ELAN® g! ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEM NOW COMPLIANT WITH THE KNX STANDARD

Industry leading manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art entertainment and control systems also becomes a member of the KNX Association, pledging to enhance the long-term strength of the standard.

Adding momentum to its international product marketing programs, ELAN® Home Systems today announced that it has joined the KNX Association, creator and owner of KNX technology - the worldwide standard for all applications in home and building control. At the same time, the company said that its industry-leading ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System is now compatible with KNX Certified lighting, climate, shade, and input/output devices.


"We are very excited to announce that our groundbreaking g! entertainment and control system now integrates with KNX devices," ELAN Home Systems President Paul Starkey said today. "Our international customers have been asking us to integrate with KNX and we now do so. As a result of this certification, and our commitment to continue to work with the KNX standard in our ongoing product development programs, we expect the ELAN g! system to become even more popular throughout the world."

In welcoming ELAN Home Systems into the KNX Association, Mr. Heinz Lux , Director of the KNX Association, noted that, "KNX is the most successful standard for home and building control throughout Europe and Asia and we are very pleased to have ELAN Home Systems embrace it as their control standard as well. ELAN's support of our goals and mission will help us to expand KNX throughout the world, including the United States. We look forward to working with ELAN's team to make the KNX standard even stronger in the years to come."

Available starting at under $2,000 for a single-room, four sub-system control solution, the ELAN g! Series Control System can be expanded quickly and cost-effectively to enable whole-home control of every room appliance. ELAN g! provides users with the most uniform and intuitive icon-based control from their favorite devices, including TVs, touch screens, 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 touch screens, 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.

The ELAN g! system has been awarded a 2011 Residential Systems Magazine RESI Award, a 2011 Custom Retailer Magazine EXCITE! Award, A 2011 CE Pro Magazine BEST Award, as well as a Platinum Level 2011 CEA Mark of Excellence Award by the Consumer Electronics Association and a 2011 Gold Level Electronic House Magazine Product of the Year Award.

The ELAN and KNX integration will be showcased Jan. 31 -Feb. 2 at ISE Stand 1N73 at The Amsterdam RAI in The Netherlands.

About KNX:
The KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology - the worldwide standard for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and shutter control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, smart metering as well as household appliances, audio/video and lots more. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control with a single, manufacturer independent design and commissioning tool (ETS), with a complete set of supported communication media (TP, PL, RF and IP) as well as a complete set of supported configuration modes (system and easy mode). KNX is approved as a European (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and an International standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3). This standard is based upon more than 20 years of experience in the market. Over 250 member companies worldwide from different application domains have almost 7000 KNX certified product groups in their catalogues. The KNX Association has partnership agreements with more than 30,000 installer companies in almost 100 countries.

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 (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

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