HomeLogic™, a leading manufacturer of IP based Entertainment and Control systems, today announced a newly tuned product line featuring embedded product integration with Sister Companies, ELAN® Home Systems and Sunfire™. This compatibility is now built-in to all HomeLogic products and supports complete control of Sunfire products as well as seamless integration with ELAN’s Touch Panels, Multi-Room Controllers and Source components. The announcement was made on the heels of the release of an even stronger “Power of Three” Program announcement, further adding impact for Custom Installation Dealers. The news was reported today at CEDIA Expo 2008 in Denver by Jim Herman, Vice President, General Manager and Co-Founder of HomeLogic.
These integration enhancements deliver powerful, innovative features and save installation time for Dealers. HomeLogic has a history of integration with ELAN and Sunfire going back three years. Now, with the even closer support and collaboration from the ELAN and Sunfire engineering teams, advanced control protocols have been made available that further simplify installation while adding new valuable control options, new source feedback, and plug and play control features. These new options are available with the company’s flagship HomeLogic controllers, and work with dozens of ELAN and Sunfire components -- allowing Dealers to flexibly configure scalable systems to fit any Client need and deliver complete home solutions.
“For the convenience of Dealers and Installers, HomeLogic will always maintain its very unique, open source heritage by expanding the list of compatible third-party audio, video and control products we integrate with. We are especially proud of the tight integration we have now achieved with our sister companies, ELAN and Sunfire,” said Mr. Herman. “We are thrilled with the positive Dealer feedback we are receiving regarding how they are using these new features to simplify installations and deliver competitive and even more profitable Client solutions.”
Joe Lautner, HomeLogic’s VP of Sales and Marketing, added, “HomeLogic is on the forefront of providing the custom Dealer with the most flexible and scalable control solutions on the market today. Because of the way our products are designed, installed and supported, we enable Dealer’s to become far more profitable in the integration and control arena. With HomeLogic, Dealers deliver custom solutions that do not require the typical weeks of on-site programming and on-site system support.”
“Additionally, HomeLogic systems can be viewed, supported and upgraded remotely -- providing convenience, time savings, and prompt support response for both the home owner and Dealer,” added Mr. Lautner. “This remote support feature is unquestionably powerful, and also gives HomeLogic the ability to provide real-time Dealer support, and allow the Dealers to provide real- time support to their field personnel and directly to home owners. All of these things ultimately benefit the Dealer’s bottom line and their ability to create and keep happy Clients.”
On the ELAN product side, integration now includes system-wide 2-way feedback of supported drivers now available on all Olé® Touchpads and VIA!® Touch Panels so that Dealers can offer their Clients a user interface for every room regardless of size, décor or budget. In addition, for a seamless look throughout the home, HomeLogic now has six new ELAN Olé-matching skins for their Touch Panels that allow them to beautifully match Olé.
Also, HomeLogic systems now include comprehensive ELAN S12 and S8.6 Multi-Room Controller support of features like Do Not Disturb, Whole House Music, Dynamic Range and EQ Adjustment for each zone. Dealers can also easily import any ELAN 1-way Serial or IR driver for advanced system controls. Integration even includes full 2-way control of ELAN’s DTNR Digital Dual Tuner, XM-R3™ Triple Satellite Audio Receiver, as well as the VIA!migo™ iPod® Integration Dock and VIA!®dj series I and II Digital Music Servers, including access to Playlists and Album Art.
HomeLogic will now offer complete integration and control of Sunfire components through enhanced 2-way drivers. For example, if a user manually selects a source at a Sunfire Home Theater Receiver or Processor, HomeLogic automatically knows what source to turn on, selects the proper inputs, runs any pre-programmed macros such as dimming the lights and lowering shades, and changes the display on all touch panels in the system to reflect the selected source. Traditionally, this process can take hours of programming, but is now a standard feature with HomeLogic -- providing the highest end in custom installation features seamlessly, effortlessly and quickly.
In addition to demonstrating its newest product integrations, HomeLogic will also showcase its popular, programming-free core HomeLogic Entertainment and Control technology. Of particular note will be the recently introduced DVR Pro Tab which adds integrated Digital Video Recording to HomeLogic systems with video cameras and then automatically records using motion detection or any other system trigger. The new DVR Pro Tab allows playback through a variety of Viewer Interfaces including the Internet and smart phones for instant global monitoring.
The DVR Pro Tab was featured in national news stories this spring when the system’s Digital Video Recorder output was responsible for the apprehension and arrest of the perpetrator within two hours of a reported Boston area crime. The system captured a company break-in, recorded it in action, and was used to collect crime scene evidence, find finger prints locations and determine what had been stolen. The DVR Pro Tab is sure to attract attention as a simple Dealer add-on, allowing users to browse through security clips with VCR style controls from anywhere in the home or remotely on the Internet.
HomeLogic Systems are the most scaleable control options in the industry, with solutions ranging from entry-level, simple to install, remote and second home management solutions, to mid-level entertainment and control solutions, to ultra high-end, sophisticated whole home solutions in homes exceeding 30,000 square feet -- providing Dealers with the tools to meet the widest range of Client product and support requirements. The HomeLogic Team will be showing their latest products and product integrations at CEDIA, Booth 610, September 4th through 7th in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
HomeLogic, LLC is dedicated to delivering market leading home management and control solutions that enhance a home owner's comfort, convenience and peace-of-mind. The company offers turn-key control solutions directly through Certified Dealers. HomeLogic systems provide an elegant user experience and require no custom programming simplifying the installation process as well as lowering the overall cost and complexity to homeowners. HomeLogic sells exclusively through a select group of direct Dealers. For more information visit www.homelogic.com.
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 www.elanhomesystems.com.
Founded by renowned audio innovator Bob Carver, Sunfire designs, develops, manufactures and markets the smallest, most powerful speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers in the world. Sold in over 65 countries, Sunfire combines unconventional thinking with precision engineering to create innovative theater products that deliver exceptional performance ??" whenever, and wherever, they are heard. Carver’s thirty five years of scientific research have resulted in numerous patents including the Tracking Downconverter™ power supply used in the company’s receivers and amplifiers; and High Pressure, High Back-emf technology found in the company’s speakers.
HomeLogic is a trademark of HomeLogic, LLC, Marblehead, Massachusetts. ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, Kentucky. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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