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Vantage Controls, Aprilaire, Gefen and EH Publishing Sign On as Latest Sponsors for ELAN TRIO Summit

Four Additional Major Companies to Participate in Unmatched-Industry Dealer Gathering

LEXINGTON, KY – ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that four additional major companies will join the ELAN TRIO 2007 event. Newly joining manufacturers include Vantage Controls, a leading company in the home automation and lighting control industry, Aprilaire, an industry leader in developing and manufacturing quality HVAC solutions and products, and sister company, Gefen, Inc., the connectivity solutions provider for professional quality audio / video systems. Additionally, EH Publishing, the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry, has committed to being a Media Sponsor. The announcement was made today by Paul Starkey, ELAN’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Themed “Wired and Inspired” this year, ELAN’s TRIO Dealer Summit is an exclusive event that will bring together more than 375 of ELAN’s top Dealers, VIA! Integration Partners, Sales Reps and Members of the Media at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky, May 17-19. This electrifying Summit is a truly unique happening where Dealers, Business Owners, Salespeople, and Installation Managers are presented with an abundance of information that will help move their businesses forward, deepen relationships, and add to their bottom lines.

Vantage Controls, Aprilaire, Gefen, and EH Publishing join an already impressive group of Sponsors including Lutron and Middle Atlantic Products who, as previously announced, are the TRIO 2007 Dealer Summit’s VIP Headline Sponsors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Vantage Controls back again and deeply value their continued participation and support. We are also happy to welcome Aprilaire and EH Publishing to TRIO as first-time Sponsors. Their presence coupled with our Headline Sponsors’, Lutron and Middle Atlantic, will help us deliver the most action packed couple of days that Dealers will experience all year,” stated Mr. Starkey.

“We have come to TRIO every year since inception because it is remarkably productive and focused. This is a premiere event in our industry and the exposure to ELAN Dealers helps our Company integrate even more closely with ELAN. We enjoy a great relationship with ELAN and this forum allows us to continually enhance it for the ultimate benefit of the Dealers,” said Tim O’Loughlin, Director of OEM Products/System Integration for Vantage Controls.

Vantage Controls will conduct a training course at the Summit and demonstrate the integration of their products with ELAN’s in the open VIP area. Aprilaire and Gefen will also demonstrate products and integrated solutions in the dedicated VIP area. This will provide Dealers with the opportunity to see how these manufacturers are working hand-in-hand with ELAN in order to simplify product integration and their installations.

As a Media Sponsor, EH Publishing will showcase its library of industry publications and sponsor lunch on the opening day. In addition, all Sponsors will have the opportunity to meet with Dealers one-on-one, be part of TRIO marketing efforts, and participate in events and receptions.

For additional details regarding becoming a TRIO Summit VIP Sponsor, ELAN integration partners are invited to call David Moore, ELAN’s User Interface Product Line Manager, who also oversees manufacturer relations, at 859-422-7177 or Cat Fowler, ELAN’s VP of Marketing and Technical Services at 859-422-7161. A very limited number of additional sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Vantage/Legrand:
For over 20 years Vantage/Legrand has been a leading manufacturer of automated control and dimming systems for residential and commercial applications. Vantage/Legrand offers a powerful means to integrate all facility functions into one central system that can be pre-programmed to activate according to a schedule, sensor or button. Simple stylish keypads or touch screens can eliminate entire rows of unsightly switches. The complete system interconnects via a wireless RadioLink (RF) network or with a simple, non-polarized two-wire bus making Vantage/Legrand products the easiest to install, and the most versatile and trouble free available. Headquartered in Orem, Utah, Vantage/Legrand distributes its products through a worldwide network of certified representatives, dealers and installers. For more information, visit the Vantage/Legrand Web site at

About Aprilaire:
Aprilaire humidifiers were introduced in 1954 as the first evaporative, flow-through-design humidifiers. Since then, the company has added the Aprilaire Automatic Humidifier, Aprilaire High Efficiency Air Cleaner, Aprilaire Zone Control System, Aprilaire Electronic Thermostats, Aprilaire Dehumidifiers and Aprilaire Energy Recovery Ventilator to continue its dedication to both quality manufacturing and more breathable, more healthful air. Aprilaire’s commitment includes ongoing programs of testing, engineering, research, product refinement, and practical experience. As a leader in the HVAC industry, the company is able to work closely with industry associations like ARI and ASHRAE. These affiliations allow Aprilaire to remain on top of industry standards and testing procedures. As a result, the company is proud to give consumers its assurances of superior quality and selection for indoor air products that help them stay comfortable. These products are conveniently sold by local heating and air conditioning contractors throughout North America. For additional information, please visit

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About Gefen:
Gefen delivers professional quality audio/video solutions with multi-platform extension, integration, distribution and conversion capabilities. Gefen equipment is valued all over the world in professional AV/IT and consumer electronics/home theater environments. Their add-on hardware maximizes system functionality by enabling AV systems to operate beyond their original capabilities. Gefen’s solutions support the popular connectivity interfaces of today, including HDMI, DVI, dual link DVI, HD-SDI, VGA, USB, Firewire and RS-232. A selection of high quality cabling is also available. Visit for detailed product information.

About EH Publishing:
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House,, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro,, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), TecHome Builder Conference and Expo (TBX.), Worship Facilities Expo (WFX), ROBOBusiness Conference and Expo, RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and the Consumer HealthTech Summit. To find out more, visit

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.

Press Contacts:

Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859-422-7161
f) 859-268-2132

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

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