CE Pro August 2022 - 18

Audio+Video
Based in Pickering,
Ontario, Lenbrook Americas
has become an infl uential
audio brand whose portfolio
includes PSB Speakers as
well as NAD Electronics,
Bluesound (and the BluOS
multiroom audio platform)
and DALI Speakers. Barton
admits that while he does
not own a crystal ball, he believes
PSB's latest products
will refl ect where the home
audio industry is heading.
" One of the challenges today,
and I think we are meeting
that challenge - I really can't
say much about products that
I'm working on right now - is
the products are based on
what we think the future has
to hold, " he says.
" One of the things is -
and I am fi nding it interesting
and really challenging
- scaling things down
without too much tradeoff ,
[namely] sound dynamics and
reproduction. With today's
technology there are things
available that can really do
that. As far as the future is
concerned, miniaturization,
industrial design and implementing
it into a world where
people don't want to be
bothered by wires, bothered
by intricate setup. "
Barton concludes, " The
future holds more simplifi cation
of operating things that
perform at a very high level,
but at the same time are aesthetically
well integrated. "
LEARN MORE
Find CE Pro Podcast
#110 on cepro.com and
hear the full extensive
interview with Barton.
18 | CE Pro August 2022
Autonomic Enhances Mirage OS 7.0,
Adds Advanced Music Bridge
FOR THE FIRST TIME since
gaining its independence,
Autonomic has announced
a solution designed to enhance
and augment existing
eSeries streamers to its new
Mirage OS 7.0 platform.
Some of the enhancements
the Advanced Music
Bridge (AMB) delivers include
the ability to provide
two streams of Apple Music
as well as Calm Radio support,
Josh.ai integration, HD
TuneIn Radio, and expansion
of local library track capacity
from approximately 40,000
tracks to more than 200,000
tracks, the company says.
" Many of these features
were going to have to wait
for our next-generation
hardware platform because
we knew we couldn't deliver
all of them on our existing
platform. Instead of delaying
much sought-after functionality
and requiring dealers to
replace their entire system
to get these features, the
team came up with the idea
of introducing new hardware
and software capabilities
via an add-on device, " says
Michael de Nigris, CEO and
co-founder, Autonomic, who
reacquired the company
from Snap One back in 2020.
" This creative approach
enhances the value and
longevity of our customers'
existing investment in our
products while reducing our
reliance on highly scarce
audio chips. By leveraging
hardware already deployed
in the fi eld, dealers will be
Autonomic's AMB solution off ers simple integration and
support for Apple Music, Calm Radio, HD TuneIn Radio,
Josh.ai voice control and more.
able to provide this solution
to a far greater number of
projects. The fi nal benefi t
is that we will be able to
maintain healthy stock levels
of MMS's and amplifi ers for
new installations. "
The company says the
installation process for the
AMB is simple: Integrators
have to connect power and
Ethernet to the component,
then they will need to perform
a fi rmware update to
existing eSeries products in
the system.
Autonomic points out the
AMB does not need to be
physically connected with the
on-site Autonomic gear as
they communicate over the
local network. Once the fi rmware
update and connections
are complete, the system will
incorporate the new functionality
of Mirage OS 7.0.
Outlining benefi ts of
the new operating system
Autonomic states it enables
homeowners to add multiple
Apple Music accounts to any
eSeries MMS, and the ability
to play two simultaneous
streams of Apple Music.
If more than two streams
are needed, multiple AMBs
can be added to a system.
Mirage OS 7 integration
of Apple Music enables
browsing and the playback
of curated Apple content
as well as owners' personal
music libraries and playlists.
Apple Music is also included
when users perform global
searches using the Autonomic
TuneBridge.
Other features the new
Mirage OS 7.0 off ers users
and integrators include Josh.
ai integration. Autonomic
says its streamers and amplifi
ers are confi gurable as Josh.
ai input sources and output
zones throughout a wholehouse
audio system. This
functionality allows homeowners
to incorporate music
in their voice commands
such as, " OK Josh, draw the
living room shades, listen to
Black Sabbath in the den
and dining room, and set the
volume to 25%. "
Autonomic has issued updated
drivers supporting the
new features for Control4,
Crestron, Elan, RTI and URC
systems. -Robert Archer
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