Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Elan 16-Channel Multi-Zone Amplifier/Controller Simplifies Installation With Built-In Multi-Room Controller Technology

ELAN® Home Systems today announced the introduction of a powerful new 16-channel multi-zone amplifier/controller that combines the functionality of the ELAN D16 amplifier and S128P multi-zone controller into one new component that simplifies and lowers the total cost of a system installation for dealers and their clients. The new ELAN S1616A Amplifier/Controller, which is designed to integrate exclusively with the ELAN g! System, will be available for delivery in the United States in January 2012.

According to ELAN Product Manager Robert Ridenour, “With the S1616A, we’ve taken our popular D16 amplifier and upgraded it to include the multi-zone controller capabilities previously available in our S128P controller, giving our dealers the simplest, most profitable solution for distributing whole-house audio with the ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System. The S1616A is a 16-channel multi-zone amplifier with nearly unlimited configuration options—supporting eight stereo or 16 mono inputs and outputs, or any combination thereof. 

“With the ability to use the dual chassis model as a 16x16 matrix, this amplifier is perfect for any size residential installation, from small homes to mega-mansions. And because dealers can stack up to 15 chassis to provide up to 120 stereo or 240 mono outputs and it seamlessly integrates with the ELAN C2 Communications Controller, it is an ideal solution for any installation that requires high quality sound and ultimate flexibility in configuration no matter how large the project. The S1616A’s unique combination of a high power, high quality digital amplifier and up to sixteen stereo inputs takes ELAN multi-room audio systems to a whole new level.”


The new ELAN S1616A is available in single- and dual-chassis versions, both of which include high-pass and low-pass crossovers, RCA inputs, speaker level and banana plug outputs, and feature level, bass and treble adjustment for each output channel.

The ELAN g! Control System provides users with the most uniform and intuitive icon-based control from their favorite devices including TVs, touchscreens, touchpads, PCs, iPhones and iPads. The standardized interface works across platforms, so that the trendy g!Mobile app users love on the iPhone appears and works similarly on ELAN touchscreens, valets and handheld remotes as well as users' televisions and mobile devices. And the system's IP backbone makes it just as easy to control the system from across the room - or across the globe.

Individual "apps" for each subsystem allow the user to control security, climate, lighting, media, irrigation, pool/spa, messaging, video and photos with the flick of a finger. Access is fast and secure through any ELAN home interface or globally with mobile Internet enabled devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Netbooks and PC Tablets. Since the intuitive interface empowers users with personalized scheduling and detailed history views, high consumption subsystems like lighting and climate can be closely monitored and managed for a greener lifestyle - and substantial energy savings.

The ELAN S1616A Amplifier/Controller will be showcased January 10–13, 2012 at International CES 2012 at The AVC Group’s Hospitality Suite 2876 in the East Tower of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, as well as January 31–February 2, 2012 at ISE Stand 1N73 at The Amsterdam RAI in The Netherlands.

About ELAN Home Systems:

Since 1990 ELAN® Home Systems has been an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video systems. ELAN systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use "whole house" solution. ELAN systems and products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. ELAN Home Systems is part of The AVC Group. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.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.

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