ELAN™ Announces Debut of VIA!®QUAD

New Four-channel, Real Time, Color Quad Processor Provides Simultaneous Multi-Camera Viewing Option for ELAN VIA! Touch Panels and Televisions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - CEDIA EXPO BOOTH #228 - ELAN™ Home Systems today announced the company's plans to release its innovative new VIA!QUAD, four -channel, real time, color quad processor. The VIA!QUAD will make its trade debut at CEDIA 2003 and will begin shipping in December 2003 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $350.


Perfect for home security applications and general home monitoring, VIA!QUAD allows ELAN color cameras to present up to four different views of the home on VIA! Touch Panels and TVs - - all at the same time. VIA!QUAD also empowers users with the ability to readily and effortlessly view different locations, both inside and outside the home, from one or multiple rooms within the house. An exceptionally easy -to -implement monitoring product, VIA!QUAD also lets users create custom names for camera views, such as "Nursery" or "Front Door," providing a comfortable and intuitive interface. Utilizing an ELAN VIA! Touch Panel, users can touch any one of the four views to zoom in for a full screen view with greater detail.

VIA!QUAD was also designed to be specialty Dealer -friendly. It is plug and play compatible with ELAN VIA!TOOLS programming software for VIA! Touch Panels - - as a result of this compatibility, ELAN Dealers will save valuable programming time and money. VIA!QUAD and its feature sets can easily be incorporated into virtually any custom ELAN home application, by selecting VIA!QUAD in the VIA!TOOLS setup software and then integrating it into an ELAN home system.

Bob Farinelli, President and Chief Technical Officer of ELAN Home Systems said, "The VIA!QUAD demonstrates our on -going commitment to providing unique, turn -key solutions. Our Dealers provide us with a tremendous amount of input and feedback that we strive to incorporate into our product development process. We are constantly looking to differentiate and expand their product and service offerings by adding killer features to the whole -house audio, video and communications systems they provide. VIA!QUAD is a great new extension to our consistently growing product mix."

The VIA!QUAD color processor also illustrates VIA! Touch Panel's flexible and ever -expanding use as a complete whole -house control solution. Not only is VIA! the affordable and user -friendly controller of choice for one touch access to every electronic subsystem in the home, but it is often also used as a sleek, compact "TV" for watching video in places in the home where space is at a premium. With VIA!QUAD, VIA! Touch Panels also serve as a convenient in -home monitoring system, providing Dealers and Customers with elegant multi -camera viewing benefits.

Additional specifications for the new VIA!QUAD include; four video inputs (NTSC and PAL) and one video output (which can be S -Video, Composite Video, and VGA simultaneously), a selectable picture -in -picture option that allows picture placement anywhere on the screen, auto switch functions that allow sequential viewing of video sources, plus date, time, and channel display.

VIA!QUAD will begin shipping in December 2003 at a suggested retail price of $350, which will include a handheld remote control.


ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning distributed 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 28 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN, VIA!dj, D1200, VSE, SR -1, SC -4, ELITE Series, O Series, HD Series, System6, System12, and Z•Series are trademarks 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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