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HAI and NEC Finalize Integration

Home Automation (HAI) has teamed up with NEC Corporation of America , enabling access to HAI home control solutions using the NEC DSX telephone system. NEC's DSX-40 is a residential telephone system with room monitoring intercom, integrated voice mail, and VoIP capability. Now with Home Automation Integration, use
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Home Automation (HAI) has teamed up with NEC Corporation of America, enabling access to HAI home control solutions using the NEC DSX telephone system.

NEC's DSX-40 is a residential telephone system with room monitoring intercom, integrated voice mail, and VoIP capability. Now with Home Automation Integration, users will be able to control the features of an HAI home control system to adjust lighting, security, access, audio, climate, and scenes.

Several telephone models are available within the NEC DSX product line including an 8-Button Cordless, 22-Button Display, 34-Button Display, and 34-Button Super Display. DSX Home Automation Integration supports the HAI OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina home control systems. Integration occurs via the home network.

"It is essential to present as many fully functional interfaces to the end-user as possible, especially with familiar devices like NEC's telephone systems," said Scott Dudoussat, HAI director of technical services. "The integration between NEC and HAI provides a great option particularly in bedrooms, media rooms, and kitchens."

"NEC is pleased to be a connectivity partner with HAI," said Bill Magri, director of SMB Advanced Technology, NEC. "Our DSX system with Home Automation Integration enables an unprecedented level of control from a desktop telephone. Together, NEC and HAI have produced a solution that we believe will be well received by our customers."

In addition, HAI has contracted Security Solutions to act as a manufacturer's representative.

The addition of Security Solutions addresses several needs for HAI's existing distribution and installing dealer customers. With five representatives in the field, Security Solutions provides an additional level of HAI product support. They will also assist with HAI's marketing and sales initiatives.

Security Solutions will assist HAI Regional Sales Managers in: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and portions of New Jersey. Their support will be in addition to HAI's Robert Pickral, southern regional sales manager, and Patrick Gilligan, northern regional sales manager.

"Having Security Solutions assistance on HAI's sales team provides increased customer contact and service for existing customers, while developing new customers as well," Pickral said.

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