ELAN Unveils Two New Intelligent Touch Panels at CEDIA 2018

Matthew Bail | September 14, 2018
Press Release

Includes voice control, plus IntelliVision® face recognition and high resolution video.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Nortek Security & Control (NSC), the global leader in smart connected systems and devices, today announced the introduction of two new intelligent and interactive ELAN® smart home interface touch panels that leverage face recognition and voice control to deliver more personalization options than ever for controlling the connected smart home. The 8” and 12”  products were unveiled to the custom installation channel at CEDIA 2018 in Nortek Security & Control Booth #4637 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Touch Panels“With the control enabled by face recognition and voice, these new interfaces go way beyond what we’d normally call a ‘touch’ panel,” explained ELAN Product Manager Jeff Shaw. “They are fully interactive control panels that redefine what smart home control can be.”

Each new intelligent touch panel starts with a high-resolution touch screen interface. Face recognition and advanced motion analytics from NSC’s IntelliVision® enable these two panels to respond to individual users with personalized options. The dual digital MEMS microphone-array provides exceptional voice control for the ELAN® system, with flexibility that lets users choose their preferred voice interface without needing to fill the house with voice assistant hardware. The intelligent touch panels display high-resolution video, including monitoring and playback from ELAN Surveillance cameras and NVR. Two-Way Audio and Video enables exceptional communication with the video doorbell, paging, and ELAN Intercom.

ELAN Discovery simplifies installation by auto-discovering the intelligent touch panels on the network and configuring them with just a click. Each panel mounts using a standard 2 gang (US) box, which means no custom bracket is required. The interactive panels can be powered locally using a 12VDC power supply (not included) or using PoE, and connect to the controller over Wi-Fi or using power over Ethernet and with a single wire hookup.

“Our goal is to make the ELAN smart home more than just smart, and more than just connected,” continued Shaw. “With these new intelligent and interactive panels, we’re making the smart home experience more intuitive as well.”

Both touch panels will ship in Q2 of 2019. Interested attendees can see the 8” touch panel in person at CEDIA 2018 in ELAN/Nortek Security & Control Booth #4637.

About ELAN

ELAN, now part of Nortek Security & Control, 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 continues to expand its intuitive functionality with security, climate, surveillance and video distribution products and integrations.

About Nortek Security & Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control, and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 4 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 national telecoms, big box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, security dealers, technology integrators 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 nortekcontrol.com.

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