Niles Updates to Auriel 2.0 with Home Control

Niles Audio, a member of Core Brands, released a major update to its MRC-6430 (Auriel) audio distribution platform with the roll-out of Auriel 2.0. The new upgrade is will include a lot of performance enhancements such as streaming audio, climate and lighting control, plus remote access features and will be available for free to all existing system owners.

A single MRC-6430 chassis can deliver audio to six zones through seven input sources, and two chassis can be linked together to create a 12-zone system. With the 2.0 update, the chassis now natively supports streaming from Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn “and other popular Internet radio services.”

Built on sister company ELAN’s Control Platform, it was a natural progression for Auriel to venture into control, and another major update is adding some lighting and thermostat control to the Auriel platform. This will make the Auriel far more than just a “music distribution” system, and instead a powerful home automamtion controller. The system will work with Z-Wave and wireless IP devices such as lighting control system from Lutron (Caseta and Radio RA2) and Aprilaire thermostats. The Auriel system can also be seamlessly added into an ELAN g! system.

Additional integrator-friendly setup options have been added to the Auriel Wizard to cut down configuration time to just minutes. Auriel allows simple setup via a tablet or PC.

“We’re continuing to refine the Auriel home entertainment experience, expanding from the ‘one touch to music’ philosophy that made it an industry favorite,” Core Brands Software Praduct Manager, Tom McKeon commented. “With the ELAN engine under the hood, Auriel delivers an easy-to-install, entertainment-centric solution that is ideal for entry-level control and multi-unit installations.”

Dealers can download the 2.0 update software for free now at Niles Auriel support site.