ELAN®'s System8 Multi -Room A/V Controllers Now Shipping to Dealers

New Control Platform Features Two Models That Offer Full A/V Control from Any Room within the House

LEXINGTON, KY - ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award -winning Multi -Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that its new System8 Multi -Room A/V Controllers began shipping today as scheduled. Featuring eight audio source inputs, eight composite video source inputs, and six listening and viewing zones, the new System8 is in keeping with ELAN's mission to develop feature -rich yet affordable new product platforms. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technical Officer.


Based on the award -winning technologies of ELAN's S6 and S12 Multi -Room Controllers, the System8 platform includes two models, the S8.6AV and S8.6AVP, that combine all the qualities of ELAN's most affordable, entry -level system with the powerful features and flexibility of the company's flagship top -tier model to bring Customers the most versatile, scalable, and feature -rich multi -room entertainment control system available today.

The new System8 models feature eight audio/video inputs allowing users the option to access and control media from all their favorite music and video sources - CDs, DVDs, Satellite Radio, TV - plus all content residing on their iPod®. With System8, users will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of all these and more, independently, in six different rooms. Up to four System8 controllers can be linked together, providing users with complete flexibility to create customized systems just right for their home.

The S8.6AV model provides homeowners with everything they need to turn their entire home into a ready -to -play entertainment system, including an integrated 12 -channel x 40 WPC amplifier that pumps all the clean musical power you need to speakers in every room. The S8.6AVP model is the PreAmp -only version of the S8.6AV and offers the flexibility to customize the power delivered to each room. With seven ELAN amplifiers to choose from, encompassing both analog and digital state -of -the -art technologies, the S8.6AVP can be matched with a wide range of channel and power options.

Compatible with all of ELAN's award -winning user interfaces, the S8.6AV and S8.6AVP can be controlled from any room with the user's choice of volume controls, basic keypads, the groundbreaking family of Olé™ Film Interactive Touchpads, or a selection of in -wall, tabletop, under -cabinet, and wireless color touch panels. From basic to advanced, ELAN offers a user -friendly solution for every room in the house.

"We are pleased to report that our new System8 controllers have begun shipping to Dealers today as scheduled. With the introduction of these new models ELAN now provides Specialty Dealers with good, better and best solution options to meet the needs and budget of any installation. Filling the mid -range gap in our family of control systems, the S8.6AV and S8.6AVP build on the phenomenal success of our popular System6 and System12 Multi -Room Controllers. We have designed these new models specifically to address our Dealer's desires to offer their Clients the ability to distribute more A/V sources to more rooms through a very cost effective, all -in -one solution," said Mr. Farinelli. "

The S8.6AV and S8.6AVP carry MSRPs of $2000.000 and $1400.00 each respectively.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning Multi -Room audio/video and home control 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.

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