HAI Targets Europe with New Omni-Bus Scene Controller, KNX and DALI Gateways

At ISE 2013, HAI by Leviton will debut Omni-Bus DIN rail scene controller that operates standalone without HAI controller, and demonstrate KNX and DALI interfaces for European home automation.

HAI by Leviton DIN rail-mounted Omni-Bus Scene Controller to be demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2013
Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2013

Home Automation Inc. (HAI by Leviton) has shown its Omni-Bus DIN rail controllers in Europe before but this year at ISE 2013, the company will demonstrate for the first tie the new Omni-Bus Scene Controller for 110/220/240V markets.

The new product joins Omni-Bus line of DIN rail-mounted controllers launched in 2011. Unique to the Scene Controller is that dealers can configure lighting scenes and moods without the need for a full HAI control system. (Of course, for a richer feature set, you’ll want to tie in an HAI Omni controller.)

Here’s how HAI describes the product:

The Omni-Bus Scene Controller is an Omni-Bus control unit which enables lighting scenes or moods to be configured. Up to 32 different scenes can be defined, controlling up to a total of 256 Omni-Bus load control modules (dimmer, power switch, or relay module channel). Each scene can be triggered from up to 8 different Omni-Bus input device buttons (wall switch, wall mount remote, switch interface, or keyfob remote). When used in conjunction with a HAI Controller and Omni-Bus Interface Translator, scenes may also be triggered from the Controller or HAI Touchscreens.


Even without a central control system, integrators can configure the behavior of each individual scene or channel including:
- Occupancy mode
- Device startup
- Scene groups
- Scene Behavior

KNX and DALI Gateways
KNX and DALI interfaces are not entirely new for HAI, but the company will demonstrate a working KNX ecosystem for the first time at ISE 2013, featuring integration with lighting, thermostats and motorized window coverings.

The relatively new DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) provides on/off switching, dimming, DALI group control, DALI broadcast control, and DALI scene control for compatible devices.

At ISE 2013, enter to win free home automation products including a thermostat, Hi-Fi 2 distributed audio system, and Cellular Communication Center (CCC) from HAI. Visit stand 7-V160.

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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at

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