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HAI Integrates with New Connectivity Partners

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) announced that integration has been finalized between HAI Omni and Lumina Family control systems and CoolMaster VRV/VRF air conditioning systems, as well as VIVOTEK IP surveillance solutions. The HAI controller can adjust set points and operating modes with the ability to monitor cha
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Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) announced that integration has been finalized between HAI Omni and Lumina Family control systems and CoolMaster VRV/VRF air conditioning systems, as well as VIVOTEK IP surveillance solutions.

The HAI controller can adjust set points and operating modes with the ability to monitor changes in the aforementioned items. Each indoor CoolMaster unit appears as a standard HAI thermostat and may be controlled as though it was a standard HAI thermostat.

CoolMaster VRV and VRF systems provide connectivity to units from Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Sanyo, Fujitsu, and Daikin. Each CoolMaster adapter supports multiple indoor units. Each thermostat in the HAI home control system can be assigned to an indoor unit on one of the CoolMaster adapters. The CoolMaster adapter utilizes a single setpoint for heating and cooling. Changing either the heat or cool setpoint of the HAI thermostat will control this single setpoint.

"HAI is thrilled to increase connectivity to CoolMaster's HVAC units," said Greg Rhoades, HAI associate director of marketing. "This integration builds upon HAI's ongoing energy management endeavors, including the integration of Carrier/Bryant HVAC systems late last year."

Connectivity occurs using HAI's Serial Connectivity Adapter Kit, part number 36A05-4, or the HAI Serial Expander, part number 10A17-1. Instructions for each installation option are available on HAI's website. CoolMaster interface adapters are supported by HAI's OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina home control systems utilizing HAI controller firmware version 3.8 or later.

In addition, HAI also finalized integration between HAI Omni and Lumina Family control systems and VIVOTEK IP surveillance solutions.

VIVOTEK's line of high definition IP cameras is compatible with HAI's OmniTouch 10pe Touchscreen, 5.7e Touchscreen, as well as software: Snap-Link Mobile for Android, Snap-Link Mobile for iPhone, and WL3. Users are able to choose from a broad camera selection with features such as H.264 compression, SD card recording, multiple video streams, true day/night, and more.

"Adding VIVOTEK as a partner will certainly please both our residential and commercial customers," Rhoades said. "Homeowners and business managers can even use our Snap-Link software applications to pan/tilt/zoom for additional peace of mind."

"We are pleased to partner with HAI, which has a long history in this industry for providing top-end home automation solutions," said Archie Mandap, technical manager at VIVOTEK USA. "Models appropriate for residential installation include dome and cube style cameras that are unobtrusive while providing detailed surveillance video. This alliance makes perfect sense given that we share similar channel partners and that VIVOTEK is always driving to bring additional levels of usability to our customer base."

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