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Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced a significant update for their controllers and interfaces, allowing configuration of items by room.

Now, homeowners will be able to use their iPhone, iPod, or iPad to quickly dial into a specific room.  From one page, they can access everything in that room, including settings for lights, temperatures, audio/video, and more.

Using HAI’s PC Access software, dealers can provide custom room text like “Living Room”, “Master Bedroom”, and “Patio”, and classify which automated devices belong in every room.  That information is then distributed to and accessible from every enhanced interface in the home.  This enhancement will first be available for Snap-Link Mobile for iPhone, and will be incorporated into HAI’s other award-winning interfaces.

Additionally, the HAI controller will now store settings for the configuration of IP devices such as HAI Dock, HAI Music Gateway, and IP surveillance cameras.   This allows easier and reduced installation times since supported interfaces can retrieve settings directly from the controller.
These new developments will be incorporated into HAI’s next controller firmware update, expected in September 2011.  All items are backwards compatible.  Users of Snap-Link Mobile for iPhone receive free upgrades.

“The room enhancement is particularly useful for large residences and small commercial spaces, some of which have over 200 lighting loads and dozens of thermostats”, explained HAI President, Jay McLellan.  “This architectural change, along with the storing of installation settings, is an impressive installation development that for our dealers.”
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.