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CORE BRANDS DEBUTS NEW ELAN g1 HIGH PERFORMANCE, AFFORDABLY PRICED ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEM

DENVER, CA SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 — Leveraging the capabilities of its new ELAN Control Platform, leading home entertainment and control technology manufacturer, Core Brands (a Nortek company) will begin shipping its breakthrough high-performance, affordably priced ELAN g1 entertainment and control system in September. The company will highlight the g1 at CEDIA 2014 and begin shipping immediately. The controller is designed for media rooms, smaller projects, secondary homes, production builder packages and as a universal remote alternative, thus bringing the benefits of the ELAN Control Platform to a significantly wider audience.

Shipping in September, the ELAN g1 System Controller is a versatile lower-point-of-entry controller and OSD extender for CI integrators and their customers. Although affordably priced, this new controller is robustly configured with 3 IR outputs, 1 IR input, 1 bi-directional RS-232 input, 1 sensor, 1 HDMI output (720p/1080p) and 1 audio output. Its built-in WiFi enables all of its functions to be IP controlled, and PoE enabled, it uses dramatically less energy than conventional controllers. It is shipped complete with a hand held remote, top of the line IR sensor, three IR emitters and a serial adaptor.ELAN g1 with remote

The g1 features integration of up to 16 zones of security; 2 door locks; media that that can control 1 AVR, 32 displays and an unlimited number of ELAN zones; as well as controls for lighting (24 devices and up to 24 custom g! keypads), climate (3 stats), video (3 IP cameras), irrigation (16 groups and 256 zones) — plus the ability to add on an unlimited number of ELAN and Core Brands attachments.

“With the new ELAN g1, Core Brands is offering dealers a full featured, yet very affordably priced entertainment and control system that delivers more performance and greater value than is offered by competitors in similarly priced systems,” asserted Joe Lautner, Director of Control at Core Brands. “The g1 resets the benchmarks for robust performance at a value price in the CI control market. It’s going to enable our dealers to earn a great deal of new business in both the consumer and light commercial markets.”

See the g1 along with ELAN’s new UltraMatrix Audio/HDMI switchers and gSC Controllers at CEDIA, booth #350.

 

About ELAN:

ELAN® is a brand of Core Brands, offering an award-winning line of whole-house entertainment and control solutions distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and in more than 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

 

About Core Brands

Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and control brands including SpeakerCraft®, ELAN®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Sunfire®, Furman®, Xantech®, BlueBOLT® and Korus® to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit www.corebrands.com.

About Nortek, Inc.

Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit: www.nortekinc.com.

 



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