New Nice/ELAN® IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System With Dante™ Technology is Now Shipping

June 23, 2020
Press Release

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 24, 2020 — Today the all-new Nice/ELAN® IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System that uses Dante™ audio technology was announced by Nice North America LLC (NSC). The new Nice/ELAN IP-enabled Audio Distribution System leverages Dante for distributing superior-quality audio long distances over an existing network, thereby simplifying whole house audio and reducing cabling and labor costs. The comprehensive new Nice/ELAN audio distribution line of products includes a multi-zone audio matrix, multi-zone audio extender, multi-zone pre-amp audio matrix, local audio source interface and a network audio card.

“We’re taking music entertainment and fast installs to the next level as one cable truly does it all,” said Richard Pugnier, vice president of marketing at NSC. “As one of the first to leverage Dante audio networking in the residential market, we are pleased to deliver the innovative benefits to our customers. Dante provides uncompressed, multi-channel audio, with near-zero latency.”

“Our new Nice/ELAN networked audio system installs more easily and quickly using off-the-shelf network equipment and cables, and uses proven, reliable protocols,” said Jeff Shaw, product manager. “Integrators and homeowners alike will love it because it enables decentralized installations, with sources and amps placed where they make most sense such as in a pool or guest house. This lowers cost-of-ownership too.”

The new Nice/ELAN amplifiers in the IP-enabled audio distribution system also include pre-amp audio out connections that can be used to deliver audio to external amplifiers designed to power landscape speaker systems. The solution is highly flexible and expandable, giving the ability to add more sources or more zones when needed. Adding to the flexibility is the local audio source, which can be placed anywhere a source is located, delivering audio to the system over the network. For example, it can be used with a turntable or be placed behind a TV.

“This is another major step in our 2020 commitment to expand delivery of advanced technologies for the intelligent home to our integrators and customers,” concluded Richard Pugnier.

The new IP-enabled audio distribution system is comprised of the following products.

EL-IPD-MTX-8CH – Multi Zone Audio Matrix
EL-IPD-AMP-EXT  – Multi Zone Audio Extender
EL-IPD-PRE-MSI  – Multi Zone Pre-Amp Audio Matrix
EL-IPD-PRE-SSI  – Local Audio Source
EL-IPD-NAC-EXT  – Network Audio Card

The Nice/ELAN Audio Lineup leverages the Nice/ELAN 8.5 software version, which also includes additional compelling features such as international language support for Google Assistant and more.

About Nice/ELAN
The renowned Nice/ELAN® whole-house entertainment and control solutions, by Nice North America LLC, have set the benchmark for automation for over 30 years. The Nice/ELAN control products have been honored multiple times including winning a Human Interface Product of the Year award, and continue to expand intuitive functionality with security, surveillance, climate, audio and video distribution products and integrations. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., Nice/ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit

About Nice North America
Nice North America 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®, Nice/ELAN®, Linear®, GoControl®, Mighty Mule®, IntelliVision®, Numera® and Libris®, NSC designs solutions for security dealers, technology integrators, national telecoms, big box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., 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

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Press Contacts
Cat Toomey
President and CEO, CATalyzing Communications

Intelligent IP amps use Dante audio networking technology for superior-quality music with near-zero latency, decentralized installations and reduced multi-room project costs.