Friday, September 13, 2019

New ELAN Audio Distribution Line Debuts at CEDIA 2019

With Dante audio networking, the system adds flexibility and reduces installation costs for multi-room audio projects.

DENVER, COLORADO, September 13, 2019 – Improving both the integrator and end-user intelligent home experience, Nortek Security & Control today introduced a new line of ELAN® IP Amplifiers at CEDIA 2019 in Booth #2013 in Denver, Colorado. According to ELAN Product Manager Jeff Shaw, the new amplifiers enhance the whole home audio experience by delivering audio over existing networks.

“Distributed multi-zone audio traditionally requires long speaker cables that run back to the equipment rack,” Shaw explained. “The new ELAN Audio over IP solution simplifies and decentralizes audio installations by eliminating these long speaker cable runs and expanding multi-room audio possibilities.” 

With primary TV sources moving to set-top streaming boxes (Apple TV, Roku), the need to incorporate that audio in the whole house audio system is growing. The ELAN Audio over IP line – including multi-channel amplifiers and local source pre-amps – leverages Dante™ digital audio networking to give installers the ability to make use of these local sources in multiple rooms. The audio is then delivered between devices over the network, replacing expensive analog cabling with low-cost category cable.

“Projects with audio zones that are physically separated – a pool house, for example – can be part of the whole house audio system by connecting over the network,” Shaw added. “Secondary amps can be placed in remote locations closer to the speakers, eliminating long speaker cable runs.”

“ELAN Audio over IP is making installations easier and faster, thus reducing costs,” Shaw concluded. “This is another one of our intelligent solutions designed to meet the needs of integrators and their customers. We look forward to showing integrators what’s possible at CEDIA in Booth #2013.”

About ELAN
ELAN®, from Nortek Security & Control LLC, develops 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 countries worldwide. The ELAN 8 update was honored with the “2017 Human Interface Product of the Year” award, and the new ELAN Intelligent Touch Panels add face recognition and voice control for a truly intelligent home experience. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

About Nortek Security & Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential security, smart home automation, access control, and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 5 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands including 2GIG®, ELAN®, GoControl®, Linear®, Mighty Mule®, IntelliVision®, and Numera®, NSC designs solutions for security dealers, technology integrators, national telecoms, big box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, NSC has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information, visit www.nortekcontrol.com.

Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.