Welcome and thank you for visiting our news and events page.

We are living in exciting and dynamic times and we are continually updating our page with new developments to keep you fully informed. We look forward to having you visit us often.

We will be sharing some of our Dealers exciting projects and keep you up to date with new home automation product releases. We will also be sharing with you latest trends in electronic architecture for all home automation systems. Contact us if you need any additional info.

Change is inevitable, and keeping pace with new developments and products is a must for all system integrators.

Parallel Systems is committed to staying in the forefront with Reliable, Quality and Easy to Use Home Intelligence Devices and Systems.



Exclusive Regional Leviton Security and Automation Distributor

Parallel Systems has been appointed as the Exclusive Regional Leviton Security and Automation Importer and Distributor of the full range of Leviton Security and Automation Products, including the newly acquired Bitwise and ClickOn Technology Products in our region.

Parallel Systems offers full training, support, assistance and after sales service to our valued Dealers, Installers and their respective clients within countries in the Sub-Saharan Region.

Enquiries from prospective Dealers / Installers / System Integrators are welcome and can be directed via our contacts page:

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LEVITON (HAI) Security and Automation Training in SA - 2017 Schedule


Parallel Systems regularly offer Leviton Security and Automation (Previously HAI, ClickOn and Bitwise) Automation training in Johannesburg, South Africa for Systems Integrators and Installers in our Sub-Saharan Region.

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Parallel Systems is now offering a new range of Dimmable 230v GU10 5 Watt LED Downlights


Parallel Systems is pleased to announce that Parallel Systems are now stocking a Dimmable 5 Watt 230v ac LED Downlights in both a Pure White and Warm White colour.

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Upgrade Released on Apple iOS 8 to fix Compatability Issues with Snaplink for iPhone / iPad

We upgraded to the new Leviton Security and Automation Snap Link and it seems to be fully functional on iPhone and iPad iOS 8.0.2 with a great new look. We are delighted that all our previous profiles are in tact and available. We will continue to check compatability on Monday with other devices and are still are waiting for the HiFi2 free app upgrade which only partially works on the new iOS8.

Thank you Leviton for the quick action to rectify the problem.

We will be updating you on any new developments on the Apps and again apologise for the inconvenience.

If you need any additional information please contact us.

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Update on Apple iOS 8 Compatability Issues with Snaplink for iPhone / iPad

We are happy to report that early last week, Leviton submitted an iOS 8/iPhone 6 optimized app to Apple. We suggest that if you rely heavily on your Snaplink App that you DO NOT Upgrade until the new upgrade is available from Apple.

The really great news is that not only is the app optimized for the latest iOS, but it will receive a GUI refresh to match the OmniTouch 7

As soon as Apple releases it, you will be able to update it via App store. Once updated, you will be able to see and select the already created accounts; you will not have to create new ones. We apologise for the inconvenience if you need any additional info please contact us.

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20/09/2014- Apple iOS 8 Compatability Issues with Snaplink for iPhone / iPad

September 20, 2014 –

We at Parallel Systems have found some compatability issues with Apple iOS 8. We suggest that if you rely heavily on your Snaplink App that you DO NOT Upgrade until the "bugs" have been sorted out.

Here is a short description of the problem for our dealers. Firstly when you upgrade to the new iOS 8 all your snaplink accounts that you have setup will seem to be lost.

We have reported the issue to Leviton and are sure that they will find a solution as soon as possible. We will keep you posted here on any progress. If you need any additional info please contact us.

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09/09/2014- Leviton Announces Acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC

September 9, 2014 –

Leviton today announced the acquisition of BitWise Controls, LLC, a leader in design and manufacture of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities. Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation controllers for some time and is excited to welcome them into Leviton. As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring BitWise Controls’ entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including their iPhone/iTouch/iPad and Android app-based GUIs that are easy to use and simple to install with drag and drop programming, and the recently launched hand-held remote control.

