New Orleans, LA–HAI will soon support multi-room audio systems by both NuVo and Russound via its OmniPro II home control system and OmniTouch touchscreen interface.
The support of NuVo’s Concerto and Russound’s CAV 6.6 audio systems was demonstrated at HAI’s booth and at the NextGen 05 Demonstration Home during CES with product shipping at the end of January 2005. Upgrade chips will be available for OmniPro II and OmniTouch products currently in use.
The OmniPro II is HAI’s sixth-generation controller and debuted at the CES show in 2001. It includes UL-listed security, HVAC and lighting control for energy management and the ease of telephone and Internet access and control. Additionally it features a built-in Ethernet port. The OmniTouch is a “plug and play” touchscreen interface.
For the Russound and NuVo products, the OmniTouch can be used to control on/off, volume, muting and source selection for each of the audio zones. Additionally audio zones can be controlled by “OmniPro II modes” such as preset volume and lighting levels for “party” mode or outside speakers and lights turn off with “night” or “away” modes.