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ELAN TechWeek 2008 Sells Out In Record Time

LEXINGTON, KY – ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that Tech Week 2008, its groundbreaking technical training event, has completely sold out its 300 seats, and a waiting list has been created. The announcement was made today by Paul Starkey, ELAN’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Bucking the doom and gloom of the “slow market” and “suffering economy” reports, Tech Week 2008’s 300 seats were snatched up in record time by Technicians and Installers from across the globe, including 24 international registrations representing companies from 10 countries across four continents.

“It’s remarkable to see such industry enthusiasm for technical training with ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire and the chance to network with our prestigious group of Sponsors has resulted in an earlier-than-ever sell-out for Tech Week 2008,” stated Mr. Starkey. “The power of our three companies together has proven to be a tremendous draw. Although we officially had to shut down registration when we hit 300, we are, in fact, oversold. The phones continue to ring with many Dealers and Sales Managers calling for additional seats. In response, we have created a waiting list in the event that any more event space and rooms become available.”

“Tech Week has surely benefited from unprecedented industry support with Lutron and Middle Atlantic Products having signed on as VIP Headline Sponsors, LiteTouch and Aprilaire joining in as additional VIP Sponsors and EH Publishing and Mendelsohn Media onboard as Headline and Supporting Media Sponsors,” added Cat Fowler, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Services, who oversees Training along with Dino Mevoli, ELAN’s National Training Manager. “These key partners, combined with our sister companies, Sunfire and HomeLogic, make this an event for the record book.”

ELAN’s award-winning Tech Week has grown into the industry’s most elite educational event and, this year, will bring together top ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire Dealers, VIA! Integration Partners and Media Representatives from May 13th through 16th at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. Undoubtedly the industry’s most intensive bi-annual technical training event, ELAN Tech Week has been specifically designed for the benefit of the companies’ Technicians, Installers, and Programmers.

To learn more about ELAN’s Tech Week 2008, please visit www.elanhomesystems.com/techweek08

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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, Kentucky, 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 www.elanhomesystems.com.

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

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Hi-resolution photography for this story includes a color logo and photo accessible via these links:

ELAN Tech Week Logo: http://www.elanhomesystems.com/pressroom/images/elan_tw08_image1.jpg

Tech Week Training Class: http://www.stylegroup.com/ELANTechWk1.JPG

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PHOTO CAPTION: ELAN’s Tech Week 2008 is a sell-out with 300 top Installers, Technicians, and Programmers registered for the industry’s most intensive hands-on technical training event, May 13 through 16, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky.

PLEASE NOTE — ELAN’s President and Chief Technology Officer, Bob Farinelli, is available for interviews and desk side briefings regarding Tech Week. 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 stevens@stylegroup.com

Press Contacts:
Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859-269-7760
f) 859-268-2132
e) cfowler@elanhomesystems.com

Steven Style
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
t) 212-465-1290
f) 212-465-1299
e) stevens@stylegroup.com

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