Welcome to The Connected Home.
In this issue, we'll introduce the new Vertical Power Conditioner from Panamax based on the top selling M4315-PRO most of you are already using. Panamax is the #1 name in power protection and the VT4315-PRO takes this legendary protection in an entirely new direction: VERTICAL. We'll also feature a beautiful Lake Tahoe ELAN installation by Epic AV Automation and then highlight a couple exciting multi-room audio bundles that include speakers from the award-winning SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 line. But first, don't forget to sign up for Core Brands training sessions at CEDIA. Register now.
We are looking forward to seeing you at CEDIA 2016.
We’ll have our largest booth ever highlighting the connected home solutions that help you do better business with the brands you trust. Plus, our nine training sessions will help you master all you need to know about the latest in custom installation, from outdoor audio to 4K video. And did we mention prizes? Learn more.
Lake Tahoe Smart Home Provides Homeowner with Year Round Views Through ELAN
PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, July 14, 2016 — Lake Tahoe is known throughout the world as a second-home oasis that offers breathtaking year round views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. When Mark Tanner Construction began building a beautiful new vacation home in Tahoe City, they wanted to create a home that would reflect and compliment the tranquil landscape — and provide year round views to the homeowner, even when he wasn’t there. To do that, they turned to long-time technology integration partner Epic AV Automation to further enhance the unique space with a high-tech AV system built around ELAN.
“The homeowner is very knowledgeable about smart home technology, and, in fact, has previously owned and operated several control systems,” Epic AV Automation President and CEO Scott Ruzich stated. “He was used to paying substantially more money with those other systems, between the expensive hardware and extreme expense of programming and configuring his previous systems. So, when we introduced him to ELAN, he was elated when he saw what we could do with the system and for substantially less money than he paid in the past.”
Designed around an ELAN System Controller, the homeowner can operate various media and entertainment options, security and IP cameras, climate, pool and spa, lighting, and irrigation from a single application. “We have used other home automation systems, but they were not as totally integrated as the ELAN System,” the homeowner explained. “ELAN has a single page menu that allows us to select whatever feature we are interested in using by selecting the touch screen icon that quickly puts that feature on the screen.”
For security, three network cameras were strategically placed, so the homeowner can view the property at any time, from anywhere. “We installed some very high-quality cameras all around the property, but mainly to watch the homeowner’s boat dock from the shoreline,” Ruzich explained. “A few years ago, the Tahoe area had a very large storm, which shifted the homeowner’s boat dock to the far edge of his neighbors property! Through ELAN, the homeowner can now view his dock at all times, especially to check in after bad weather.”
With 10 zones of audio, the homeowners and guests can be entertained in every room. Crystal-clear sound can be heard inside through 17 Niles loudspeakers and woofers. Eight Niles OS6.3 outdoor loud speakers were strategically placed in the BBQ area and around patios to ensure superior listening quality outside. TV shows and movies can be watched throughout seven zones of video on televisions ranging from 19 to 60-inches.
A major highlight of the ELAN system is the ability to operate the entire home from anywhere in the world, using a single application. “I remotely look at the cameras that surround our home, check the security system, turn on or turn off the lights, and adjust the temperature,” the homeowner explained. The ELAN system also helps with home preparation, before the family even enters the property. “It starts with being able to remotely adjust the temperature up or down prior to our arrival, using an iPhone or iPad,” the homeowner continued. “While approaching the home I am then able to turn the security system off, the lights on, and any other features that I’d would like to use.”
As if it couldn’t get any simpler, Ruzich programmed ‘home’ and ‘away’ buttons into the ELAN systems’ main screen. “These buttons easily prep the house prior to the homeowner’s, or a guest’s, arrival, as well as help expedite departure of the house,” Ruzich added. “When ‘away’ is clicked, the thermostat drops; every audio and video zone is turned off; and all of the security systems are armed, completely shutting down the home with only one button press.” According to Vice President at Epic AV Kacy Miller, “Our clients have exceptionally high expectations. We base our success on taking what is inherently complicated technology and simplifying it into an elegant user experience from mobile or touch-screen devices. Modern luxury homes are filled with technology; the trick is making it disappear and work seamlessly for the client.”
