Russound, HAI Collaborate on New Program

Encompass will provide a new selection of integrated solutions for custom installers.
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New Orleans, LA--Russound and Home Automation Inc. (HAI) have signed an agreement that will allow the two companies to collaborate in a new program that will bring an enhanced level of features, usability, and value to their installers and end-users.

Christened "EnCompass," the program will ultimately provide a new, comprehensive selection of integration solutions for custom installers who demand "Best of Breed" performance from all aspects of their systems. EnCompass will at first support integration of Russound and HAI products with an extensive education and training program. The first EnCompass webinar will be Wednesday, March 26 at 2:00 pm CDT.

Subsequent plans include the creation of turnkey Automation/Entertainment packages that aim at raising the bar on performance, reliability, and ease-of-installation. The first "Kick-Off" package will include a Russound CAM6.6T Controller with six UNO-S2 Keypads, a system remote, six IR emitters, a punchdown tool, wall plates and rack ears. Also included are an HAI Lumina Pro 44A00-2 with an ethernet port, controller in enclosure with lock and keys, LCD keypad, UPBT Powerline Interface Module and cable, phase coupler, serial cable, transformer and battery, manuals, and accessories, an OmniTouch 5.7 touchscreen, two HLC plug-in lamp modules, a serial cable, Lumina PC Access, and Snap-Link.

"In just a few short years, we've seen the custom installation industry move closer to truly integrating our products and technologies into whole-house networks," said Charlie Porritt, Russound's vice president of sales. "In order for this to become a reality, we know that it is essential to work with the leader in home control products. With our two companies working in tandem, Russound and HAI are poised to make seamless integration of entertainment and environmental controls a reality."

"This is truly a best of breed solutions program that will provide outstanding products in a simplified integrated package," explains HAI president Jay McLellan, "The objective of the program is to streamline the installation process for the custom installer and to enhance the overall experience of the end-user."

Visit www.homeauto.com and www.russound.com.

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