September 13th, 2006
HAI Launches Hi-Fi by HAI Whole Home Audio System at CEDIA
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leading manufacturer of home control products since 1985, will be demonstrating its new Hi-Fi by HAI Whole Home Audio system in Booth 785 at the CEDIA show being held September 14 – 17 in Denver, Colorado.
Hi-Fi by HAI is an affordable high fidelity digital Whole Home Audio distribution system that has 4 zones and 4 sources, expandable to 8 zones and 6 sources. It is a notable new entry in Whole Home Audio because it has three times more power than “amplified keypad” systems at similar cost and is the first built-in unit with remote input modules, so music can be enjoyed in any room regardless of where the music source is located.
Hi-Fi by HAI’s highly efficient digital design means there is no need to run wires to a central audio rack. Instead, the main unit is mounted on a closet wall or in a structured wiring enclosure, so the wiring is hidden. Volume and Source Controls (VSC) with a routed IR repeater then communicate with the main unit. The result is music from an office PC or bedroom iPod can be enjoyed and controlled from any other room in the house.
Additionally, Hi-Fi by HAI is plug and play with HAI’s Omni and Lumina automation controllers. The controller can set each zone’s source and volume for parties, watching TV, morning news and goodnight, for example, to coordinate the audio system with daily activities. HAI’s many user interfaces will also control the Hi-Fi, including the OmniTouch touchscreen, consoles and keypads, Snap-Link, Home Control for Windows Media Center and Web-Link II.
“This is a very exciting new product that HAI developed in conjunction with NuVo Technologies,” explains HAI President Jay McLellan. “Our dealers can now offer an affordable high fidelity Whole Home Audio distribution system that is modular, easy to install and use, has seamless integration with HAI’s home control systems, and allows users to enjoy their music in a flexible and convenient way.”
All products in the Hi-Fi by HAI line will be shipping by end of year and sold through HAI’s worldwide distribution channels. For more information 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, 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.