ELAN™ Home Systems Welcomes GE Security As Sponsor of Inaugural ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit

Technological Leader In Electronic Security and Long Standing ELAN VIA! Intergration Partner Signs On As Sponsor For Groundbreaking Industry Dealer Summit

LEXINGTON, KY - - ELAN™ Home Systems today announced that GE Security, the technological leader in electronic security, has signed on as a 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 a Sponsor, GE Security will be given 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. In addition, they will exhibit their products in a dedicated area, be included in all of ELAN's TRIO marketing efforts, and participate in focused Dealer forums. TRIO sponsors will have the opportunity to establish new and deeper Dealer relationships and further expand their partnerships with other sponsoring manufacturers and ELAN.

According to Mr. Starkey, "GE brings an important dimension to our integration package with their home security offering. They, along with our other significant integration partners, are leading the way in easy to use capabilities in the home. We appreciate their commitment to connecting with ELAN dealers. We are pleased to welcome them as a TRIO sponsor and are excited about the strength and value their presence brings to this event."

"We are pleased that ELAN has chosen to integrate our security platform into their offering and that we've been partners through the years," said Patrick Esboldt, Business Development Manager for GE Security. "We look forward to participating even more closely by being in the Summit, and see it as great opportunity to learn about the interoperability of the GE Security solutions with ELAN."

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 GE Security:
GE Security (formerly GE Interlogix), part of GE Infrastructure, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) focused on communication and information technologies for security, safety and lifestyle enhancements. GE Security has operations in more than 25 countries and is represented by some of the best -known brand names for intrusion and fire detection, access and building control, video surveillance, explosive and drug detection, key management and structured wiring. For more information about GE Security and our product offerings, please visit www.GE -Security.com.

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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