HAI by Leviton Launches Bluetooth Remote Input Module for Hi-Fi 2 Distributed Audio System Device's innovative design recognized as finalist for The RESI Awards

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HAI by Leviton announced today its new Bluetooth Remote Input Module (RIM) for the Hi-Fi 2 distributed audio system. In conjunction with the product's release, the Bluetooth RIM has been named a Finalist for Residential Systems magazine's The RESI Awards in the Integrated Product Systems category.

The Bluetooth RIM – HAI part number 95A04-2 – allows wireless devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones equipped with Bluetooth, to wirelessly broadcast stored and streaming music throughout a home or business. The device also has an input module for wired devices like radio tuners and DVD changers. Up to eight Bluetooth devices may be used in a single installation to play music from the devices' Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes, Google Music or YouTube playlists.

"HAI by Leviton's already robust Hi-Fi 2 audio system greatly benefits from the wireless Bluetooth integration, allowing anyone to become the party DJ from anywhere in the home," explained Jay McLellan, President of HAI by Leviton. "It's an honor that Residential Systems has recognized this significant product enhancement as it demonstrates that innovation and elegant design are more important than ever in the world of consumer electronics."

The HAI by Leviton RIM connects to the Hi-Fi 2 via a single Cat5 cable, introducing Bluetooth connectivity to a home or business' distributed audio system via local or remote inputs to deliver music to up to 16 zones.

The HAI by Leviton Bluetooth Remote Input Module will be available to view in the HAI by Leviton Booth, #3449, at the CEDIA EXPO in Indianapolis, IN. Additionally, HAI by Leviton will be teaching two free courses at CEDIA, "Introduction to Home Automation" and "HAI Application Programming." For more information, email: training@homeauto.com. RESI Award winners will also be announced during the CEDIA EXPO on Wednesday, September 5, in Room 205 of the Indiana Convention Center.

The HAI by Leviton Bluetooth RIM is now available across all sales channels. A high resolution photo of the device can be downloaded here:

http://www.homeauto.com/mediacenter/HaiPRImage.asp?image=BluetoothRIM.jpg

About HAI by Leviton

HAI by Leviton creates integrated automation and security solutions for residential and commercial use. As a leader in home automation, HAI by Leviton offers a complete line of award-winning automation products, connecting all devices – from programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches and distributed audio systems to video surveillance equipment and access control products – through touchscreen interfaces with VoIP and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet or a smart phone. Learn more at www.homeauto.com, http://www.facebook.com/homeautomationinc, http://www.twitter.com/homeauto or http://www.youtube.com/homeautomationinc.

About Leviton

Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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