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Russound and HAI team up


July 13, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

Russound, distributor of multiroom audio and video systems, and Home Automation Inc., manufacturer of integrated automation and security products, have signed an agreement that allows the two to collaborate in a new program called “EnCompass”.

The
‘kick-off’ package will include a Russound CAM6.6T controller with six
UNO-S2 Keypads, system remote, six IR emitters, punchdown tool, wall
plates and rack ears. Also included are a HAI Lumina Pro 44A00-2 with
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, serial cable, Lumina PC
Access and Snap-Link.




“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,” said Jay McLellan, HAI president.




EnCompass
will at first support the companies’ integration with an extensive
education and training program. Subsequent plans include the creation
of turnkey automation/entertainment packages.