Autonomic Controls, Inc. has announced the MMS-2, a two-source digital audio player designed to stream local and online media to a broader reach around the globe.
Scaled for smaller and secondary locations, the MMS-2 delivers the same award-winning functionality as the archetypical five-source Mirage Media Server (MMS-5), with support for Pandora, RadioTime and SiriusXM Internet Radio, as well as iTunes, Windows Media and other popular audio formats. The MMS-2 features 500GB of internal storage, two independent audio outputs one 5.1 digital output for the audiophile in the main listening room, and one analog output for a multi-room distribution system and one video output for displaying metadata and photo slideshows. With a leaner form factor and price point, the MMS-2 is suited as either a synchronized satellite in a vacation home or the sole server in a condominium or yacht.
Both the MMS-2 and MMS-5 automatically synchronize and stream content from Macs, PCs and network-attached storage devices to multiple units in remote locations. The cloud provides secure, global access to local media and online streaming services through WiFi or 3G/4G mobile devices. Content scheduling allows users to create automated music programs in each zone of their home, anywhere in the world. Each SKU includes true integration with Crestron, AMX, URC and other IP-based control systems. Mirage Media Controller (MMC) for iPhone and iPod Touch is currently available from the iTunes App Store for $19.99, and MMC for iPad is expected to arrive this month.
“The Mirage Media Server line has been our most successful endeavor ever,” said Michael de Nigris, CEO and co-founder of Autonomic. “The MMS-2 was developed to give our dealers greater flexibility in scaling the installation to fit the environment. This enables installers to extend the MMS experience to a second home or move the product into smaller installations. This new option will inevitably provide more opportunities to obtain new customers or extend an existing relationship.” The Mirage Media Server MMS-2 will be available in mid-December for an MSRP of $1995.