Additionally, Leviton will offer the Bitwise app on its’popular OmniTouch 7 for applications when fixed touchscreens are required. “Bitwise brings customizable Audio/Video controls to our product portfolio” said Jay McLellan, president of Leviton Security and Automation. “Bitwise and Leviton Installers now have affordable solutions for home theater, restaurants, boardrooms and classrooms that are modular and expandable.” “Leviton is a perfect fit for BitWise and we are very excited to be part of their team” said Lance Beck, CEO of BitWise Controls.

“We look forward to providing continued innovation for our customers. ” “The Bitwise deal, following on the heels of the recent acquisition of ClickOn Technology, demonstrates Leviton's commitment to strategic growth and innovation through acquisitions,” remarked Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton COO. Leviton has evolved its business into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets.


For more information, visit leviton.com, facebook.com/leviton twitter.com/leviton



04/08/2014- Leviton Acquires ClickOn Technology

Melville, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2014 - Leviton today announced the acquisition of all shares of ClickOn Technology, a South African manufacturer of automation technology for residential and commercial applications.

Leviton has a successful history with ClickOn, using a number of the company's automation solutions to enhance Leviton's Security and Automation product offerings. As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring ClickOn's entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including ClickOn's revolutionary remote control system that provides convenient, secure and reliable control of any electrical system and appliance from a single remote control.

" As home automation continues as a growth opportunity for Leviton, we are excited to add ClickOn's DIN rail lighting control solutions to our extensive product offering," said Bruno Filio, Vice President of Sales and International Business Development at Leviton.

"This acquisition demonstrates Leviton's commitment and understanding of the latest trends. It also provides our worldwide customers with the best technologies and affordable easy-to-use control solutions to meet their needs." The acquisition of ClickOn Technology continues Leviton's commitment to strategic growth and innovation through acquisitions. Leviton has evolved its business into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets.

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 leviton.com, facebook.com/leviton twitter.com/leviton, or youtube.com/Levitonmfg.








Leviton Security and Automation Reduces Mobile Application Prices

Leviton Security and Automation (formerly HAI by Leviton) announced the reduction in pricing of their one-time purchase mobile applications (apps) – the Snap-Link Mobile remote access product family – by more than 50 percent. A single Snap-Link Mobile app from Leviton Security and Automation can control multiple properties without site license fees or associated monthly fees,ideal for homeowners with vacation homes or for franchisee owners with multiple store locations. In addition, multiple tablets/smartphones can utilize the same app without device license fees, so a homeowner’s smart phone, tablet and other devices can be integrated with a single purchase. Pricing of the Snap-Link Mobile app has been reduced for the following various device platforms:

  • Snap-Link Mobile for iOS devices.
  • Snap-Link Mobile for Android devices.
  • Snap-Link Mobile for Kindle Fire e-readers.

Leviton announced that the new version the the HiFi System is a more compact and inexpensive, 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 applications.

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HAI by Leviton Announces KNX Gateway

HAI by Leviton announced today the launch of its KNX Gateway, an interface allowing HAI by Leviton’s Omni and Lumina Ethernet-based controllers to communicate with and control KNX devices through KNX’s standardized network communications BUS protocol. Lighting devices, temperature and energy management, motors for window coverings, shades, shutters and more are among the many KNX devices that can be controlled in homes and businesses from an HAI by Leviton interface or automated via controller programming. The KNX Gateway maps specific data points of each KNX device to a unit or thermostat number on the HAI by Leviton controller. The interface between the KNX Gateway and the HAI by Leviton controller utilizes a RS-485 serial connection. Compatible controllers include the OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Omni LTe, Lumina Pro and Lumina. The KNX Gateway is powered either via a PoE Ethernet connection or 12-24V AC/DC. “The KNX Gateway contributes to the bountiful lighting control options within our automation solutions,” said Jay McLellan, president of HAI by Leviton. “KNX is a truly an open platform that guarantees cross-vendor interoperability, and the KNX Gateway product from HAI by Leviton allows for seamless integration with our systems.”

