Month: December 2015

New Audio & Tech Products Offered by Autonomic Controls & Pakedge


Bentley Systems is proud to announce the arrival of our two latest lines of high tech products! The Autonomic Controls Mirage Audio System is a media player that allows you to enjoy all of your music and streaming services anywhere in your home. While Pakedge offers some of the most powerful wireless products in the industry and continues to innovate.

Mirage Audio System by Autonomic Controls

mirage home audio productsThe Mirage Audio System is a turnkey, audiophile grade, whole home audio system. It supports high definition music files, iTunes & WMP playlists, and the most popular streaming music services including Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, SiriusXM, Deezer, Slacker Radio, as well as local and international AM/FM radio stations via the TuneIn Radio Service.

This complete package provides everything you need to install the highest performing house-wide audio system available, just add your choice of in-wall or free standing speakers. With the Mirage Audio System’s high-end audio specifications and power rating, you have the flexibility to select higher quality loudspeakers in your favorite rooms.

The user interface seamlessly blends room control with music browsing to create a simple and enjoyable experience. Easily group together multiple rooms, select a music program from your local content or from the universe of online music available, and then easily control the volume level across the group of zones, or in each room individually.

The Mirage Audio System can be supported up to 96 individual zones of audio, making it an outstanding choice for everything from small residential projects, to the largest commercial environments.

Pakedge Network Infrastructure

pakedge cable wireless network productsPakedge offers a full line of enterprise grade networking gear, such as routers, switches, access points and controllers made especially for audio/video systems and automation systems. Pakedge wireless access points and high tech cable infrastructure solutions provide high-range, enterprise-level communication between all devices within a network. Combined with the C36 Network Controller, the Pakedge portfolio of wireless products allows an entire network with multiple APs to function wirelessly and without interference.

The Pakedge SmartWav technology takes advantage of proprietary intelligent software algorithms and advanced antenna designs adapt to each site to improve or enhance wireless transmission and reception while mitigating interference.

Pakedge TruStream technology, network speeds are given a boost – ensuring peak performance for latency-sensitive applications like VoIP, streaming video, and streaming audio.

For Pakedge wireless solutions, SectorMaxx antenna technology works in the background to improve signal-to-noise ratio, coverage, and reception. SectorMaxx improves range up to 3x over conventional wireless technology and ensures uninterrupted data transmission.

Enhancements To Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services 2.0 Elevate User Experience, Drive RMR


honeywell security total connectHoneywell has recently released a number of updates to its popular Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 platform to help security dealers provide a better user experience, stay competitive and drive more recurring monthly revenue.

The enhancements extend the value and reach of the award-winning solution, which lets consumers use mobile devices to remotely control security and automation functions, view live video, stay in the know with real-time alerts and track vehicles and assets via GPS technology.

“In today’s mobile society, people are busier than ever. So we focused on key areas of usability to make it easy for customers to manage their systems in a way that revolves around their lives,” said Alice DeBiasio, general manager for Honeywell Total Connect. “The Smart Scenes, for example, are so intuitive users can set scenes to personalize their environment without any training. Enhancements like tool tips, the refreshed interface and auto-syncing all make Honeywell Total Connect easier to use, easier to sell, and provide dealers with more opportunity for RMR.”

Platform enhancements include:

  • Smart Scene Wizards: An intuitive wizard guides users through each step when configuring scenes for energy savings, ambiance and convenience—reducing training time, delivering a better user experience and helping consumers make the most of their connected homes and businesses. This feature is supported on the iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ and web via Internet Explorer 10+ or higher.
  • Expanded Test Drive Demo: The Test Drive demo, which lets dealers simulate a “live” experience of the platform right on a user’s iPhone without the need for Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity, has been expanded to support iPad and Android devices. It also contains tool tips—informative pop-ups that accompany and explain each feature. It’s an excellent sales tool and an easy way to familiarize consumers with the features and benefits of Honeywell Total Connect.
  • Dynamic New Interface: The sleek new interface is cleaner, more modern and inviting, with a subtle color refresh for a calming visual feel. It’s intuitive and easy to operate, with a common user interface that makes operation easier and familiar across all platforms. It is available in four languages— English, Latin American Spanish, French Canadian and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Smart Auto-Syncing: Honeywell Total Connect auto-syncs with the LYNX Touch 7000, 5200 and 5100 Control Systems—greatly simplifying operation when adding or removing sensors, users and Z-Wave® devices or rules. Panel changes occur automatically within seconds.
  • Touch ID™: The platform supports Touch ID, an easy, highly secure feature from Apple that uses customers’ fingerprints to act as their passcodes when logging into the iOS app. It works on iPhone 5S, 6, 6Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 and is supported on iOS 8+.