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ELAN Home Systems Makes Biggest Sweep in Multi-Room A/V Awards History at EH EXPO

Dealers, Media and Industry Influentials Tap Four ELAN Products as Tops in Industry with Record Breaking Number of Prestigious MRAV Awards

LEXINGTON, KY — ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that the company’s V883 Component Video Controller, TheaterPoint THP800C In-Ceiling Loudspeaker, COM2 Communications Controller and Olei Film Interactive Touchpad were awarded EHX Fall 2006 Multi-Room Audio/Video Awards (MRAV). Sponsored by EH Publications, the MRAV Awards pit the industry’s best products against each other in live product demonstrations in order to determine the custom electronics industry’s top performers. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey, ELAN’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Featuring eight sets of component video inputs and outputs, ELAN’s V883 Component Video Controller lets users view all of their component video sources, such as DVD, DVR, satellite TV and more, independently on up to eight different TVs and/or monitors in as many rooms. The V883’s unity gain design and high definition chip set ensures that whatever content is piped into the V883 is delivered to its viewing destination with the exact same quality generated at its source. Controllable via RS-232 or IR, the V883 integrates seamlessly with any whole-house system, giving users one-touch access to all their video sources from any touch panel, keypad or remote control. The V883 is available at the MSRP of $2,200.00.

ELAN’s THP800C In-Ceiling Loudspeakers feature a revolutionary, patent-pending design which sets a new benchmark for pivoting home theater speakers, and is one of 8 models in the company’s TheaterPoint line. THP800C speakers optimize the wide dispersion properties of low frequencies while simultaneously steering the more-directional midrange and high frequencies into the listening area in a true time-aligned manner. The unique 3-way design, when steered into the listening area, creates an amazing sonic experience which appears to come from directly in front of the listener instead of from the ceiling. THP800C speakers are available at the MSRP of $460.00 each.

Representing the “next generation” of telephone-based intercom and whole-house communications offerings, the COM2 offers ELAN’s patented, tried-and-true features including whole-house paging, phone-to-phone intercom, door station communications, music-on-hold, caller-on-hold and phone-activated relays plus numerous additional Dealer-requested features such as two-line capability, caller ID pass through, independent access of up to four ELAN Door Stations and the ability to select from 10 new digital door chimes and much more. The COM2 is fully compatible with all ELAN Multi-Room Controllers and can also be easily integrated into any stand-alone multi-room audio system. COM2 is available at the MSRP of $1,199.00.

ELAN’s Ole is the industry’s first-ever Film Interactive Touchpad (FIT) and has set a whole new standard in user interface control, design and affordability. Ole marries the best of all interface worlds by bringing together the speed, graphics and response of an LCD touch panel with the simplicity and pricing of a keypad. A radical departure from traditional, hard-button keypads, Ole uses a large collection of photographic-quality slide-in films, in a wide variety of themes and colors that allow each touchpad to be customized to match the decor of any room and personal preferences and control needs of the end-user. It’s easier-than-ever installation and ultra-fast and intuitive VIA!TOOLS programming saves Dealers time, thus offering huge profit potential. Olei Film Interactive Touchpads are available at the remarkable MSRP of $380.00 each.

Jason Knott, Editor of EH Publications’ CE Pro Magazine, stated, “CE Pro, TechHome Builder and EHX are pleased to present four MRAV Awards to ELAN for its V883, THP800C, COM2 and Olei, which represented the biggest ‘sweep’ by one company ever in the five-year history of our award program. ELAN continues to display excellence in new product innovation and quality. These awards are a testament to that innovation.”

“We are honored that EH Publications and EHX have recognized these products with their esteemed MRAV Awards,” said Paul Starkey. “We have an incredibly strong line up here, with innovative features offered at compelling price points. We are overwhelmed by early sales numbers for these products’ and are excited to see that they have not only been well received by our Customers but have been recognized for excellence by such an esteemed group of media representatives and other industry influentials.”

Held in conjunction with EHX Fall 2006, the 2006 Multi-Room Audio/Video Awards recognize significant contributions to the multi-room audio and video market. The winners are selected by an expert panel of judges that range from CE Pro editors and custom Dealers to established industry instructors.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control 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

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Steven Style or Justin Kroesser
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
t) 212-465-1290
f) 212-465-1299


Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859-269-7760 x161
f) 859-268-2132

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