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HAI by Leviton Releases the Hi-Fi 2 Four Zone, Four Source (4x4) Distributed Audio System


HAI by Leviton announced that 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.nt>

The new Hi-Fi 2 4x4 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 4x4 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 4x4 unit uses the same volume source control, RIM and optional Bluetooth RIM as the larger Hi-Fi 2 8x8. The new version comes complete with the Hi-Fi 2 4x4 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.

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HAI by Leviton Releases Omni LTe Home Control System, Inc.

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, Smart phone or e-Reader, as well as onside 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: Omni Controllers Comparison Chart



Leviton Acquires Home Automation, Inc.
August 2nd, 2012

Leviton today announced the acquisition of Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), a leader in home automation controls for residential and light commercial applications. HAI enhances Leviton’s current home automation offerings by providing homeowners with solutions that combine security, energy management and entertainment controls, in user-friendly applications.

Integrating HAI products with Leviton’s solutions provides homeowners with a smart choice for automation and remote access capabilities. HAI has a wide-ranging product offering, from systems that allow homeowners to control their automated video surveillance system and audio devices over the Internet to programmable thermostats and light switches accessible directly from a smart phone.

“Leviton’s acquisition of HAI represents a significant expansion of our offerings in the residential market, and furthers Leviton’s commitment to providing customers with the latest technologies as affordable, easy-to-use solutions,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, Chief Operating Officer of Leviton. “Leviton and HAI are two established brands coming together to offer a complete whole home automation solution that customers can trust.

”HAI will operate as a new,standalone business unit, branded HAI by Leviton, and maintain operations in New Orleans. The new business unit will be managed by Jay McLellan, current CEO and president of HAI, who will report directly to Daryoush Larizadeh. HAI product lines will soon be available through Leviton’s U.S. and international channel partners and distributors. Leviton also plans to provide its builder and contractor network with the necessary training for installing HAI systems.

“We are proud to be part of the Leviton team, joining a company with a rich history and well-established brand,” added Mr. McLellan. “Through the combined technologies from Leviton and HAI, we anticipate continued growth and innovation in the home automation space, providing homeowners with additional advancements for years to come.”

The acquisition of HAI continues Leviton’s commitment to strategic growth and innovation. Leviton has evolved into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets.

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HAI Snap-Link Mobile for iPhone and iPad Now Feature Customizable Remote Control for Audio/Video Equipment



HAI (Home Automation, Inc.), leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced that the iTunes store now features version 1.07 of Snap-Link Mobile that includes the ability to remotely control audio/video equipment when used in conjunction with an HAI Home Theater Extender (HTX2).

The HTX2 (HAI part number 86A00-2) allows for audio/video control using iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (iOS devices) integrated with HAI's Snap-Link Mobile application and an HAI home control system. Additionally, HAI's free HTX2 Mobile Designer software allows for the creation and/or customization of GUI (Graphical User Interface) "remote control" pages that are used for controlling A/V equipment using an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Interface designs for iOS devices can be modified using HAI's HTX2 Mobile Designer software. HAI provides generic templates that can be customized for TV's, Blu-Ray/DVD players, A/V receivers, satellite/cable boxes, tuners, projectors, CD changers, and more. Advanced users can modify the provided templates, design their own templates, or purchase templates from third-parties. Users can even create macro buttons like "Play Movie" to activate a chain of commands, so that all of the applicable audio/video devices are set accordingly with the touch of one button. Audio/video devices can also be separated by room using PC Access so that when the homeowner selects the Living Room, they only gain access to the AV devices within that room.

Enquiries for Training and Supply of the HAI HTX2 from prospective Dealers / Installers / System Integrators are welcome and can be directed via our contacts page:

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Awesome HAI Apple Docks now available at Parallel Systems


The HAI Dock allows users to access music on an iPod through IP-enabled devices over a wired or wireless network. When connected to a Hi-Fi 2 by HAI distributed audio system, the connected iPod or iPhone becomes a source that can be played in any audio zone connected to the Hi-Fi 2.

