HAI Smart Grid Solutions Announce Significant In-Home Display Product Improvements + Texas Version

HAI Smart Grid Solutions Announce Significant In-Home Display Product Improvements, Version Specific to Texas Retail Marketplace

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Contact:
Greg Rhoades
HAI Associate Director of Marketing
4330 Michoud Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70129
Phone: (504)736-9810 x 233
Fax: (504) 253-2955
http://smartgrid.homeauto.com
Email: greg.rhoades@homeauto.com

New Orleans, LA - May 8th, 2012

HAI Smart Grid Solutions Announce Significant In-Home Display Product Improvements, Version Specific to Texas Retail Marketplace

To download a high resolution photo of HAI's 81A00-2TXN In-Home Display: http://www.homeauto.com/mediacenter/HaiPRImage.asp?image=81A00-2TXN.jpg

HAI Products will be available for demonstration at the 2012 IEEE PES, in Booth 2891, in Orlando, Florida, May 8-10, 2012.

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced the 81A00-2TXN specific to the Texas retail marketplace, in addition to several family-wide improvements.

In the interest of environmental sensitivity, the 81A00-2TXN IHD has no internal battery and features a USB port for power. The USB port also allows for firmware updates available with a free online tool, and the IHD handles future over the air updates. The IHD supports Time of Use and Inclining Block Rate; shows historic graphs (daily/weekly/monthly); and has support for Multi-ESI.

HAI ZigBee Smart Energy certified products include: 30A Wireless Load Control Module (HAI part number 73A00-3SH), 5A Wireless Load Control Module (73A00-4SH), In-Home Display (81A00-1WHSH), 15A Plug-In Load Control Module (89A00-1SH), Omnistat2 Single Stage Conventional & Heat Pump, White (RC-1000WHSH), and the Omnistat2 Multistage Universal with Humidity Control, White (RC-2000WHSH).
HAI HAN products allow utility customers to implement time of use rating structures, manage demand response by shedding load during peak demand events, and send common custom informational messages to the customer. HAI's Omnistat2 Programmable Communicating Thermostat (PCT) is a flexible product designed for use by utility companies for Home Area Network (HAN) use in Smart Grid programs. It utilizes an easy to understand Multicolor Display that can change colors in response to utility related events. The PCT communicates with smart meters and can be used to display and control HAI's other HAN products such as Load Control Modules (LCM) and can be controlled by the In Home Display (IHD).

HAI's Smart Grid Gold Certified product line is available now.

"HAI is excited to offer a new version of our IHD with innovative features. The inclusion of new features to support more sophisticated rate structures combined with an easy to understand display allows customers to manage their usage more effectively", explained Thomas Pickral, Jr, HAI Director of Smart Grid Solutions. "Additionally, HAI felt that removing the internal battery was the best possible choice to lessen environmental impact and help make IHDs more affordable for low and fixed income households."

HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information, please visit HAI's Smart Grid Solutions website, http://SmartGrid.homeauto.com or email bizdev@homeauto.com

To download a high resolution photo of HAI's 81A00-2TXN In-Home Display: http://www.homeauto.com/mediacenter/HaiPRImage.asp?image=81A00-2TXN.jpg

About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, Touchscreen interfaces, 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 trained dealers in over 80 countries.

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