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HAI and NEC Finalize Integration, Announce Connectivity Partnership

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Greg Rhoades
Director of Marketing

Security & Automation

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NEC Telephone Super DisplayMarch 17th, 2011

HAI products will be demonstrated in booth #801 at Electronic House Expo, held in Orlando, Florida, on March 17-19, 2011. HAI also has a training session on March 18th in room 330C of the Orange County Convention Center.

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced that they have teamed with NEC Corporation of America (NEC), enabling access to HAI home control solutions using the NEC DSX telephone system.
NEC’s DSX-40 is a sophisticated residential telephone system with room monitoring intercom, integrated voice mail, and VoIP capability. Now with Home Automation Integration, users will be able to easily control the features of an HAI home control system. Simply navigate step-by-step through your home automation devices and options or use feature keys to directly control lighting, security, access, audio, climate, and scenes

Control your home and premises lighting from the convenience of any DSX telephone in the house. Press a key to turn on all lights in a room or to simply adjust the brightness of a sconce light on the wall. Easily view the alarm status and arm the system from the phone. Select any audio zone in your home to control power, choose a music source, or adjust the volume. DSX even automatically mutes the audio in the room when the phone is ringing or a call is placed. The telephone display also shows the current temperature and relative humidity at various locations inside and outside the home. Adjust heating, air conditioning, and humidification settings from any room in the home.

Several telephone models are available within the NEC DSX product line including an 8-Button Cordless, 22-Button Display, 34-Button Display, and 34-Button Super Display. DSX Home Automation Integration supports the HAI OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina home control systems. Integration occurs via the home network.

“It is essential to present as many fully functional interfaces to the end-user as possible, especially with familiar devices like NEC’s telephone systems,” explains Scott Dudoussat, HAI Director of Technical Services. “The integration between NEC and HAI provides a great option particularly in bedrooms, media rooms, and kitchens.”

“NEC is pleased to be a connectivity partner with HAI”, said Bill Magri, Director of SMB Advanced Technology, NEC. “Our DSX system with Home Automation Integration enables an unprecedented level of control from a desktop telephone. Together, NEC and HAI have produced a solution that we believe will be well received by our customers.”

HAI products are available through a national network of authorized distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries.  For more information on HAI, please visit www.homeauto.com or email sales@homeauto.com.

NEC’s DSX system is available through a national network of authorized distributors. For more information, please visit www.necdsx.com or email GeneralSales@necam.com.

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, 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.

About NEC Corporation of America
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network and communications products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications and biometric security. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with operations in 30 countries and more than $38.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.

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