ELAN® g! ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEM NOW SUPPORTS THE CHINESE LANGUAGE

ELAN® g! now features a full 5,800 simplified Chinese character set across all TS touch screens, HR2 remote control, computer interface, on-screen display, iPhone, and iPad user interfaces.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 16, 2011 -Reinforcing its commitment to meet the growing Chinese market demand for its entertainment and control system solutions, ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com) today announced that its revolutionary g! system now supports a full 5,800 simplified Mandarin Chinese character set - a milestone achievement that is expected to immediately impact sales throughout this rapidly growing residential and commercial market for ELAN.


According to ELAN Home System President Paul Starkey, the company will demonstrate the g! system's Chinese language support across all of its TS touch screens, HR2 remote control, computer interface, on -screen display, iPhone, and iPad interfaces at the CEDIA Shanghai Expo taking place November 23 -25, 2011 at the Shanghai International Convention Centre; at the International CES 2012 at The AVC Group's Hospitality Suite 2876 in the East Tower of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel; and at ISE 2012 at Stand 1N73 at The Amsterdam RAI in The Netherlands.

"The Chinese market is the second fastest growing market for g! systems outside of the United States," Starkey said today, "and it is about time that the g! system more completely meets the lifestyle needs of our valued residential and commercial Chinese customers. By featuring a full 5,800 simplified Mandarin Chinese character set, we will be able to meet more of our customers' needs in the region. At the same time, we can now also support metadata from iPod and MP3 sources."

With the addition of Chinese, the ELAN g! entertainment and control system now support a total of seven languages: English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, and Swedish.

Available starting at under $2,000 for a single -room, four sub -system control solution, the ELAN g! Series Control System can be expanded quickly and cost -effectively to enable whole -home control of every room appliance. ELAN g! provides users with the most uniform and intuitive icon -based control from their favorite devices, including TVs, touch screens, touchpads, PCs, iPhones, and iPads. The standardized interface works across platforms, so that the trendy g!Mobile app users love on the iPhone appears and works similarly on ELAN touch screens, valets and handheld remotes as well as users' televisions and mobile devices. And the system's IP backbone makes it just as easy to control the system from across the room - or across the globe.

The ELAN g! System has been awarded a 2011 Residential Systems Magazine RESI Award, a 2011 Custom Retailer Magazine EXCITE! Award, A 2011 CE Pro Magazine BEST Award, as well as a Platinum Level 2011 CEA Mark of Excellence Award by the Consumer Electronics Association and a 2011 Gold Level Electronic House Magazine Product of the Year Award.

About ELAN Home Systems:
Since 1990 ELAN® Home Systems has been an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning Multi -Room audio/video systems. ELAN systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third -party products to create a seamless, easy -to -use "whole house" solution. ELAN systems and products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. ELAN Home Systems is part of The AVC Group. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre -eminent manufacturers and marketers of state -of -the -art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: Niles®, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON® and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.'s (www.nortek -inc.com) Home Technology Group.

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