Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ELAN Showcases The Commercial Market Success Of Its ELAN g! Entertainment And Control System At INFOCOMM 2012

Underscoring the universal appeal and strengths of its revolutionary g! Entertainment & Control System, ELAN® today announced the market introduction of three new products that will further enhance the system’s use in a wide variety of light commercial market installations.  The debut of the new ELAN S1616A Combination Amplifier/Controller, VL10 Under Cabinet/Tabletop Touch Screen, and g! Tools Installation & System Management Software was made at INFOCOMM 2012 in Booth #C8725 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

The introductions, announced by ELAN President Paul Starkey, cap a year of residential and commercial market success that saw the ELAN g! Entertainment & Control System embraced by light commercial installers in a wide variety of restaurants, bars, sports training facilities, hotels, production and manufacturing centers, and retailers.

“In less than two years the ELAN g! System has been recognized by residential and commercial installers and end users as being, hands down, the easiest to install, easiest to manage, easiest to upgrade, and, most importantly, easiest to use entertainment and control system currently available from any manufacturer,” Starkey asserted today.  “Many of our commercial customers started out as happy residential g! customers. Once they experienced the truly unique benefits of living with g! at home they had to have the same experience in their respective line of work!  We expect the use of g! to increase dramatically in corporate offices, doctor’s offices, restaurants, bars, hotels, and in every conceivable type of retail business.”

According to Starkey, today’s introduction of three new products to the g! family are expected to further strengthen the system’s appeal to light commercial installers.

Joining the award-winning family of user-friendly ELAN g! System user interfaces is the new 10” hard-wired tabletop and under-cabinet mounted color LCD touch screen VL10 Valet.   Featuring ELAN’s user-friendly ‘touch and swipe’ design, the VL10 is able to also function as a TV as a result of the included analog video input.  The ELAN VL10 Valet features a 16:9 wide screen format, a built-in speaker and microphone for messaging, simple IP connectivity for communication, non-volatile flash memory, quick & easy programming, a screen saver mode that can display photos and it is compatible with all ELAN system controllers.
The new ELAN S1616A Amplifier/Controller is the company’s 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 product is designed to integrate exclusively with the ELAN g! System, and has nearly unlimited configuration options. The 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.

ELAN’s g!Tools is a new software program that provides dealers with a powerful new tool that greatly simplifies ELAN g! system installation and management by organizing all system documents, firmware, installation guides and support software in one place. g!Tools allows dealers to store and share one-way IR and serial drivers and also provides a dashboard screen for ELAN dealers to view, monitor and launch into every g! system they manage from one location, whether on the PC at their office or on a job site.  This feature allows ELAN dealers to quickly check on multiple g! systems and offers the best access for managing and updating systems, as well as providing on-demand assistance to end users. ELAN has also introduced g!Mobile 5.5 software for iOS devices, which adds irrigation and messaging, and makes g! the most consistent interface in the industry across every device.

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 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.

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
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 Home Technology Group.

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