Top Industry Magazine Publishers Join Prestigious Roster of ELAN® Tech Week 2008 Sponsors

EH Publishing Signs On as Lead Media Sponsor While Mendelsohn Media Secures Supporting Sponsor Position for Top-Rated Tech Training Event

LEXINGTON, KY - ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award -winning Multi -Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that two major media companies will join the ELAN Tech Week 2008 event as Media Sponsors. The announcement was made today by Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

EH Publishing, the consumer and industry information leader and resource for the home electronics industry, and Mendelsohn Media, the new publishers of Home Entertainment, covering home theater and home automation systems for the high net -worth market have signed on, respectively, as Lead and Supporting Media Sponsors.

'These two prestigious publishers, along with our Headline Sponsors, Lutron and Middle Atlantic, will help us structure another top four days of training, idea exchange and networking at the same level that helped us win the CEA's 2007 Mark of Excellence Award for Best Training and Dealer Support Programs,' stated Mr. Starkey.

'Following on their sponsorship of TRIO 2007, we are thrilled to welcome back publishing powerhouse EH Publishing, with their group of trend -setting publications including Electronic House and their leading trade publication CE Pro, as our Lead Media Sponsor for Tech Week 2008. We are also especially excited to welcome Mendelsohn Media as Supporting Media Sponsor. This new publishing company recently acquired the popular consumer magazine Home Entertainment and will be introducing a great new trade title shortly,' added Mr. Starkey.

'We've supported Tech Week from the beginning because it is recognized as one of the industry's premiere technical training events and are proud to once again be the event's lead media sponsor,' said Steve Nesbitt, EH Publishing's Publisher. 'We serve this community with information conduits on both the consumer and professional sides, so having access to over 300 top industry pros for four days gives us the rare opportunity to interact directly with the very people who drive this industry.'

'Although Mendelsohn Media's flagship title, Home Entertainment, is now in its fifth year, the March/April issue is the first title to be published under our new company,' said Mark Mendelsohn, publisher and owner of Mendelsohn Media, LLC. 'We are very excited about networking with the Tech Week professionals because these are the movers and shakers of our industry. Participation in ELAN's Tech Week affords us the opportunity to promote the launch of our highly anticipated new title Luxury CE: Strategies for Success in the Luxury Market, a bimonthly trade magazine that will help custom integrators and CE professionals better deal with high net worth clients.

EH Publishing and Mendelsohn Media join an already impressive group of Sponsors including Lutron and Middle Atlantic Products who, as previously announced, are the Tech Week 2008's VIP Headline Sponsors.

This year, ELAN's Tech Week is an exclusive event that will bring together more than 300 of ELAN's top Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners and Members of the Media at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky, May 13th -16th. This follow -up to ELAN's first Tech Week, held two years ago, has become a truly unique educational exchange. Here, industry professionals offer Dealers and Installation Specialists exposure and training on new technology and installation techniques to help position their businesses for success in the highly competitive home automation market.

For additional details on becoming a Tech Week VIP Sponsor, ELAN integration partners are invited to call Cindy Haley at 859 -422 -7177 or Cat Fowler, ELAN's VP of Marketing and Technical Services at 859 -422 -7161. A very limited number of additional sponsorships are available on a first -come, first -served basis.

About EH Publishing:
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the electronic home industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million electronic home professionals and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on -line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry's source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on -line publications: Electronic House,, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro,, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), TecHome Builder Conference and Expo (TBX.), Worship Facilities Expo (WFX), ROBOBusiness Conference and Expo, RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and the Consumer HealthTech Summit. To find out more, visit

About Mendelsohn Media LLC:
Mendelsohn Media LLC is a technology and lifestyle publisher serving an affluent clientele interested in the finest in technology and design. The Calabasas -based firm has taken over publication of the former Curtco title Home Entertainment, effective with its March/April 2008 issue. Launched in 2002, Home Entertainment magazine is dedicated to the world's most exceptional home theater designs, home automation systems, architecture, interior design, and the finest in audio/video technology. The publication offers feature stories on custom -installed audio, video, home automation, lighting control and wireless networking, as well as whole house integration and home entertainment experiences. Publishing will also include the upcoming launch of Luxury CE: Strategies for Success in the Luxury Market. Mendelsohn Media LLC will have a unique solution for advertisers seeking high net worth consumers and the finest audio/video retailers, integrators and custom installers. To find out more, visit

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

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer, Bob Farinelli, is available for interviews and desk side briefings regarding Tech Week. He is also available to provide expert quotes and bylined articles upon request. To schedule an interview or discuss article options contact Steven Style at 212 -465 -1290 or

Press Contacts:
Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859 -269 -7760
f) 859 -268 -2132

Steven Style
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
t) 212 -465 -1290
f) 212 -465 -1299

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