The attached iPod/iPhone is controlled from IP-enabled devices including HAI OmniTouch IP-enabled Touchscreens and the Hi-Fi 2 by HAI. Metadata (e.g. playlist, genre, artist, album, and track) is sent to IP-enabled devices on the network and displays on Touchscreens and Hi-Fi 2 Volume Source Controls. Send the iPod control commands including play, pause, stop, next/previous track, rewind, fast forward, next/previous chapter. IP-enabled devices navigate and browse the iPod/iPhone music library by playlists, artists, albums, songs, podcasts, genres, composers, and audio books.

See HAI dock in action with HiFi2 showing the album cover art on the Omnitouch 5.7e in the Parallel Systems Showroom.


Enquiries from prospective Dealers / Installers / System Integrators are welcome and can be directed via our contacts page:

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DSTV on Demand (Beta) available in South Africa

South Africa has paid TV available on the internet this is exclusive to DSTV Premium subscribers in South Africa with MWEB ADSL. We strongly recommend that you double check that you have an uncapped connection in place before you let you family loose on this one:)

• MWEB ADSL (Uncapped from R219/month).

• For an optimal online viewing experience, MWEB recommend a 4Mbps line speed.

• A DStv Premium subscription

Certain content is available for immediate viewing or for download up to seven days after broadcast. For a taste of what's available you might want to visit this page http://ondemand.dstv.com

We also found the following DSTV page of Frequently asked Questions to be very useful for technical requirements http://ondemand.dstv.com/Help/FAQ/Default.aspx?cat=TechnicalRequirements#1

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HAI Introduces Snap-Link Mobile Application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

HAI, the leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, announced today that it is finalizing development of an application for use on the Apple® iPhone™, iPod Touch™, and iPad™.

(View a Sneak Peek Demo Video!)

By downloading the application developed by HAI, users can now control their entire HAI home or business from an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Go to "App Store" on your iPhone and search for " SnapLink Mobile for iPhone" The Application costs $49.99 (About R400) What a bargain.

The colorful hand-held interface is similar in design to HAI’s other mobile interfaces including Snap-Link Mobile and WL3.

Complete access to the HAI Omni or Lumina equipped property is available. Homeowners and business managers have the ability to view event logs, real-time surveillance footage, and adjust anything under HAI’s control including lights, temperatures, window coverings, audio, and more.

“HAI’s full-featured application provides another option for remote access, but access within the home as well”, explained HAI President, Jay McLellan. “Apples affordable touchscreen devices allow for a plethora of control options that are perfect for HAI installations.”

The application is available for download in the SA itunes store now.

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New HDTV PVR Decoder Released in SA

Our suppliers have informed us that a brand new HD PVR has just been released. We will test the performance and keep you updated.

We believe the older decoder is still selling in the retail sector.

You might also want to visit the DSTV site.

http://www.dstv.com/dstvsa/content/en/dstvsa/hd

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Parallel Systems Officially Authorised Stocking HAI Distributor
As an Officially Authorised Importer and Distributor of the full range of HAI Products, Parallel Systems offers full training,
assistance as well as an after sales service to our valued Dealers, Installers and their respective clients.

Enquiries from prospective Dealers / Installers / System Integrators are welcome and can be directed via our contacts page:

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HAI Launches Website for International Market in Response to Growing Demand Worldwide

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, has launched a new website to target the growing international interest in their products. The website, www.HAI-International.com highlights the benefits and flexibility of the HAI product line and addresses specific international needs.

“HAI’s International Sales have grown 34% in 2009 at a time when most markets are holding their own or declining,” explains Allison Read, HAI Director of International Sales & Marketing. “The website is part of an overall plan that was implemented this year that includes foreign language products and marketing materials as well as HAI’s participation in more trainings and trade shows worldwide.”
More information is available at the HAI International Website.
www.hai-international.com/index.html

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Industry Opinion: Preparing for new TV Technologies compiled by Yasmin Hashmi Hidden Wires Mag.

