August 31, 2007 (updated 9/7/07)
HAI has released versions 2.5.7249 for both its Web-Link II and
Home Control for Windows Media Center software to control its home
These updates are FREE for all registered Web-Link II and
Home Control for Window Media Center customers.
If you have registered your software, you will be receiving an e-mail providing
you with instructions for obtaining this update. Otherwise, you may contact
to receive these instructions.
This update patch adds the following features:
This version can
be installed on Windows Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate, Vista Business, or
Vista Enterprise, as well as Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, and Windows
now supports communications with Russound CAM and CAV, NuVo Concerto, Essentia,
and Simplese, and HAI Hi-Fi Whole Home Audio Distribution Systems. The status
(i.e. power state, current volume, mute status, and selected source) of each
named audio zone is displayed along with various controls for the zone. When connected to source equipment that generates metadata (i.e. Song
Title, Artist, Genre, Album Name, Channel Number, Channel Name, etc.), the
status along with the source metadata is displayed.
Preferences tool can be used to customize what the HAI Web-Link II interface
displays. Naming within the HAI system limits the user to 15 character names.
Using the interface preferences tool, Web-Link II can display up to 64
characters. In addition, the Interface Preferences tool can be used to prevent
selected items from being displayed within HAI Web-Link II.
To change the
display of a name by using the Interface Preferences tool, first select the type
of name that will be changed. Along the top of the tool there are 6
options. The choices are control, security, thermostats, temperature,
messages, or buttons. To change the display name, simply type the new name
into the box on the right side of the old name. Once the new name has been
entered, the Interface Preferences tool automatically updates the information in
HAI Web-Link II.
If there are
certain named devices that you would like not to be display in Web-Link II,
simply uncheck the check box to the right of that named device and the device’s
name will no longer be displayed in HAI Web-Link II.