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ELAN Among the First to Embrace Newly-Introduced Digi5 Technology

DENVER, CO — CEDIA Booth #610 — ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that the company will utilize the newly-introduced Digi5 Technology in future product plans. The introduction of Digi5 was announced to the trade on September 5th, 2007 by the Linear Home Technology Group. The announcement reporting that ELAN will embrace the new technology was made today by Bob Farinelli, ELAN’s President and Chief Technology Officer, and President of Sunfire and HomeLogic.

Digi5 is a revolutionary new technology standard and structure that provides a complete end-to-end solution over CAT-5 wiring. Digi5 is based on advanced digital distribution and amplification circuits that allow multi-room audio systems to be installed more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. In addition to ELAN, five other prominent Linear Home Technology Group companies are planning 2007 and 2008 product introductions that employ this innovative new technology.

“The groundbreaking new Digi5 technology is the perfect complement to our Structured Wiring Line due to its unique makeup, affordability and ease of installation,” stated Bob Farinelli. “The advantages of this innovative, digital architecture are significant. Look for announcements regarding specific ELAN product plans that include the incorporation of Digi5 from us in 2008.”

Added Paul Starkey, ELAN’s Executive Vice President, “Back in 1998 we were one of the pioneers in the structured wiring arena and since that time have delivered several new lines and have seen over 70% growth in this arena. This new digital technology makes the next generation of structured wiring an exciting prospect for us and our Dealers.”

Digi5 is a collaboratively developed technology that is licensed by the Linear Home Technology Group and is initially being adopted and utilized by Linear Home Technology Group companies. Linear expects to expand the technology’s market reach by making it available via license to companies outside of the Linear family upon custom installation industry demand and consumer acceptance. ELAN’s Digi5 products, as well as those of other manufacturers who adopt Digi5, will carry the Company’s unique branding and designed feature set.

To learn more about the exciting new Digi5 technology, stop by Linear’s booth #708 at the CEDIA EXPO, or contact Robert Holland, Digi5 Technology Program Manager at 800.421.1587 or at

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home automation systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company’s systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” experience. The company’s unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature-rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit

About Linear Home Technology Group:
The Linear Home Technology Group is an over arching brand for home electronics companies acquired in recent years by Linear LLC. It includes some two-dozen companies, and half again as many nationally-recognized brands, who participate in such categories as stereo and home theater speaker, distributed audio and video systems, lighting controls, structured wiring systems, automatic garage door openers, and internet-connects media products.

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. Digi5 is a trademark of Linear Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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Steven Style
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
t) 212-465-1290
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