Xantech’s Award-Winning MRC88 AV Matrix Controller Can Now be Easily Operated via the HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) OmniTouch Touchscreen
Sylmar, Calif. — November 7, 2007 — Xantech has announced the integration of its award-winning MRC88 A/V Matrix Controller with HAI’s OmniPro II and LuminaPro Home Control systems, which will allow users to control and monitor the status of multiple audio zones from an in-wall Touchscreen.
The MRC88, when managed through HAI’s OmniTouch Touchscreen, can be controlled through an interface that resembles a standard Xantech keypad on screen. An HAI OmniTouch Touchscreen can control on/off, volume, muting, transports, audio source, and many other functions for each audio zone.
The integration will also give users the opportunity to fully-customize their home audio as programs can be written for specific applications. With HAI OmniTouch integration users can customize their music and home control experience. Imagine returning home to your favorite music playing, lights set to your desired levels, and temperature set to a cozy setting–just by disarming your alarm system.
“HAI and Xantech both believe that a house can have true automation customized to anyone’s personal preference.” said Rick Seegull, director of business development at Xantech. “As part of HAI’s Connectivity Partners program, we are dedicated to providing the best solutions in a plug-and-play installation.”
The MRC88 is an eight-source, eight-zone A/V distribution amplifier that allows the control and distribution of eight separate source components to eight different zones, with the capacity to expand to up to sixteen zones of control and distribution. The connection to the HAI OmniPro II or LuminaPro controller is though the serial communication port.
The OmniTouch Touchscreen series allows control of lighting, security, temperature, ventilation, home audio and other home items through the HAI Home Control system.
In Brief: Release Summary
Xantech announces the integration of the MRC88 AV Controller Amplifier with HAI’s OmniPro II and LuminaPro Home Control systems as part of HAI’s Connectivity Partners program.
The MRC88 can be managed through an interface displayed on HAI’s OmniTouch Touchscreen that is similar to that of the Xantech keypad.
Users can control variables such as control on/off, volume, muting, transports, audio source, and many other functions for each audio zone
The OmniTouch Touchscreen will allow automated programs to be written to control the MRC88.
About HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)
HAI 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 automation controllers, communicating programmable thermostats, smart light switches, and software that allow 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 over 1000 trained dealers. For more information please visit www.homeauto.com.
About Xantech Corporation
Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of state of the art A/V Distribution and Control Systems, and Component Products, many of which have become the de facto industry standards. Since 1969, over two million of these systems have been installed worldwide.
The Xantech product line includes LCD Touchpanel Controllers, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Audio/Video Systems, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Pre-amplifiers, Multi-Channel Audio Amplifiers, Infrared Receivers, Remote Control Switchers, Interface Modules, IR Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, Volume Controls and IR Accessories. Products are sold to Professional Installers and Distributors directly from Xantech.
Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (www.nortek-inc.com), a multinational manufacture and distributor of building products for residential and commercial markets. Nortek, established in 1967, is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.
For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.