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ELAN N800 Handheld Wireless Touch Controller Now iPod and ELAN VIA!dj Enabled

ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that the company debuted the first software upgrade for its N800 Handheld Touch Controller at EHX Spring 2008 held from March 13 through15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The update will be available via a free Internet download to all Dealers and enables N800 2-way feedback and full portable wireless control of the company’s VIA!migo™ iPod Integration Dock and VIA!dj II line of Digital Music Servers. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELAN’s President and Chief Technology Officer.

Since its release in December 2007, ELAN’s N800 has provided portable control of ELAN multi-room systems, its Dual Digital Tuner and Triple XM Satellite Receiver, as well as supported ELAN VIA! Integration Partner systems. The release of this upgrade now extends that portable wireless control to ELAN’s two most popular entertainment sources. As a result, users can now control supported iPods docked with a VIA!migo and view instant iPod “Now Playing” information, playlists, albums songs, genres and more on the N800’s 4.13-inch widescreen display. Users will also have complete access and portable wireless control of all music residing on their ELAN VIA!dj II Digital Music Server, with the ability to browse by artist, CD title, song, era, year or genre, create personal playlists, view CD cover art, “Now Playing” info and more.

“We are pleased to be able to respond so quickly to our Dealers’ requests for these awesome additional features for our N800 controller that will enhance their client’s experience with controlling and accessing their entertainment. With stellar color graphics displayed on a high resolution widescreen display, and this upgrade, this tiny, convenient handheld controller is quickly establishing itself as one of our most popular controllers in just the three short months it has been available,” said Mr. Farinelli.

In addition to compatibility with all current ELAN Multi-Room Controllers and now most ELAN entertainment sources, the N800 provides reliable wireless control of home theater, lighting, temperature and security systems from any room, as well as easy access to the Internet for email and other Web functions.

The N800 firmware upgrade is available now at no cost. The N800 carries an MSRP of $1,200.00 and comes with a one-year limited warranty.

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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Bob Farinelli is available for interviews and desk side briefings regarding ELAN’s N800 Handheld Touch Controller. He is also available to provide expert quotes and bylined articles upon request. To schedule an interview or discuss article options contact Steven Style at 212-465-1290 or

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