CEDIA 2014 - CORE BRANDS TO DEBUT NEW ELAN g1 HIGH PERFORMANCE, AFFORDABLY PRICED ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEM

The new ELAN® g1 brings the award-winning ELAN Home Control Platform to the broadest range of applications.

DENVER, Sept. 11, 2014 - Leveraging the capabilities of its new ELAN Control Platform, leading home entertainment and control technology manufacturer, Core Brands (a Nortek company, NSDQ: NTK) will unveil its breakthrough high-performance, affordably priced ELAN g1 entertainment and control system at CEDIA 2014. The controller is designed for media rooms, smaller projects, secondary homes, production builder packages and as a universal remote alternative, thus bringing the benefits of the ELAN Control Platform to a significantly wider audience.


Shipping in September, the ELAN g1 System Controller is a versatile lower-point-of-entry controller and OSD extender for CI integrators and their customers. Although affordably priced, this new controller is robustly configured with 3 IR outputs, 1 IR input, 1 bi-directional RS-232 input, 1 sensor, 1 HDMI output (720p/1080p) and 1 audio output. Its built-in WiFi enables all of its functions to be IP controlled, and PoE enabled, it uses dramatically less energy than conventional controllers (5W or less).

The g1 features up to 16 zones of security; 2 door locks; media that that can control 1 AVR, 32 displays and an unlimited number of ELAN zones; as well as controls for lighting (24 devices and up to 24 custom g! keypads), climate (3 stats), video (3 IP cameras), irrigation (16 groups and 256 zones) - plus the ability to add on an unlimited number of ELAN and Core Brands attachments.

"With the new ELAN g1, Core Brands is offering dealers a full featured, yet very affordably priced entertainment and control system that delivers more performance and greater value than is offered by competitors in similarly priced systems," asserted Joe Lautner, Director of Control at Core Brands. "The g1 resets the benchmarks for robust performance at a value price in the CI control market. It's going to enable our dealers to earn a great deal of new business in both the consumer and light commercial markets."

See the g1 along with ELAN's new UltraMatrix Audio/HDMI switchers and gSC Controllers at CEDIA, booth #350.

About ELAN:
ELAN® offers an award-winning line of whole-house entertainment and control solutions distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and in more than 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

About Core Brands and Nortek:
ELAN is a brand of Core Brands, LLC, a Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK) company. Core Brands combines the product innovation and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management, and control brands to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel partners and end-users. Visit www.corebrands.com for more information.

Core Brands is part of Nortek's Technology Solutions Group (TSG), a group of top product brands that together offer a leading global portfolio of residential and commercial automation and control solutions and related products, delivering innovative entertainment, security, access and monitoring solutions to millions around the world. With leading brands including 2Gig GoControl, ELAN, Panamax, Geffen, Linear and SpeakerCraft, Nortek TSG has the largest install base of home control products of any provider. Nortek Inc. is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit: http://www.nortekinc.com/products/technology-solutions/.

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