Well folks, it’s official. HAI has announced they will be offering an upgraded firmware chip that adds support for Russound’s CAV 6.6 multiroom audio controller. The OmniPro II can now be used to control on/off, volume, muting, and source selection for each of the audio zones. The feature I’m most looking forward to using is the ability to control the CAV 6.6 by “OmniPro II modes”. For example, you can have it play your favorite music at a certain preset volume and time or you can incorporate it into a system preset so when you select “Party Mode” the A/C turns on, the disco ball starts spinning and the lights dim. Yeah Baby! The upgraded firmware is expected to cost $75 (M.S.R.P.) and should be available early next month.