July 18th, 2011
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced today that an iPod/iPhone compatible dock has been released for the Hi-Fi 2 and HAI Connectivity Partner distributed audio systems.
The HAI Dock is designed for use with the Hi-Fi 2 Multi Room Audio System or a supported audio system from NuVo, Russound, Xantech, Speakercraft, and Proficient. The Dock enables an iPod or iPhone to become a source that can be played in any audio zone. The HAI Dock allows IP enabled devices to navigate and browse the music library on the iPod by playlists, artists, albums, songs, podcasts, genres, composers, and audiobooks.
The Dock will send metadata (e.g. playlist, genre, artist, album, and track, etc.) to HAI IP enabled OmniTouch Touchscreens and the Hi-Fi 2’s Volume Source Control. From those devices, homeowners can send control commands (play, pause, stop, next track, previous track, rewind, fast forward, next chapter, previous chapter, etc.) to the iPod that is in the dock. Album art is also displayed as a thumbnail on the HAI IP OmniTouch Touchscreens.
The Dock is available in wired or wireless versions, and supports iPhone (1st, 3G, 3GS, 4G), iPod Touch (1st, 2G, 3G, 4G), iPod Nano (3G, 4G, 5G, 6G), and iPod Classic. When docked, the Apple device not only communicates, but also charges. Up to 8 Docks can be connected and controlled on a network.
“This device lets homeowners easily share their constantly updating music library, including playlists, podcasts and audiobooks,” explained HAI Director of Technical Services, Scott Dudoussat. “Having the metadata displayed on HAI Touchscreens, including album art and track information, is a really cool feature that homeowners will love.”
All HAI Dock products are now shipping, including HAI Dock-Wired, US (HAI Part Number 96A00-1); HAI Dock-Wireless, US (HAI Part Number 96A00-2); HAI Dock-Wired, EU (HAI Part Number 96A00-3); HAI Dock-Wireless, EU (HAI Part Number 96A00-4); Replacement US Power Supply (HAI Part Number 96A01-1); and Replacement EU Power Supply (HAI Part Number 96A01-2).
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 a printed copy can be ordered by calling (800) 229-7256, x 226, or emailing 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.