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HAI by Leviton Announces 350 Five-Star Dealers Dealer recognition program honors outstanding installation dealers

Melville, New York, April 10, 2013 – HAI by Leviton announced today the recipients of its 2013 Five-Star Dealer recognition program on April 8 at the International Security Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

HAI by Leviton’s annual Five-Star Dealer program was initiated in 2001 to recognize and reward select outstanding dealers. Recipients are selected based on various criteria including the number of years the dealer has been installing HAI by Leviton solutions, the number of systems installed in the previous year and unique marketing or programming solutions that involve HAI by Leviton products.

“The annual recognition program allows us to amplify the reliable and innovative work that our installing dealers are conducting worldwide,” said Greg Rhoades, HAI by Leviton Director of Marketing. “This also provides HAI by Leviton with an opportunity to receive detailed feedback regarding our marketing, training and engineering efforts, helping to refine our products and support programs for our integrators and end-users.”

Home and business owners across the world can easily find all local winning companies named as 2013 HAI by Leviton Five-Star Dealers by entering a zip code or selecting a country in the dealer listing database at www.homeauto.com/howtobuy.

About HAI by Leviton

HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton

Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/levitonor http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

 

Jay McLellan Named Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association

HAI by Leviton announced today that president Jay McLellan has been named Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). In his newly appointed role, Mr. McLellan will oversee the strategic direction of the CEA, the nation’s preeminent trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies.

“As a member of CEA for more than 20 years, I have witnessed the industry’s rapid advancement, and feel honored to be named Chairman of the Executive Board,” expressed Jay McLellan. “CEA represents $206 billion of economic activity in the United States, and works to promote innovation and a healthy economy to bring new technology, entertainment, jobs and prosperity to consumers across the nation.”

Mr. McLellan has been an active member of the CEA’s TechHome division board since its founding in 1989, taking on numerous leadership roles within the organization, including most recently serving as the vice chair of the Executive Board in 2011.

Mr. McLellan cofounded Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) in 1985, and served as the company’s CEO and president until August 2012, when HAI was acquired by Leviton. In his current role with HAI by Leviton, Mr. McLellan oversees all facets of the business unit’s development, production and sale of residential and commercial controllers, sensors, lighting control devices, thermostats, touchscreens, audio and Internet controlled devices.

About HAI by Leviton HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

HAI by Leviton Releases Omni-Bus Scene Controller

HAI by Leviton announced today the release of its new Omni-Bus Scene Controller, designed for controlling 110/220/240V markets to enable the configuring of lighting scenes or moods.

The new Omni-Bus Scene Controller defines up to 32 different scenes and controls a total of 256 Omni-Bus load control modules. Each scene can be triggered from up to eight different Omni-Bus input device buttons, including the wall switch, wall mount remote, switch interface or key fob remote. When used in conjunction with an HAI by Leviton control system and Omni-Bus Interface Translator, users can trigger scenes from an HAI controller, touchscreen or smartphone/tablet application. Multiple Omni-Bus Scene Controllers may be installed on the network for additional scene capability.

“Adding scene control to the already robust Omni-Bus offering is a perfect next step for our international markets,” said Allison Read, International Director of Sales for HAI by Leviton. “Now, home and business owners can push one button and have all lights adjust to optimal lighting levels for a party, dinner preparation, bedtime or more.”

Omni-Bus components can be used in a standalone lighting control network, or for increased functionality, tied into an Omni or Lumina control system for automatically turning off lights when exiting the home or business to reduce energy expenses.

About HAI by Leviton HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

HAI by Leviton’s Hi-Fi 2 4×4 Audio System Now Available

HAI by Leviton announced today that its new Hi-Fi 2 Four Zone, Four Source (4×4) Distributed Audio System is now available and shipping. The new version is a more compact and inexpensive extension of HAI by Leviton’s revolutionary Hi-Fi 2 system, ideal for controlling, sharing and listening to audio systems in buildings with multiple units, such as townhomes, luxury hotel suites, condominiums and small office buildings.

Users will be able to control the new system through HAI by Leviton’s free Hi-Fi 2 app that will soon be available on both Apple’s iOS and Android devices.

Jay McLellan, HAI by Leviton’s president, explained: “The new Hi-Fi 2 4×4 Distributed Audio System from HAI by Leviton offers an affordable solution for multiple-dwelling units that can be easily accessed and controlled by most of the leading smart phone devices.”

Complete product information about the Hi-Fi 2 4×4 Distributed Audio System can be found in the new product announcement press release from September.

