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HAI Launches IP-Based Entertainment Product Suite

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced that their new IP-based product suite is now shipping. These products include the OmniTouch 10p Touchscreen, Automation Studio design software, and the Home Theater Extender (HTX). Additionally, a new product has been announced and will be shipping soon, the HAI Camera Server.

HAI’s OmniTouch 10p (67A00-1) portable Touchscreen has built in Wi-Fi and a 10.4″ viewable screen to facilitate control of lights, temperature, security, audio/video, and more. Two noteworthy features include the ability to browse the Internet and view supported IP surveillance cameras. The Touchscreens ship ready to use with HAI’s new interface design, or can be fully customized. The units have a built-in stand, and an optional Docking Cradle (67A01-1) is also available. These products are now shipping.

The HAI Automation Studio (1126) design software provides complete Touchscreen customization such as the addition of floor plans and custom images, as well as foreign language support. It also provides the ability view supported IP cameras and to control TV and entertainment components from an HAI Touchscreen. This product is now shipping.

HAI’s Home Theater Extender (86A00-1) adds IR capability to HAI’s new OmniTouch Portable and upcoming 5.7e Touchscreens with over 300,000 built-in IR codes and a built-in IR receiver to learn additional IR codes. This allows homeowners to press one button to turn on the A/V components, play a DVD, close window coverings, and set the entire house to desired temperature and lighting levels for an enjoyable entertainment experience. This product is now shipping.

The HAI Camera Server (87A00-1) is a newly announced product that converts up to 4 analog surveillance camera signals, including HAI’s Indoor Dome Camera (68A01-1) and Day/Night Bullet Camera (68A02-1), to IP video streams. Cameras can then be viewed at home or over the Internet on a PC, OmniTouch 10p, or handheld mobile device, such as PDA, Smartphone, or other device running Windows Mobile operating system, using HAI Snap-Link Mobile (1120M) or HAI WL3 (1112). Additionally, these cameras can be viewed on an iPhone or BlackBerry when HAI WL3 is used. This product will be shipping by July 2009.

“These new IP-based products open the door into the exciting entertainment lifestyles market. HAI can now provide the ultimate entertainment automation experience for homeowners,” explains HAI Chief Technology Officer, Brian Yokum. “We look forward to providing more entertainment options for our dealers and encourage them to be creative with their custom interface designs.”

To download a high resolution photo of HAI’s IP based product suite, please click here (tif).

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 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.

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