Niles®, The First Name In Custom Installation®, today announced that it is now possible to immediately provide its Niles IntelliControl® ICS System customers with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch control capability with the market introduction of the new ELAN® g! 5.3 software upgrade for the ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System.
ELAN Home Systems is available to all qualified dealers, according to Niles President Mike “Sparky” Detmer. What’s more, the ELAN g!Mobile 5.3 app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch now offers complete control of both the ELAN g! system and the Niles ICS System, and is available from the iTunes store.
According to Detmer, “Today the Niles ICS System, the industry’s most powerful and versatile whole-home audio solution, gained immeasurable new value with the addition of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch control capability. Accessing all of the most popular music sources including iTunes® libraries, Pandora® Internet Radio, Rhapsody® and Sirius|XM® Internet Radio is now easier and more convenient than ever.
“The introduction of the g!Mobile 5.3 app comes at an amazing time and refreshes the entire Niles ICS System just as we surpass 15,000 ICS installations. And what’s more, with the integration with ELAN home controllers, Niles dealers gain an incredibly simple entryway for educating their clients about whole-home automation.”
The Niles IntelliControl ICS System is a unique whole-house audio distribution system that incorporates any music and metadata from iPods, Sirius|XM Satellite and Internet Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, local music files on home computers or NAS drives, AM/FM radio, HD Radio™ and any other analog audio source. Users can access their personal music libraries and terrestrial, satellite and Internet radio sources through intuitive, easy-to-use in-wall touch screens and touchpads, handheld remotes and portable touch screens that provide full source, song, station and playlist information.
The backbone of ICS is the GXR2 Modular MultiZone Receiver, which was designed and engineered to be 'future-proof' and adaptable to meet the constantly changing demands of custom installers and their clients. The newest option for the GXR2 is the IM-NET streaming media module, which offers custom installation professionals a high-performance solution for providing their clients easy access to all of their favorite Internet-based music content including Pandora Radio, Rhapsody and SIRIUS|XM. Metadata for all digital music is can be displayed on connected control devices and user interfaces including the Niles Contact, a full-color wall-mount touch screen.
With the release of the g! Mobile5.3 app for control of the ICS system, in addition to being able to access all of a client’s favorite sources, the ICS system now provides access from the client’s favorite control devices: their iPads and iPhones.
California-based Niles® is a 33-year-old brand recognized as The First Name in Custom Installation®. Niles is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world’s leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users that enable simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, Internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything it does. Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.
About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: Niles®, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON® and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.