About HAI by Leviton HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

HAI by Leviton Releases Omni LTe Home Control System

HAI by Leviton announced today the launch of its new Omni LTe home control system. The system provides enhanced comfort, safety, convenience and energy savings by coordinating multiple subsystems including lighting, heating and air, security, audio/video, scenes and messaging.

The Omni LTe system controls homes and businesses by schedule, motion detection, door openings, sunrise, sunset, alarm activation/deactivation and more. The system features an Ethernet port and may be controlled remotely from a PC, laptop, tablet, Smartphone or e-Reader, as well as onsite from in-wall or table-top touch screens. Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) devices.

“The HAI by Leviton Omni LTe provides users with a full spectrum of advanced automation for efficient and convenient home control,” explained Jay McLellan, President of HAI by Leviton. “The Omni LTe acts as the brain of automated buildings by coordinating all of the systems within a space to communicate with each other to enhance security, save money and add peace of mind.”

Omni LTe controllers are CP-01 compliant and UL Listed residential security and fire systems, detecting intrusion, smoke and fire, carbon monoxide, water and other hazards with wired or wireless sensors. The Omni LTe can control up to 32 individual lighting loads, accommodate up to four access control readers and coordinate up to four thermostats. The system supports the following protocols and products: X-10, UPB, Omni-Bus, ZigBee, Vizia RF Z-Wave, Clipsal C-Bus, Dynalite, Coolmaster, KNX, HAI Hi-Fi and HAI Hi-Fi 2.
The HAI by Leviton Omni LTe is now available across all sales channels. Part numbers include 20A00-70, Omni LTe Controller in enclosure; 20A00-72, Omni LTe Controller for Structured Wiring Enclosures; and the 20A00-73, Omni LTe Board Only. The Omni LTe is available in 13 languages including English, Arabic (AR), Catalan (CAT), Simplified Chinese (CHS), Traditional Chinese (CHT), French (FR), German (GER), Hebrew (HE), Italian (IT), Portuguese (POR), Russian (RU), Latin American Spanish (SPA), and European Spanish (SPE).

A comparison chart of all HAI Omni home control systems is available here: http://www.homeauto.com/Downloads/Products/AutomationControllers/OmniLTe/OmniComparisonChart.pdf

About HAI by Leviton HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

HAI by Leviton Unveils Hi-Fi 2 Four Zone, Four Source Distributed Audio System

HAI by Leviton announced today the Hi-Fi 2 Four Zone, Four Source (4×4) Distributed Audio System. The new version is a more compact and inexpensive extension of the company’s revolutionary Hi-Fi 2 system, ideal for controlling, sharing and listening to audio systems in buildings with multiple units, such as townhomes, luxury hotel suites, condominiums and small office buildings. The system can be controlled via the included remote control or directly by the free Android or iPhone application.

The new Hi-Fi 2 4×4 provides an affordable distributed audio option with 20 watts per channel that fits directly into a Leviton Structured Media Center wiring enclosure at half-width. As with the entire Hi-Fi 2 line, the new 4×4 model allows users to listen to and share music sources with any room that has speakers connected to the device. Both local and remote source inputs are standard features, with optional wireless Bluetooth connectivity. The Remote Input Module (RIM) features a routed IR emitter jack for remotely controlling existing source equipment from any room that has a volume source control.
“HAI by Leviton’s Hi-Fi 2 is already the most compact yet powerful system on the market, so the addition of a four zone, four source version ensures that this product can be even more affordable for any size installation,” said Jay McLellan, president of HAI by Leviton. “This development is yet another example of HAI by Leviton providing contractors and installers with solutions that are best suited for their specific needs.”
The Hi-Fi 2 4×4 unit uses the same volume source control, RIM and optional Bluetooth RIM as the larger Hi-Fi 2 8×8. The new version comes complete with the Hi-Fi 2 4×4 amplifier, four volume source controls, two remote input modules, a remote control and a power supply, all packaged in an environmentally friendly carton made of 100 percent recycled materials. Color change kits are also available separately for the wall-mounted volume source control and remote input modules.

HAI will be teaching two free courses at CEDIA, “Introduction to Home Automation” and “HAI Application Programming.” For more information, email: training@homeauto.com.

The HAI by Leviton Hi-Fi 2 4×4 will be available in all markets during Q4 2012. The product is available with a variety of international power plugs, including HAI by Leviton part numbers 95A00-3 (US), 95A00-4 (UK), 95A00-5 (EU) and 95A00-6 (AU). A high resolution photo of the Hi-Fi 2 4×4 can be downloaded here: http://www.homeauto.com/mediacenter/HaiPRImage.asp?image=95A00-3.jpg

About HAI by Leviton HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.