ISE 2016: European debut for Autonomic KP-6 keypad20 January 2016
Receiving its European debut at ISE 2016 is the KP-6 decora-style in-wall keypad for the Mirage Audio System from Autonomic.
The KP-6 keypad is designed to provide users with instant access to basic features of their whole-house entertainment system without having to open an app on their phone or tablet, providing fingertip control of power on/off, volume, source and track skip – as well as four user-programmable preset buttons.
Once content has been curated using the Mirage Media Controller app for iOS or Android devices, users can simply press and hold to store that programming as a preset. Presets can be anything, from a Pandora or SiriusXM radio station to a playlist or a favourite album.
Out of the box, all presets will be the same from zone to zone, but integrators can provide additional service to their customers by customising keypad zones and preset groups via Autonomic’s web configuration page, giving users four unique presets for each zone if desired.
The keypad requires a single Cat-5 connection, which even accommodates the KP-6’s built-in IR repeater for control of an external device.
The Autonomic KP-6 keypad is compatible with Lutron Designer Solutions residential wall plates, making it easy for interior designers to match any décor.
“With the growing popularity of the Mirage Audio System as the go-to solution for whole-house entertainment, we identified a need for instant access to key features via a single button press,” said Autonomic CEO Michael de Nigris.
“The KP-6 keypad free users from having to rely on their phone or tablet to adjust volume or change source on the fly, and it gives integrators an interface solution that is intuitive and elegant as well as easy to program and install.”