July 20th, 2011
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced today that the MicroControl (81A00-2WHZB) is now shipping.
The MicroControl is the heart of HAI’s stand-alone wireless energy management system – no home control system required. The MicroControl lets you enact time-based schedules for temperatures, water heaters, heating and air conditioning units, pumps, fountains, lamps, generators, and other devices. All products are easy to install since they utilize ZigBee Home Automation Wireless profiles.
When used stand-alone: Automatically set back energy loads from 9AM-4PM during the week, having preferences restore an hour before returning home (to ensure a cool household, a piping hot shower, etc). Leaving unexpectedly? Press one button when walking out the door to put the devices into an energy savings mode. When you return home, press the button again, or set the items to automatically restore after a certain number of hours.
At any time, use the MicroControl’s menu structure to dial into a particular load (pool pump), view its current status, and turn it on or off. Users can also view the current draw (instantaneous consumption) of any connected device.
The MicroControl can also act as a ZigBee Interface Module (ZIM), allowing the standalone system to be fully integrated into an HAI home control system, providing remote monitoring, access, and expanded scheduling and logic.
The ZigBee Home Automation products also include: Omnistat2 Wireless Multistage & Heat Pump w/ Humidity Control (RC-2000colorcodeZB), Omnistat2 Wireless Single-Stage Conventional & Heat Pump (RC-1000colorcodeZB), ZigBee Interface Module (ZIM) for HAI Omni & Lumina Controllers (81A00-3WHZB), 30A Wireless Load Control Module (73A00-3ZB), 5A Wireless Load Control Module (73A00-4ZB), and the 15A Plug-in Load Control Module (89A00-1ZB). Additionally, a complete MicroControl demonstration system is available for dealers and distributors in convenient hardcase (18A00-20).
“The MicroControl, when used in conjunction with HAI’s wireless Omnistat2 Thermostats and Load Control Modules, is designed to control the major energy users in a building at the lowest cost. This gives you the most energy savings per dollar invested in the equipment”, explained HAI President, Jay McLellan. “The MicroControl is an affordable standalone solution for those wishing to employ technology for energy savings in either existing or new homes.”
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.