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HAI Hi-Fi 2 Music Gateway and iPhone App Preview

HAI Hi-Fi 2 Music Gateway and iPhone App

HAI Hi-Fi 2 Music Gateway and iPhone App


  • Product Name: Hi-Fi 2 Music Gateway and iPhone App
  • Manufacturer: HAI
  • Review Date: January 07, 2011 08:35
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Executive Overview

HAI announced today that they will be showcasing a standalone audio package at the Consumer Electronics Show.  This package allows HAI's iPhone app to connect directly to the Hi-Fi 2 and Music Gateway systems without requiring a home control system. The all-new Hi-Fi 2 by HAI is a powerful distributed audio system with both local and remote inputs for increased ease of installation.  The Music Gateway stores and serves thousands of songs to HAI's Hi-Fi 2.

Joining HAI's Music Gateway with the Hi-Fi 2 by HAI provides many enhanced features.  The Hi-Fi 2 Volume Source Control (VSC) can display metadata such as artist name, song title, and more. Additionally, homeowners can jump through songs in their audio playlists using the VSC.  Use the VSC to access songs on the 500GB hard drive and watch shared network folders for song selection.

HAI's iPhone app will soon connect directly to the Hi-Fi 2 without requiring a home control system - meaning your iPhone and iPod Touch becomes an instant remote interface for your audio system.  Use it just like the VSC to jump through audio playlists, control different sources and control different zones.

The product package is intended for both domestic and international markets.  In fact, the VSC displays multiple foreign languages, and the iPhone app is available in several languages as well.

"The ability for the iPhone app to connect directly to the Hi-Fi 2 and Music Gateway provides an affordable and robust audio solution for homes and businesses."

- HAI President, Jay McLellan

HAI expects this standalone solution to be available during Q1 of 2011.

HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries.  For more information, please visit HAI's website, www.homeauto.com.

About HAI
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, access control products, 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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