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Electronic House Magazine Names ELANs Communications Controller, COM2, As 2007 Product of the Year

Leading Electronic Lifestyle Consumer Magazine Recognizes Next Generation COM2 Communications Controller as Best of Breed Product

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 next generation COM2 Communications Controller as one of its Electronic House Products of the Year for 2007.

ELAN’s award-winning COM2 Communications Controller offers users easy and intuitive whole-house paging, phone-to-phone intercom, door station communications, music-on-hold, caller-on-hold and phone-activated relays. This next generation product includes numerous 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 to fit the homeowner’s tastes and environment.

Other impressive features include enhanced surge protection, a USB port for downloading future upgrades 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.

“We’re incredibly honored that Electronic House Magazine and its prestigious panel of judges have recognized the product with this esteemed award,” said ELAN’s President and Chief-Technology-Officer Bob Farinelli. “The COM2 follows on the success of ELAN’s long-standing Z600 Communications Controller, and retains all of the tried-and-true features that have become an integral part of the lives of its users. This new product goes steps further with the incorporation of multi-line and multi-door station capabilities, user-selectable digital door chimes and a host of other features that firmly place the COM2 at the forefront of its product category.”

In 1989, ELAN was the first company to integrate the home’s standard touch-tone telephones into whole-house audio/video distribution systems, providing homeowners with indispensable in-home communications from any room. Many of the original communications features are now patented by ELAN. The COM2 represents ELAN’s “next generation” of telephone-based intercom and whole-house communications offerings.

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 COM2 Communications Controller 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 2007 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

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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