ELAN™ Appoints New Manufacturer's Representative and Distribution Company for New England Territory

House of Representatives and Marketing Representatives, Inc. Coupled With ELAN Team Provide A Powerful Organization To Best Support ELAN Dealers in the Region

LEXINGTON, KY - ELAN™ Home Systems announced today that it has tapped House of Representatives and Marketing Representatives, Inc., respectively, as the company's newly appointed New England Manufacturer's Representative and Distributor. ELAN new representation and distribution will be effective August 1, 2005 and will cover ELAN's entire line of award -winning Multi -room audio/video products and home control systems. Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, made the announcement.

"The appointment of House of Representatives and Marketing Representatives, Inc. gives ELAN the opportunity to create an even stronger territory support team by using our established factory resources and three ELAN field territory staff along with the new representation locally," said Mr. Starkey. "This powerhouse combination further demonstrates our commitment to our Dealer's success and supporting the key aspects of their business: sales, business and technical. This step, combined with ELAN"s Dealer programs such as ELAN University, ELAN REWARDS and other unique programs, offers exceptional opportunities for our New England Dealers."

Jeff Martin, President of House of Representatives added, "We"re excited to represent such a prestigious industry leader as ELAN. Both of our companies share a dedicated vision for quality growth supported by unparalleled service to our valued customers. In this ever -changing market, we believe there are significant opportunities within our trading area to enhance the level of support and better serve valued ELAN customers, while building upon ELAN"s long history of undisputed dedication and excellence."

House of Representatives is a twenty -two year old Boston, Massachusetts based company that serves New England and Upstate New York. Principals in the Representative and Distribution companies are Jeff Martin and Bob Dean. The company's mission is to consistently provide the highest level of performance in its trading area for those they serve, including sales, marketing, alliances and consultation. Marketing Representatives, Inc. (MRI) is a full service distribution company that serves New England and Upstate New York and is the largest company of its kind in the northeast territory. MRI offers performance, control and financial stability for the manufacturer and tremendous selection, marketing, value and support for their clients.

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.

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY.VIA!, D1200, D1650, and System12 are trademarks of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

- 30 -

Featured Product

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

The Octava PRO DSX is a simple to use, powerful video distribution solution designed to deliver HD video including 4k UHD from multiple sources to multiple displays. The PRO DSX also functions as a Video Wall processor to create n x m video walls. The PRO DSX delivers HD video over standard CATx LAN cables allowing for simple integration in virtually any infrastructure. The PRO DSX was specifically designed for ease of use for residential installations and engineered for scalability to accommodate large video distribution systems such as education, corporate , and hospitality applications. Easy to configure and customize for your video system - Build virtually any size video matrix switch system. The Pro DSX is a scalable platform enabling easy system growth. Simply add PRO DSX TX for each video sources required and a PRO DSX-RX per display. Video Wall Support- The PRO DSX features a built-in video wall processor that enables you to create custom video walls.