HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) has announced a new software product called WL3 for Windows Home Server. Available from next month, WL3 is an Add-in for a WHS that allows you to monitor and control your HAI Home Control System from any device with a web browser, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Smartphone, computer, PDA, etc.
The Windows® Home Server is a central server that stores, organizes, protects, and allows you to share all of your digital photos, music, video, and documents, while running quietly in the background. When the WL3 for Windows Home Server Add-in is installed, it is continually monitoring your home. It can inform you of events such as the alarm system being disarmed or activated, a car entering the garage/driveway, or even if the wine cellar door or pool gate has been opened. WL3 for Windows Home Server can record video based on an event and/or send e-mails or text messages to inform you when an event has taken place. Recorded videos and snapshots are categorized and can be viewed anytime you log into WL3, locally or from over the Internet. The video can be played at normal speed or accelerated. There is even an option to step through each frame of the recorded video.
WL3 for Windows Home Server is customizable and allows you to change the user interface by applying different graphic and color schemes. You can also add RSS feeds for custom data, such as weather forecasts, sports scores, news, personal blogs, and much more, to your WL3 Home Page.
WL3 for Windows Home Server will be shipping in July and will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronic Association’s Digital Downtown (www.digitaldowntown-nyc.com), Consumer Technology Showcase, June 12-14 in New York. The event is open and free to the public and will be held at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in Lower Manhattan.”