We at Parallel Systems are continually challenged to install the most cost effective display solution for our clients and yet allow the system to be upgradable and adaptable for new technologies. This is often referred to as "future proof". We know it is virtually impossible to predict the future of Multi media but it is articles in leading magazines such as Hidden Wires that help us to cable our clients homes and commercial premises with the correct current solutions for the foreseeable future.

Yasmin Hashmi - Hidden Wires Magazine has compiled a collection of responses from world leading brands experts on their thoughts for new TV technologies. This is well worth a read if you are interested in what's coming. Home Area network direct into your display and 3D TV
The link to the Hiddenwires site is http://hiddenwires.co.uk

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LED TV

First it was Plasma TV's and then, just when you were getting used to LCD TV's the LED TV is released. Samsung have released a new range of LED TV's and have the following to say about their new product. "There can be only one thinnest, clearest, most elegant television. Easily, it is Samsung's LED TV Series 8. Breathtakingly thin, it's designed as one seamless piece of flawless crystal. On its screen, vivid details are captured in every frame. Picture edge-blur removed and full, robust colour restored to each pixel. Watch television programs knowing you're also being considerate to the environment. It's a remarkable feat of design, on or off."

Samsung have two models of the Series 8 on their website, a 46" and a 55"
The Specifications of the very big UA55B8000XR are very impressive with: -
Screen Size = 55" Wide ,Ultra Slim Design with a operational power consumption of 260 watts Dynamic Contrast = Mega Contrast: 3,000,000:1 Network Ready, 100 / 200Hz Motion Plus Resolution 1920 X 1080 Full HD TV Support DLNA Wireless Sound Output: 2 X 15 Watt USB2, 4 X HDMI, etc.

We have found that the picture quality of the LED TV's that we have installed so far to be awesome. The LED seems to also out perform other TV's when upscalling from AV receivers and DVD Players.

You might also want to visit the Samsung site. http://www.samsung.com

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New Lasar Scan Detector for Early Warning Intruder Detection

The REDSCAN RLS-3060 is an innovative laser scan detector. It can detect a moving object's size, speed, and distance from the detector and process that information with a unique algorithm, which results in high-reliability detection of people with minimal false alarms. The detector can also be mounted vertically or horizontally according to the application and site conditions.

When vertical detection area is selected, the RLS-3060 creates a 60m detection area that functions like an invisible wall. With four outputs for remote video applications and four fully programmable detection areas linked with these outputs, the RLS-3060 is the ideal detector for controlling PTZ cameras.
More information is available at the Optex Redwall site. www.optex.co.jp

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HDTV in SA

South Africa has finally got High Definition Television (HDTV) Transmissions and we have trained our staff to be able to offer you this option when we integrate your Home Theatre or Video system.

You will need a HD Decoder and you may need to change your LNB. We will still be able to use your existing decoder to distribute SD (Standard Definition TV) in your home.

You might also want to visit the DSTV site. http://www.dstv.com/dstvsa/content/en/sa/hd

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HAI Launches IP-Based Entertainment Product Suite

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced that their new IP-based product suite is now shipping. These products include the OmniTouch 10p Touchscreen, Home Theater Extender (HTX)and the HAI Camera Server.

•HAI’s OmniTouch 10p portable Touchscreen has built in Wi-Fi and a 10.4” viewable screen to facilitate control of lights, temperature, security, audio/video, and more. Two noteworthy features include the ability to browse the Internet and view supported IP surveillance cameras. The Touchscreens ship ready to use with HAI’s new interface design, or can be fully customized. The units have a built-in stand, and an optional Docking Cradle.More Info

•HAI’s Home Theater Extender adds IR capability to HAI’s new OmniTouch Portable and upcoming 5.7e Touchscreens with over 300,000 built-in IR codes and a built-in IR receiver to learn additional IR codes. This allows homeowners to press one button to turn on the A/V components, play a DVD, close window coverings, and set the entire house to desired temperature and lighting levels for an enjoyable entertainment experience.

