Constructech Magazine Names ELAN™ One of Technology's Hottest Companies for 2005

Leading Technology and Automation Magazine Names ELAN as One of 2005's Most Innovative and Exciting Companies in the Home Building Market for Third Consecutive Year

LEXINGTON, KY - - ELAN™ Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award -winning distributed audio/video and home automation systems, has been named one of technology's hottest companies of 2005 by Constructech magazine. For the third year in a row, the construction automation and technology -focused publication honored ELAN in its July issue with its Technology's Hottest Company award for the contributions that the company has brought to the residential building market.

"We are extremely dedicated to and passionate about the work we do here at ELAN and are excited to be recognized as an industry leader for the third consecutive year by Constructech and the construction industry," stated Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technical Officer. "Our team's collective mission is to develop products with an emphasis on quality, value and innovation. It is particularly rewarding to be viewed as a company on the cutting -edge of its field by such a prestigious publication and our industry peers."

Constructech magazine's Technology's Hottest awards recognize a highly select group of software and hardware vendors that have created innovative applications for the construction community. Constructech's editors selected the companies as Technology's Hottest based on number of years in business and products they had developed that were new, innovative and exciting to the construction community. Other key factors included revenue growth and significant customer growth, both of which ELAN has been fortunate to have consistently achieved over the years.

"For ten years, ELAN has continued to be at the forefront of Multi -room audio/video and control, and we're enthusiastic about and proud to recognize their ongoing success," said Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director for Constructech. "Since 1995 ELAN has developed and manufactured products that have improved the quality of lives around the globe. Those products save Dealers and Builders time and hassle, while providing a host of every day benefits to ELAN's end customers."

Ms. Smedley continued, "Year after year ELAN keeps innovating. From the new mini VIA!®4.0 and under -cabinet VIA! ®Valet6.4 touch panels to the just -announced VIA! ®dvdj, ELAN continues to produce innovative products that builders will install in thousands of homes across the country, as a result we are delighted to extend this honor for a third -year in a row to ELAN."

ELAN has become one of the fastest -growing companies in custom audio/video. Since a management -led buyout from the Square D Company in 1995, the company has experienced a staggering 800 percent sales growth. Today, the company offers more than 400 products and holds nearly 30 patents for a wide variety of audio, video and control technologies. In addition to the award -winning VIA!® series control panels and value -added music and movie products, ELAN participates in most every major custom A/V product category, including speakers, structured wiring, keypad and panel user interfaces, IR systems, control systems, audio and video distribution systems, amplifiers, value -added music source components and more. ELAN products are designed to work together as systems that provide entertainment throughout the home and are offered to suit nearly every taste and budget.

About Constructech:

Constructech magazine is turning the promise of technology and automation solutions into reality for the construction and facility management communities. Technology is providing the most effective way to improve bottom line results, and Constructech is the only magazine dedicated to providing industry professionals with the necessary information to make sound technology decisions. To subscribe, please go to or call 888 -454 -2170.

About ELAN Home Systems:

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

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