Distributed audio from NuVo Technologies, Hebron, Ky., can be integrated into the HAI automation systems out of the box, with virtually no programming, for one complete system, according to NuVo.

The HAI touch panels offer a portrayal of NuVo’s control pads for control of NuVo’s Grand Concerto whole home audio system and its suite of audio source components: the M3 music server, T2 dual tuner and NuVoDocks for iPod.

Basic control options are available via RS232. Additionally, multi-command scene functions using equipment from various manufacturers can be implemented with limited programming.

HAI software version 2.15 or newer implements the new protocol. Previous touch screens can be updated with this version and existing main controllers can be converted with the newest HAI chip.

NuVo and HAI have had a long-standing partnership in the industry, with previous integration among existing components including integration with the NuVo six-source, six-zone Essentia and four-source, four-zone Simplese whole home audio systems.

Future plans call for increased integration with complete navigation of the NuVo components from HAI’s touch panels. For more information, visitwww.nuvotechnologies.com.