•The HAI Camera Server is a newly announced product that converts up to 4 analog surveillance camera signals to IP video streams. Cameras can then be viewed at home or over the Internet on a PC, OmniTouch 10p, or handheld mobile device, such as PDA, Smartphone, or other device running Windows Mobile operating system, using HAI Snap-Link Mobile or HAI WL3. Additionally, these cameras can be viewed on an iPhone or BlackBerry when HAI WL3 is used.

You might also want to visit HAI's site. http://www.homeauto.com

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Why IP Makes Sense for Whole-Home Control by Thomas Pickral Jr

Thomas Pickral Jr., a highly respected home automation specialist, has written a very interesting and informative article in the Hiddenwires Mag which is well worth a read. He has it broken down into the following paragraphs : - The benefits of IP, What is IP, IP Hardware, IP and Entertainment and IP & Security

You can access the article by "clicking" on the link. The link to the Hiddenwires site is. http://www.hiddenwires.co.uk

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SpeakerCraft ERS 1.0 Takes Top Honors at CEDIA Expo

SpeakerCraft, America’s original manufacturer of in-wall speakers is pleased to announce that their ERS 1.0 iPhone Interface Kit was awarded Best New Product in CEDIA’s Manufacturer’s Excellence Awards at the Expo in Denver Colorado. The Best New Product winners were selected onsite at the expo from a list of 30 finalists by a committee of industry professionals. The ERS 1.0 Kit is an accessory that adds the iPhone interface function to SpeakerCraft’s popular MZC platform. By connecting the MZC to the home’s existing WiFi network the iPhone becomes a remote that can control the system from anywhere inside or outside the house.

Its reach is only limited by the home’s wireless network. By taking advantage of the iPhone’s Safari® browser there is no necessity to download or program the iPhone itself. In fact there is essentially no programming required at all for existing MZC systems. The unit is literally plug-n-play.

More information can be found at http://www.speakercraft.com/

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HAI Now Shipping WL3 for Windows® Home Server


New Orleans, LA

HAI (Home Automation,Inc.), a leading manufacturer of integrated automation and security products since 1985, has announced it is now shipping a new software product called WL3 for Windows Home Server.  WL3 is an Add-in for a Windows Home Server that allows you to monitor and control your HAI Home Control System from any device with a web browser, such as a computer, PDA, Smartphone, BlackBerry™ , iPhone 2.0™, iPod Touch™, etc. 

WL3 allows you to change your home’s temperatures, adjust the lights or security settings, or view any supported camera securely and easily.  WL3 automatically configures supported UPnP IP cameras on your home network and allows you to manually configure other IP cameras on your network or cameras that reside anywhere on the Internet.  It also allows you to view cameras in your home or from public IP cameras around town, such as traffic and weather cameras./p>

Regardless of the brand of camera, the video is displayed in the WL3 format so that all camera feeds have a consistent look and feel.  Easily select any camera, choose the frame rate and screen size, manually start and stop video recording, take a snapshot of the video image, and play, pause, or stop the video stream.

WL3 can also record video based on an event and/or send e-mails or text messages.  Recorded videos and snapshots are categorized and can be viewed anytime you log in, locally or over the Internet.  WL3 continually monitors your home and can inform you of events such as the alarm system being disarmed, or a car entering the garage.  Furthermore, WL3 is customizable and allows you to change the user interface by applying different graphic and color schemes, add RSS feeds, weather, sports, news, personal blogs and more. 

For more information visit http://www.homeauto.com

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HAI Omnistat2 - HAI's Newest Generation of Energy Efficient Thermostats

We are happy to tell you that we have these great new communicating thermostats in stock and would be delighted to show them to you. They have a host of functions including energy saving features as listed below: -

  • Learns how your home heats and cools to intelligently control the equipment for efficiency and comfort
  • Graphical display of HVAC usage, by week
  • 7 day schedule with copy function
  • Temperature settings for Home, Night, Away, and Vacation when integrated with an HAI home control system
  • Filter reminder for peak efficiency
  • Built-in vacation mode feature – restores temperatures before arriving home
For more information visit http://www.homeauto.com

We want to make your life easier so that you can spend more of your precious time with the people that count.

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