The homeowner concluded, “All of my family members are familiar with the features of the ELAN System; it is very easy to use.”
Ultimate Power for Your Racks - Go Vertical!
This Summer Core Brands launched the Panamax VT4315-PRO - the world's first full-featured IP controlled VERTICAL power conditioner. With 12 outlets in 8 BlueBOLT™ controllable banks, Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection, AVM automatic voltage monitoring, Linear Filtering and signal side protection, the VT4315-PRO provides a complete protection, performance and remote power management solution without taking up any rack space. The included mounting brackets can be installed in multiple orientations, allowing you the flexibility to place the VT4315-PRO in an ideal position on the rack for easy and clean cable management.
If your project includes a rack of gear, make sure it's protected by Panamax. Go Vertical. Order now.
See the VT4315-PRO on the Core Brands Portal.
VT4315-PRO Features at a Glance
- Vertical form factor frees up valuable rack space and simplifies cable management
- BlueBOLT® enabled for remote control and monitoring
- 12 protected and filtered outlets in 8 controllable outlet banks
- Outlets widely spaced to accommodate bulky "wall warts"
- 4K ready, high-bandwidth coaxial protection
- Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet protection
- 12V trigger
- Indicator lights for Voltage , Power, Protection OK, and BlueBOLT® Connectivity
- Mounting brackets (included) provide flexible mounting options
- Insulation gaskets for mounting brackets provide ground insulation
- 37 inch length fits into most racks 20 RU and above
- 3 Year Limited Product Warranty & $5,000,000 Connected Equipment Protection Policy
We have two very cool bundles available to US Direct ELAN Dealers. The S86A SpeakerCraft Bundle matches the multi-source, multi-zone controller with four pairs of SpeakerCraft 7” AIM Series 2 speakers. The S1616A SpeakerCraft Bundle matches the multi-source, multi-zone controller with six pairs of SpeakerCraft 7” AIM Series 2 speakers for unprecedented flexibility and value. Log into the Core Brands Dealer Portal and learn more.
ELAN Club Trip Update
We’re more than halfway into 2016 but there’s still plenty of time to secure your spot on the February ELAN Club Trip to sunny Mexico.
This trip is an opportunity to rub shoulders with other top performing ELAN Dealers, all while addressing your hankering for habanero! If you haven't recently checked your performance with your Core Brands Sales Rep, now is the time. Remember - all your Core Brands purchases count toward the contest criteria:
- Criteria # 1: First, you must be one of the top 30 ELAN dealers based on your 2016 ELAN product purchase volume from Core Brands.
- Criteria # 2: Within this group we will select the top 15 based on your overall purchases from Core Brands – that’s across ALL brands, not just ELAN.
If you don’t hit the top tier for the February 2017 trip, you can work toward earning a spot on the next one! We will work closely with you to help you maximize your ELAN sales and even help you add a brand if you’d like to explore new product lines! Download the ELAN Club flyer here.
Core Brands University - Class is always in Session
Core Brands University is is open for business and anchored by our new online learning system. CBU is the new home to ELAN g!School, the first step to becoming an ELAN Certified Dealer.
The g!School courses are designed to prepare you for any one of our regional two-day ELAN software trainings. After you’ve completed a two-day software training, just return to g!School to take the exam and receive an ELAN completion certificate. ELAN School will help you get the most out of your ELAN training.
Register here to begin or continue your training today. Registration is free and more trainings are on the way.
Discover the best way to learn more about ELAN Intercom's many features, as well as how to program the product, at Core Brands University. CBU will definitely give you added confidence and will help you to sell and install more ELAN intercom.
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Check out the feature page for ELAN Intercom.