HAI Announces New Lighting Control Options

Omni Family controllers will now support both Lutron RadioRA and the new Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology.

HAI, the leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced at the EH Expo in Long Beach, CA, that its Omni Family controllers will now support both Lutron RadioRA and the new Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology.

Lutron`s RadioRA dimmers are a favorite of custom electrical installers for high performance and good looks. RadioRA uses innovative radio -frequency communication technology and built -in safeguards to ensure reliable wireless communication between all system components. RadioRA can be installed in any home, including existing homes, late -stage construction, and new homes - without rewiring.

UPB technology is the next generation of powerline carrier technology, using a new digital transmission format with the range and reliability required by professional installers in large custom homes. Developed by industry veteran PCS Lighting of Northridge, CA., UPB has been extensively field tested, with products in use in commercial and now, residential applications.

HAI`s award -winning Omni controllers currently have integrated support of Leviton DHC, Lightolier Compose, Advanced Lighting Control (ALC), Smarthome Mfg., and X -10 Pro.

`HAI remains committed to advancing the state of the art in reliability and ease of installation for home and small commercial automation systems`, explains HAI President Jay McLellan. `Supporting Lutron`s RadioRA and PCS`s UPB technology will give HAI dealers more flexibility to accommodate virtually any type of lighting control for their customers.`

HAI demonstrated the technologies at the EH Expo trade show in Long Beach, CA. Expected release date for support in HAI`s OmniLT, OmniII and OmniProII controllers is January, 2004.

For more information on HAI and its products, please visit www.homeauto.com or call 1 -800 -229 -7256.

About HAI (Home Automation, Inc.)

HAI (www.homeauto.com) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award -winning automation products, including three different automation controllers, communicating programmable thermostats, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI`s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by over 1000 trained dealers.

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