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Electronic House Magazine Names ELANs Ole` As A 2006 Product Of The Year

Leading Consumer Magazine Recognizes Revolutionary New Ole`
Film Interactive Touchpad

LEXINGTON, KY — ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home automation systems, today announced that Electronic House Magazine has named the company’s revolutionary and highly anticipated Ole` Film Interactive Touchpad as one of its Electronic House Products of the Year for 2006.

Scheduled for full unveiling at CEDIA 2006 in Denver after shipping first production units in August, ELAN’s introduction of its Ole` Film Interactive Touchpad establishes a completely new interface product category and marks yet another game-changing industry-first for the company. Offering 1,500 unique design possibilities upon initial rollout at an incredible $380 MSRP, ELAN will release full details on the patent pending Ole’ at CEDIA Expo in September in booth #159.

“This is going to be a fall season to remember with the shipping of Ole` and we’re incredibly honored that Electronic House Magazine and its panel of judges have recognized the product with this prestigious award,” said ELAN’s President and Chief-Technology-Officer Bob Farinelli. “Ole` sets a new benchmark in design, control and price for the specialty market. With the massive number of decor-matching possibilities, Ole` will immediately raise the bar with respect to what Dealer’s can provide for their clients, while increasing their profits through its simple programming setup.”

Providing incredible appeal when matched with ELAN System6, System12, or Z Series Multi-zone platform products, Ole` delivers a multitude of seamless system options to Dealers, while the more than 200,000 existing Z Pad owners gain a terrific upgrade path. The addition of Ole` also extends the VIA! user interface popularity to new levels, adding even more punch to one of the strongest, most compelling interface lines available today.

Electronic House Magazine’s Product of the Year Awards are presented annually by EH Publishing and honor the best in home automation and home entertainment products. The editors of EH Publishing’s four magazines that are dedicated to the electronic house all choose their favorite products through a democratic voting process. Award recipients were chosen based on reviews that ran throughout the year, product demos, and surveys conducted with the installers and users of the products. Topping the list of criteria is technological innovation, overall value, and outstanding features.

“Electronic House consistently receives hundreds of innovative connected home product entries for consideration for its annual Product of the Year Awards. This product’s superior diversity and capabilities have earned it this recognition. We are pleased to honor ELAN’s Ole` as the best of the best among technology products for the connected home,” stated Electronic House Editor-in-Chief, Cindy Davis.

This year’s winning products will be featured in the September 2006 issue of Electronic House magazine, which will have bonus distribution to thousands of CEDIA Expo attendees.

About EH Publishing:
EH Publishing is the information leader and resource for the connected home industry, reaching more than a half million connected home professionals and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion connected home industry through its business units and their products, which include, print publications, on-line publications, expositions, conferences, and market studies. EH Publishing is the industry’s source for cutting-edge home technology information and market analysis with the targeted publications: Electronic House, CE Pro (Custom Electronics Professional), Home Automation, TecHome Builder and Home Networking News. EH Events & Education serves the industry with leading events such as Electronic House Expo (EHX), a semi-annual trade show and conference joining connected home professionals with the top industry manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit

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

Press Contacts:

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Steven Style or Justin Kroesser
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
t) 212-465-1290
f) 212-465-1299
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Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859-269-7760 x161
f) 859-268-2132

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