Tried and True VIA! Touch Panel Family Expands with Sleek New Ergonomic, Highly Flexible Design
LEXINGTON, KY - ELAN™ Home Systems will unveil the newest addition to its popular VIA!® line of Touch Panel Control Systems, the VIA!Valet6.4, to ELAN Dealers and industry press at the ELAN TRIO 2005 Summit to be held today, May 19, through May 22 in Lexington, Kentucky. Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer made the announcement.
The VIA!Valet6.4 is a 6.4 -inch color LCD Touch Panel offering the latest, sleek body design and flexibility from ELAN. Ideal for a desk, countertop, under cabinet mounting, and for in -home applications where pivoting touch panel control is desired, the new VIA!Valet6.4's design allows the screen to easily rotate and swivel up under a cabinet or fold and lay flat against its base on table tops when not in use.
"Our new VIA!Valet6.4 will deliver the same tried and true quality VIA! performance throughout the home in a cool, new, space saving package. Weather it is used as a tabletop unit or mounted under a cabinet, this latest VIA! model provides customers with an attractive and user -friendly touch control system at an affordable price point. Featuring the same popular functionality as ELAN's award -winning VIA!6.4, this new offering will let customers view live video sources and take full control of whole -house A/V systems, lighting, security, temperature and more with great ease and simplicity," said Mr. Farinelli.
The VIA!Valet6.4 offers intuitive control for all installed compatible A/V, lighting, temperature, and security devices. It also doubles as a video monitor that provides users with the ability to view satellite and cable TV as well as monitor security cameras located in and around the home. For added convenience, the new model swivels 180 degrees back to front and 270 degrees right to left, while continuing to feature all the same programming functionality and feature sets of the existing VIA!6.4 model, and is also easy to program with ELAN's VIA! TOOLS software.
In addition, VIA!Valet6.4 is manufactured with high -impact ABS and a metal internal frame structure for added durability. It is remarkably compact and features an easy to clean LCD case with a weighted base for increased stability. This attractive controller has concealed cable connections with strain relief bracket for CAT5 patch cables.
Previewed especially for ELAN Dealers, the VIA!Valet6.4 makes its trade debut at the ELAN TRIO 2005 Summit. TRIO is an exclusive event that brings together more than 450 of ELAN's top Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners and Independent Sales Reps from around the world to experience and participate in a truly unique industry forum. TRIO Dealer attendees will be among the first to see the new VIA!Valet6.4, as well as several other new
ELAN products, in a very focused, educational environment. In addition, attending TRIO Dealers will be offered the special opportunity to have a glimpse of some ELAN products in development, and provide one -on -one input to ELAN's Product Marketing and Engineering teams.
The VIA!Valet6.4 is scheduled to begin shipping by Q4 2005 and will come with a two -year manufacturer's warranty, and a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,999.00.
About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning Multi -Room 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 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.