November 9th, 2010
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced that VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) intercom has been added to the OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens and a door station Connectivity Partner has been established.
The VoIP Intercom is point-to-point from one OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreen to another. Existing jobs with OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens can add Touchscreen-to-Touchscreen intercom functionality with a free firmware update. New OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens will ship with intercom capability. HAI’s Automation Studio software is used to configure the 5.7e’s for intercom use.
Additionally, Dealers can use the supported intercom station (by Connectivity Partner 2N Helios), allowing homeowners to both speak with and see their guest since it supports video streaming. Thanks to the integrated SIP protocol, 2N Helios can make use of all VoIP services, call forwarding at absence (to another office, to the Voicemail system or a cellular phone) or call switching (e.g. from the secretary’s office to a specific person).
The OmniTouch 5.7e intercom features manual accept/reject options, but also possesses the ability to auto-answer. To ensure privacy, the intercom features a do-not-disturb mode.
Intercom is now available on OmniTouch 5.7e’s. Intercom functionality for OmniTouch 10pe Portable Touchscreens and OmniTouchPro interface software for third-party Windows Touchscreens is expected to be available in early 2011.
Local settings at each OmniTouch 5.7e control intercom volume levels (for both voice levels and ring levels) as well as privacy options (auto-answer, do not disturb, and mute). The screen will notify the homeowner where the message originated (front door, guest bedroom, etc).
“We’re very pleased to introduce intercom capability to the HAI product line.” explained HAI President, Jay McLellan. “Communication to a third-party door station was very important on initial release, and Helios 2N IP Door Station is an impressive option.
HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information, please visit HAI’s website, www.homeauto.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) 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, access control products, 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.