S1Digital and Autonomic Controls Partner to Provide A/V Integration Support for Media Center

S1Digital LLC, a
leading manufacturer of Media Servers based on Windows Media Center Edition,
and Autonomic Controls, Inc., the exclusive provider of AV integration software
for Windows Media Center Edition, have entered into an OEM agreement to provide
custom installers with a two way control protocol for S1Digital Media Centers.

New York,
NY. June 30, 2006. S1Digital LLC
and Autonomic Controls’ have partnered to provide custom integrators with
two-way, IP based control of S1Digital Media Centers. The control protocol is
now available as a pre-installed option across the range of S1Digital’s Media
Centers and is designed to ease the integration efforts for custom A/V
installers.

Residential and commercial A/V installers can utilize
S1Digital Media Centers with Autonomic Controls’ technology to provide a cost
effective yet hyper-functional whole house Media Server for use in multi-zone audio
and video applications while providing a robust touch panel interface for
browsing and managing the Media
Center’s content library.

Pre-built modules and touch panel interfaces for Crestron control
systems is available for download on S1Digital’s website, and an AMX module will
be available by September.  The companies
will also be demonstrating a UMPC interface to S1Digital’s Media Centers in the
Intel booth at CEDIA this September.  After
the show, installers and customers can see a demonstration of the touch panel interface
at S1Digital’s new showroom in New
York City.

S1Digital’s Media Centers provide users with the ability to
maintain and enjoy a large media collection of music, movies, pictures, and
recorded TV, in a single box. The diverse functionality far exceeds any other
media hardware and software currently available, and now S1Digital and
Autonomic Controls’ announcement eliminates a major barrier when installing
S1Digital’s Media Centers with 3rd party home control solutions.

“Media Center PCs optimized to run as a hub of a home entertainment
center–for storing, managing and distributing digital files–can cost $2,000
to more than $7,000, depending on the configuration, whereas [dedicated] music servers
typically range from about $5,000 to more than $25,000.”, said Jeff O’Heir, a
columnist for Computer Reseller News. “And while those systems are strictly
designed for audio, media-oriented PCs can handle music, photos, video games
and other files. “

Autonomic Controls’ OEM product, Media Center Edition
Control Server (MCECS) acts as a bi-directional communications gateway between
the Media Center software and touch panel remote control devices such as those made
by Crestron, AMX, and Control 4, or other systems capable of IP communication.
The technology will also be used with web tablets, ultra mobile touch screen
PCs, and Windows SideShow devices.

Company Information
S1Digital
is a
premier builder of high-end, digital entertainment solutions. S1Digita’s Media
Centers, based on Microsoft Media Center Edition, capture, store and distribute
content including HDTV, movies, music and photos. Optional home automation
add-ons enable seamless integration with A/V equipment, lights, HVAC and
security systems. The company offers complete digital media solutions and works
closely with custom installers to make available the most complete digital
entertainment technology to customers. The S1Digital Experience showroom
located in New York City
showcases the latest digital media technology platforms and their applications
in the home. For additional information, visit www.s1digital.com , email sales@s1digital.com or call (888) 632-6897.

Autonomic Controls,
Inc.
creates software to help computer and device OEMs, software developers
and custom installers integrate Media Center PC’s into today’s automated home
and business. The company is focused on extending the functionality of
Microsoft Media Center hardware and software to provide real time interaction
with control systems and remote controls that integrate with audio/video,
security, environmental, and lighting devices. 
In addition to MCE control technology, the company provides consulting
and software development services to its partners in the A/V and computer
industries. Autonomic, Inc. is based in North
Salem, NY. For more
information on MCE Server, the Autonomic Control System or other inquiries
visit www.autonomichome.com or send
e mail to information@autonomic.com.

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One thought on “S1Digital and Autonomic Controls Partner to Provide A/V Integration Support for Media Center

  1. I have been using this since the beta. I use it with Mainlobby. It is awsome you can even control any extender connected to the MCE.

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