especially inspire the audio design professionals amongst us. Features like Audyssey MultEQ® XT, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume enable calibrating a complete 7.3 speaker system to perfection.

Crestron’s PSPHD PROCISE Integrates modern design with vintage style VU (Volume Units) meters?! That’s right, the dual front panel VFDs display “mechanical” VU meters and spectrum analyzers, providing real-time signal monitoring along with a ton of other data to keep you informed throughout setup and operation.

Key Features:

  • Professional 7.3 surround sound processor and preamplifier
  • Designed for high-end home theaters, audiophile listening rooms, boardrooms, and auditoriums
  • Handsome appearance befitting the most high-end theater or living room
  • Dual front panel VFDs display real-time analog VU meters or spectrum analyzers
  • Setup, control, and monitoring enabled via front panel or Crestron PROCISE Tools software
  • Features Audyssey MultEQ® XT, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic Volume
  • Works with Crestron CCSTK Professional Surround Sound Tuning Kit
  • Decodes Dolby® TrueHD 7.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1 HBR formats
  • Includes balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connections on all outputs
  • Available graphic or parametric EQ and delay adjustment on each theater output
  • Extensive bass management through three independent subwoofer outputs
  • “Double Bass” feature enables routing LFE to the main L/R channels
  • Extensive signal steering for custom applications and speaker configurations
  • Separate stereo and mono down-mix outputs for recording or multi-zone
  • Six HDMI™ inputs support 7.1 HD multi-channel audio and 1080p60 video
  • Features QuickSwitch HD™ technology for low-latency switching
  • HDMI output contains HD video plus unprocessed 7.1 or 2-channel downmix audio
  • Supports HDCP to ensure compatibility with protected sources and equipment
  • One AES/EBU, four optical, and six coaxial digital inputs
  • Ultra low noise up to 125 SNR via AES/EBU in and balanced out
  • One balanced XLR and eight unbalanced RCA stereo analog inputs
  • One 7.1 multi-channel analog input
  • Integrates perfectly with Crestron DigitalMedia™ products via HDMI in and out
  • Integrates cleanly into multimedia presentation and telepresence systems
  • Includes three mix inputs for connecting mic mixers, teleconferencing codecs, paging systems, and audio signal generators
  • Mix inputs feature independent EQ, notch filters, gating and compression
  • Native Crestron system integration via Ethernet or Cresnet®
  • Extensively programmable, with numerous presets and assignable defaults for most settings
  • 3U 19″ rack-mountable (rack ears included)

The PROAMP-7X400 7-channel amplifier complements the PSPHD perfectly; delivering a heart-pounding 400 Watts per channel, yeah that’s right 400 watts per channel, with XLR balanced inputs, Cresnet and Ethernet connectivity, and seamless control and monitoring through the PSPHD front panel.

As soon as I can get my hands on this, I definitely will be pairing it with the PROAMP-7X400 7-channel amplifier & some TOTEM in wall/in ceiling speakers…Vsys is  definitely going to have the best sound system on the block!!!

Procise Receiver


The only solution for the digital age

There’s no question that the digital age is here today. The products you’re using now won’t work for much longer. Crestron DigitalMedia is the only soution that answers the challenges of tomorrow-today.
Crestron has released and is shipping its revolutionary new DigitalMedia™ product line, the only complete, integrated solution that manages, controls and distributes all analog and uncompressed digital content over twisted pair or fiber. The core of a Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) system consists of matrix switchers, repeaters and receivers. Flexible and modular, DM matrix switchers accept every type of signal and transmit them long distance as digital DM signals. Exclusive built-in QuickSwitch HD™ technology pre-authorizes HDCP keys and maintains a constant handshake for fast, uninterrupted HD switching. At the end points, DM receivers output HDMI and control to the display. Crestron DigitalMedia is the only solution that answers the challenges of tomorrow – today.

Instant HDMI switching. Not only does it handle the one to many HDMI/HDCP problem, but the delays in source to source switching – delays that everyone encounters using a reciever or any single display switch – are gone. Switching is almost instantaneous. The display doesn’t go through another handshake.

Mixed Fiber + Copper. Less than 100′ or okay to use a repeater? Use copper. Over 100′, use fiber. Mix and match in the same switch.

Integrated USB extension. With the combination of USB + HDMI in/out we get remote placement of computers + gaming stations without losing flexibility of use or control. A game station can live inside a family room but be used in the playroom too. Or the console can live in a rack and all the controllers plug into a plate inside a family room end table cabinet. Or your laptop plugs into the office but a small keyboard lives in the kitchen and the bedroom allowing you to pick up the display there. And so on…..