ELAN™ Home Systems Welcomes Lutron Electronics As Headline Sponsor of Inaugural ELAN TRIO 04 Summit

Lighting Control Designer and Manufacturer and ELAN VIA!® Intergration Partner Signs On As The Leading Sponsor For Groundbreaking Dealer Summit

LEXINGTON, KY - - ELAN™ Home Systems today announced that Lutron Electronics, the world`s leading designer and manufacturer of lighting controls, has signed on as the headline VIP Sponsor for the company's first -annual ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


Scheduled to be held from May 13 - 16, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky, the ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit is an exclusive, invitation only event that will bring together 400 of ELAN's top Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners (VIPs), and Independent Sales Reps from around the world to experience and participate in a truly unique industry forum that will feature a wide array of sales and technical training, business education, informative and inspiring keynote speakers, and networking opportunities.

Through participation in ELAN's TRIO Summit as the lead Sponsor, Lutron will be specially co -hosting the VIP area during the Summit and Saturday's evening VIP reception. In addition, they will gain direct access to ELAN's top Dealers and the opportunity to meet with them in scheduled one -on -one meetings throughout the three -day Summit. Lutron will also exhibit their products in the dedicated VIP area, be included in all of ELAN's TRIO marketing efforts, and participate in focused Dealer forums. All TRIO sponsors will have the opportunity to establish new and deeper Dealer relationships and further expand their partnerships with other sponsoring manufacturers and ELAN.

"Lutron Electronics is an exceptional value -add to this inaugural ELAN Trio Summit. We are thrilled with their participation as the headline Sponsor, which will elevate the entire program," said Paul Starkey. "A Dealer focused event of this magnitude is unprecedented in our industry. Having Lutron, the leading manufacturer of lighting controls, as our top sponsor will certainly be of great interest and importance to all of our attendees."

`It`s tremendous that there are manufacturers such as ELAN thinking out of the box and creating a forum such as this," said Jeff Zemanek, Lutron's National Sales Manager of Residential
Systems. "Bringing top Dealers together to share ideas and to discuss the future is so important to the growth and the strength of this industry. Lutron is glad to be part of this and to support ELAN in this venture.`


TRIO will feature a wide variety of educational courses and seminars and will host three prominent Keynote Speakers, who will address topics of the utmost significance and relevance to the custom installation industry.

For additional details regarding becoming an ELAN TRIO Summit VIP Sponsor, ELAN integration partners are invited to call Rick Gratz, ELAN's Product Manager, who also oversees partnerships with other manufacturers, at 859 -269 -7760 to discuss this special opportunity. A limited number of sponsorships are available on a first -come, first -served basis.

About Lutron Electronics:
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, is the world`s leading designer and manufacturer of lighting controls and architectural lighting control systems for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional applications.

About ELAN Home Systems:
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 54 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

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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PRESS CONTACTS:
Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859 -269 -7760 x161
f) 859 -268 -2132
e) cfowler@elanhomesystems.com

Steven Style
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY 10001
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