Cool New Way to Access and Control All of Your Home Functions
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, has announced a new software product called WL3 for Windows Home Server. WL3 is an Add-in for a Windows Home Server that allows you to monitor and control your HAI Home Control System from any device with a web browser, including the newly announced iPhone 2.0, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Smartphone, computer, PDA, etc.
WL3 allows you to change your home’s temperatures, adjust the lights or security settings, or view any supported camera securely and easily. WL3 automatically configures supported UPnP IP cameras on your home network and allows you to manually configure other IP cameras on your network or cameras that reside anywhere on the Internet. It also allows you to view and record video from cameras in your home or from public IP cameras around town, such as traffic and weather cameras. Regardless of the brand of camera, the video is displayed in the WL3 format so that all camera feeds have a consistent look and feel. Easily select any camera, choose the frame rate and screen size, manually start and stop video recording, take a snapshot of the video image, and play, pause, or stop the video stream.
The Windows Home Server is a central server that stores, organizes, protects, and allows you to share all of your digital photos, music, video, and documents, while running quietly in the background. When the WL3 for Windows Home Server Add-in is installed, it is continually monitoring your home. It can inform you of events such as the alarm system being disarmed or activated, a car entering the garage/driveway, or even if the wine cellar door or pool gate has been opened. WL3 for Windows Home Server can record video based on an event and/or send e-mails or text messages to inform you when an event has taken place. Recorded videos and snapshots are categorized and can be viewed anytime you log into WL3, locally or from over the Internet. The video can be played at normal speed or accelerated. There is even an option to step through each frame of the recorded video.
WL3 for Windows Home Server is customizable and allows you to change the user interface by applying different graphic and color schemes. You can also add RSS feeds for custom data, such as weather forecasts, sports scores, news, personal blogs, and much more, to your WL3 Home Page.
WL3 for Windows Home Server will be shipping in July and will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronic Association’s Digital Downtown (www.digitaldowntown-nyc.com), Consumer Technology Showcase, June 12-14 in New York. The event is open and free to the public and will be held at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in Lower Manhattan.
HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers. For more information regarding HAI’s WL3 for Windows Home Server or other HAI products, please visit www.homeauto.com or call 800-229-7256.
HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.