HAI Advanced Applications On-Line Class: Friday 10/1 @ 10:00am EDT

Worthington Distribution will be holding an HAI Advanced Applications training this Friday, October 1st from 10AM to noon EDT.

Class will begin at 10:00 EDT.  The on-line service will go live at 9:45 EDT.  For those attending in Tafton you can shoot for 9:30 AM.

For those traveling to Tafton,PA.  Here are driving directions:

http://www.worthingtondistribution.com/university/modules/catalog/directions.php

For those near Las Vegas you can catch the class live in our banch office (3:00 – 5:00 PST – not streamed)

http://www.worthingtondistribution.com/university/modules/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=116

On-Line attendance (10:00am EDT):

 https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/worthdist/join?id=7WZTN2&role=attend

To your Outlook Calendar:

https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/worthdist/meetingICS?id=7WZTN2&role=attend&i=i.ics

 AUDIO INFORMATION

-Computer Audio(Recommended)

To use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or a headset.

FIRST-TIME USERS

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90703

 TROUBLESHOOTING

Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

  1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:

     https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/worthdist/join

   2. Copy and paste the required information:

        Meeting ID: 7WZTN2

        Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/worthdist

 If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support:

http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidLiveMeeting?p1=12&p2=en_US&p3=LMInfo&p4=support

Highlights From CEDIA Day 1

Day 1 at CEDIA was an action packed day.

The traffic through the booth has been excellent and our vendors have given us plenty to talk about.

In our booth and in a dedicated area on the show floor the focus is Health and Welness.  We are showing the Grandcare system as well as the Visonic Amberx Personal Emergency Response (PERS) system.  It has been fascinating to see how many dealers have been entering this space and are looking for product solutions.  It makes sense since the low voltage contactor is so well positioned to take advantage of this expanding, profitable business.  During an industry live event a speaker (I apologize I did not get his name) made an excellent point, “The health and wellness business will never shrink; it can’t!  The population is aging and we will need to turn to technology to solve some very real upcoming issues.”  I can’t agree more.   We released a Wellness flyer for CEDIA and I have attached a link below.

Another announcement for the CEDIA show was that Worthington Distribution is carrying 2gig Technologies.  Lance Dean with 2gig has been in the booth showing off their incredible self contained, touch screen based security system with Z-wave.  You can even add a GSM card for iPhone integration, monitoring and programming.  It is truly amazing.  They will even have Z-Wave lock integration by the end of year.  Worthington Distribution is taking pre-orders for 2Gig.

HAI has been very busy preparing for CEDIA.  We are showing the 5.7e Intercom in our booth!  Now you have another huge reason to offer the 5.7e and it is still the same price.  Don’t forget, this month we have the 5.7e on is on specialwith a power injector.  For those with older 5.7e’s, all you will need is Automation Studio.

We are also showing the Music Gateway with 3 streams of audio integrating with the Russound MCA-C5.  Control is provided by the 5.7e and the MP3 metadata is shown with album art!  I think the Music Gateway is going to be a real hit.  Stay tuned as HAI adds more features including some streaming options.

Following on the heals of the HAI iPod App, they announced that they will be releasing an App for Android.  I saw some early code and it looks like it is going to be great.  Look for a release in the next 8 – 12 weeks.

During the show I was interviewed about our booth.  They wanted to see Z-wave in action.  Check it out here:

http://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_ravevideo&ravevideo_id=1432&view=ravevideo&Itemid=324

Visit us at CEDIA in Atlanta, GA, September 22-26: Booth 1924

The booth is packed up and ready to ship for CEDIA 2010.  This is going to be a great show with a number of very exciting things to show.  HAI has been busy with their Ethernet based products.  First, is the Music Gateway is now shipping and is in stock!  With a 500G hard drive it can store plenty of MP3’s.  Need more space, just add a USB drive or pull the data off the network.  It features full 2-way communication with the HAI 5.7e or 10” portable touch screens.  In addition to the Music Gateway, HAI has announced that intercom functionality has been added to the 5.7e!  This was quite a surprise and adds a great deal of value to the 5.7e at no extra charge.  In HAI’s booth, they will be showing the new HAI 10pe (HAI94A00-1), which is the successor to the 10pe.  It is in stock and shipping.  Being shown for the first time in HAI’s booth is the new Hi-Fi2, this is a big step forward from the original Hi-Fi.  This completely new system features a new OLED display in the keypads, more power, source inputs on the head unit, and expandability to 16 zones.  We expect Hi-Fi2 to be a real hit.

In addition to HAI upgrades to the booth, we changed out the audio system to the Russound MCA-C5 and are taking advantage of the new RIO protocol.  This allows us to have full 2-way communication from a Nevo S70 remote over Wi-Fi.  Very cool stuff.  If you have not played with Nevo widgets, be certain to stop by the booth and I will be happy to give you a quick tutorial.  They are awesome!

 I hope to see you at CEDIA next week.  Be certain to drop by our booth #1924.

New Las Vegas Location Grand Opening September 14, 15, and 16

We’ve moved our Las Vegas branch to 4775 W. Teco Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118. Our new location is conveniently located at I-215 and S Decatur Blvd. It features an entirely new layout.
Join us for our grand opening celebration September 14-16. There will be manufacturer trainings each day featuring special promos and door prizes.

All of our inventory is on display in a logical layout. This makes it easier to find what you need, and see everything we have to offer.
Our new space also features a dedicated training and conference area. This will allow us to host more frequent manufacturer trainings. We can also meet with you about large projects and help you specify the appropriate products.

Daily Schedule and Specials:

Tuesday September 14th:
8:00 – 11:00
HAI Automation Studio and PC Access 3.0.
Buy 10 HAI 600W HLC dimmers and get 1 free. Buy and HAI OmniTouch 5.7e or a NetMedia iView IP camera and get a free PoE injector
3:00 – 6:00
Proficient Speakers and Electronics
C640 – $79 per pair, C800 – $99 per pair

Wednesday September 15th:
8:00 – 11:00
DSC Fire Communicators and Security
12:00 – 3:00
OnQ RF Lighting Controls and Unity
3:00 – 6:00
Speco Wall Mount DVRs and new HD DVRs

Thursday September 16th:
8:00 – 11:00
Leviton Vizia RF and Nevo Remotes
12:00 – 3:00
Cyrex and GRI
COLOR Hands Free Video Intercom System Kit – $224.25
COLOR Expnadable Hands Free Video Intercom System Kit – $281.7
3:00 – 6:00
NEC DSX Telephone Systems