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HAI will demonstrate the Cellular Communication Center and additional HAI products in Booth 25510 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10, 2010.

View a video demonstration of HAI’s Two-Way Cellular Communication Center.

HAI (Home Automation, Inc.), leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced that the Cellular Communications Center (C3) was selected as an Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award Honoree in the Wireless Handsets Accessories product category. Additionally, the C3 was selected as an Electronic House TOPS award winner in the Structured Cabling Systems, Multimedia Cabling & Fiber Optics category.

The C3 (HAI part number 70A00-1) connects with all standard burglar or fire alarm panels, including HAI controllers, to emulate the phone line signal if there is not one present. The C3 dials out using a cellular network to communicate with a central monitoring station for security panels. It also allows telephone calls to be made or received over the Cellular network using a land line telephone in the home. The central station can call the homeowner for verification in the event of an alarm. The HAI C3 can act as a backup device for remote security monitoring for users without land lines or as a backup for when the land line is cut.

The C3 allows homeowners to tie in existing phones and have them all ring when the SIM card phone number is called. This particular application is perfect for homeowners who wants to rid themselves of the landline bill, but keep their existing phone infrastructure.

“HAI is honored to win another Innovations Honoree Award and a TOPS award,” explains Jay McLellan, HAI President. “Having our engineering efforts recognized by both the Consumer Electronics Association as well as Electronic House is positive reinforcement for our bright team.”

The C3 ships with an included backup battery and an antenna. It requires a GSM SIM card and cellular service. Users are not tied into any particular GSM plan, and there is no programming required.

HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information on HAI, please visit www.homeauto.com or email [email protected]

HAI will be discussing the Cellular Communication Center during the Introduction to Home Automation course, held during CES, on January 7th from 3:30PM – 5:00PM. Email [email protected] for more information.

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.