New Orleans, LA — January 8, 2007
HAI Snap-Link Wins 2007 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award
HAI, the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announces that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has awarded HAI’s Snap-Link with a 2007 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Integrated Home Systems category. An independent panel of preeminent industrial designers, engineers and members of the press selected the winners. Additionally the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) endorsed and acted as advisors to the Innovations awards. The judges determine the winning products based on user value, unique and novel features, contribution to the quality of life, and the aesthetic and design qualities of the product.
Snap-Link is a USB key that plugs into any computer and directly communicates through the secure Ethernet port on an HAI home control system. It gives homeowners the ability to check and adjust lights, security, temperatures, webcams, and more. It is very secure, easy to use, with no installation or on site computer required. Moreover, there are no monthly fees associated with this software. Snap-Link is currently shipping and has a suggested retail price of $99.
Previously Snap-Link was designated as a Finalist for Electrical Contracting Products’ 2006 INNOVATION Awards and recently was awarded a CHIP (CePro High Impact Product) by the readers of CePro magazine. The CHIP awards are based on the recommendations of professional integrators who have sold, installed, and profited from the winning products.
HAI products are sold through a worldwide network of Distributors and installed by over 1000 trained dealers. For more information on HAI’s Snap-Link or other award winning products, please visit www.homeauto.com, or call (800) 229-7256.
About HAI: 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, Whole Home Audio systems, 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 over 1000 trained dealers.