ELAN gSC controllers feature ELAN's new state-of-the art control platform that delivers Linux-based architecture for faster installation, broader device compatibility, and easier operation.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 10 February 2015 - ELAN, by leading home

automation, entertainment and control technology manufacturer, Core Brands, today
announced the immediate availability of its next-generation gSC2 and gSC10 controllers
for its ELAN g! System. The new gSC2 and gSC10 controllers are being showcased at ISE
2015 at stand 1-N70.

Both controllers incorporate a major upgrade of the award-winning ELAN Control Platform for residential and commercial markets. According to Robert Ridenour, Control Product Manager at Core Brands, "Our new Linux-based platform delivers even faster performance, easier installation, broader device compatibility, and greater scalability. The new gSC Controllers integrate full control functionality that equals the Pro Functionality of the HC Series. The ELAN Control Platform provides a foundation for Core Brands' highly competitive connected home ecosystem and continues to build its single source solution for customers in its dealer network."

Boasting new hardware architecture driven by the super-efficient Freescale IMX
Processor, the gSC2 and gSC10 are the fastest and most scalable controllers ELAN has
ever produced. In fact, they are so efficient they can be powered over Ethernet (PoE)
drawing less than 4W and 5W respectively. These controllers include the intuitive ELAN
configurator, which makes it easier for the installer by personalizing the system whereas
other control platforms require complex programming.

"The new controllers make it easier for dealers to configure, install and support
compelling whole-home entertainment and control solutions for lower overall cost
opening the world of ELAN to more customers," according to Ridenour. "The new
Controllers, supported by a wide range of new attach products from Core and third
party integration allow dealers to scale ELAN g! to meet the requirements of the largest
of projects. These new controllers are a major step forward in enabling dealers to work
with one platform to meet the widest range of solutions."

Both the gSC2 and gSC10 system controllers support applications in residential, light
commercial, hospitality, and corporate environments. Both controllers operate in either
master or extender mode, enabling them to scale to meet the needs of any job. Native
applications control media, climate, lighting and shades, security systems, door locks, IP
cameras, pool and spa, irrigation, and more. The rack-mounted gSC10 maximizes
connectivity with a plethora of serial, IR, automation and relay connections for
automating functions such as drapes, gates and garage doors. The gSC2 works perfectly
in a structured wiring distribution center for more limited direct control while using
Ethernet I/O extension from products like the Xantech XLIP. Both controllers fully
support NAS drive storage of data and Network Video Recorder (NVR) content.

The new ELAN gSC2 and gSC10 controllers are part of a completely integrated and
intuitive system of networked components including the gTP7 touchpad, gKP7 seven
button keypad and gHR200 remote, all being shown at ISE 2015.

About ELAN:
ELAN is a brand of Core Brands, offering 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

About Core Brands
Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands combines the product and
marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and
control brands including SpeakerCraft, ELAN, Niles, Panamax, Proficient, Furman,
Xantech and Korus to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel
partners and end users. For further information, visit

About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. 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:

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