ELAN® HOME SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR LUTRON'S HOMEWORKS® QS TOTAL HOME CONTROL SOLUTION

ELAN leverages its nearly two-decade relationship with Lutron by extending its integration with Lutron's newest offerings for Europe, Asia and beyond.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, December 16, 2011 -Strengthening its nearly two -decade relationship with Lutron, ELAN® Home Systems today announced that its ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System software version 5.4 will support the new international version of Lutron's HomeWorks QS total home control system.


According to Joe Lautner, ELAN Product Manager and Business Development, "ELAN products have been working with Lutron systems for the better part of two decades, and now our integration with the new international HomeWorks QS control system proves that the best just keeps getting better. Dealers and customers all around the world can now combine the latest in lighting and shading automation from Lutron with the best in home entertainment and control with the ELAN g! system. And it's the easiest integration in the industry -with one click in the ELAN g! Configurator, all of the loads, keypads and programming from the Lutron system are automatically populated in the g! Configurator."

Once an integrator installs and programs a Lutron RadioRA® 2 or HomeWorks QS System, the ELAN g! system imports the data from the Lutron system. Once imported, the integrator can pick and choose what they want to display on any of the g! user interfaces. ELAN provides templates to match the Lutron in -wall keypads so the integrator can simply drop any keypad onto the g! user interface and it will behave the same way as the Lutron in -wall keypad.

The integrator can then add automation for the lights to turn on and off based on preset schedules or activity -based events such as arming or disarming the security system, motion detection, driveway sensors and more. The g! software also makes it easy to create additional scenes that can be controlled from any g! interface and are unique from the scenes driven by the Lutron in -wall keypads.

The g! software version 5.4 includes enhanced support for Lutron's Sivoia QS shade control, offering homeowners more control for improved energy management, safety, comfort and convenience. It also integrates Lutron's new temperature control products.

Lutron's HomeWorks QS system integrates the control of all your lights, interior and exterior, and regulates a home's daylight with window shade control. The system integrates with other manufacturers' audio/visual and HVAC controls for broader control of your home environment, and it does all of that while saving energy. So you're not only choosing a system that will redefine your way of living, you're also investing in a system which can pay for itself over the life of your home.

The ELAN g! Control System provides users with the most uniform and intuitive icon -based control from their favorite devices including TVs, touchscreens, 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 touchscreens, 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.

Individual "apps" for each subsystem allow the user to control security, climate, lighting, media, irrigation, pool/spa, messaging, video and photos with the flick of a finger. Access is fast and secure through any ELAN home interface or globally with mobile Internet enabled devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Netbooks and PC Tablets. Since the intuitive interface empowers users with personalized scheduling and detailed history views, high consumption subsystems like lighting and climate can be closely monitored and managed for a greener lifestyle - and substantial energy savings.

About Lutron Electronics:
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy -saving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even standby power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco -friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy -saving products sold in more than 100 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www.lutron.com.

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 Home Technology Group.

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