ELAN Home Systems Begins Shipping VIA!Valet6.4

Sleek New, Highly-Flexible VIA! Touch Panel Ships Ahead of Schedule

LEXINGTON, KY - ELAN™ Home Systems is now shipping the newest addition to its popular VIA!® line of Touch Panel Control Systems, the VIA!Valet6.4. Shipping earlier than originally projected, the VIA!Valet6.4 is in keeping with ELAN's mission to develop, and bring to market, feature rich, affordable new whole -house control and distribution products. Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer made the announcement.




"We are thrilled to announce that we're shipping the VIA!Valet6.4 ahead of schedule," said Mr. Farinelli. "We unveiled this to ELAN Dealers at our May TRIO 2005 Summit and received such tremendous interest that we did everything in our power to speed up the delivery. Given the VIA!Valet6.4's best -of -breed features, our installer -friendly setup, the new pivoting, under -cabinet design, and unparalleled price point, there is every indication this VIA! will become a custom installer's favorite control panel."



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.



ELAN's VIA!Valet6.4 delivers the same tried -and -true quality VIA! performance throughout the home in a cool, new, space saving package. Whether 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 lets 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.



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.



The VIA!Valet6.4 comes with a two -year manufacturer's warranty, and a remarkable 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.



ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA!, VIA!dj, VIA!dvdj, VIA!Valet6.4, D1200, D1650, and System12 are trademarks of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.





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