Nortek Control Announces New ELAN® System Control Platform and Software Focusing on Project Flexibility

Matthew Bail | March 17, 2021
Press Release

The ELAN 8.6 Software and comprehensive new product lineup creates the ideal control solution for every install from a single room to the most expansive property


CARLSBAD, CALIF., March 17, 2021 — Emphasizing flexibility and value in smart home control technology, Nortek Control today announced a complete, integrated set of System Controllers for ELAN® control solutions. Driven by the new ELAN 8.6 Software, ELAN products can now deliver the ideally matched control solution for every smart home automation scenario—from a single room media system to a sprawling luxury estate or commercial venue with multiple buildings. And now, the ELAN System is more flexible than ever with the addition of Z-Wave® to control compatible devices.

The newly updated ELAN 8.6 Software brings native Z-Wave Plus support to all ELAN EL-SC System Controllers, including new models announced today and detailed below. Easy discovery and installation of all Z-Wave devices can be accomplished via ELAN Viewer app on mobile devices.

“We’re extremely excited to announce that we are taking the connected home to a whole new level. With the combination of the power-packed ELAN 8.6 Software and our strong family of individual IP-based ELAN System Controllers, we are delivering elevated control, flexibility and efficiency to suit any smart home project,” said Richard Pugnier, Vice President of Marketing at Nortek Control. “Each piece is designed to accommodate different sized installations, offering easy choices for deployment and virtually unlimited future expansion. Homeowners and Integrators alike will benefit as they can use the controller that’s perfectly suited to their needs while being able to grow seamlessly with our hardware options.”

Major enhancements ushered in by the ELAN 8.6 Software include Alexa International capability, Lutron QSX integration and more. Auto-generated Lighting and Shades pages can be grouped with ease. New viewer-based scene editor allows for users to customize scenes. In addition to lighting enhancements, the ELAN 8.6 Software enables mobile export of surveillance video clips from ELAN NVR on iOS and Android smart devices.

New Hardware Solutions

The just-announced family of ELAN hardware includes several options, is IP-enabled for integration and can expand via external I/O options and software licenses. Leading with the new flagship ELAN EL-SC-300-ZW System Controller, large to massive projects are easily addressed. With every control option imaginable, the EL-SC-300-ZW provides the ultimate flexibility for a home and system of most any size. It brings together all the intelligent devices and allows them work together in one seamless system. Homeowners can control media, lighting, climate, pool/spa, irrigation, doorbell cameras, security and more through a single app interface. Compatible with other ELAN devices and many third-party products, an included Z-Wave transceiver also enables control of compatible Z-Wave devices.

For smaller to moderate installations the ELAN EL-SC-100-ZW System Controller provides a single point of control and automation for media, climate, lighting, security, surveillance and more. It includes an integrated Z-Wave transceiver, which eliminates the need to add third-party hardware to control Z-Wave devices.

The new ELAN EL-IO-200 IO Extender extends control to additional media and smart-home devices not placed near the main controller. Paired with an EL-SC-100-ZW, EL-SC-300-ZW, or a gSC Series Controller it can enable systems to expand to meet growing needs. Sized for easy installation, this extender can fit in the smallest spaces.

The new ELAN EL-SC-200-ZW bundles the new EL-SC-100-ZW System Controller with the EL-IO-200 Control Extender and ties it all together with an EL-SW-100-PRO license to seamlessly provide control and automation for all popular categories.

The new series of ELAN System Controllers is just one part of the strong lineup of new, innovative products promised by Nortek Control for 2021. Pricing and availability will be announced soon.

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About ELAN
The award-winning ELAN® whole-house entertainment and control solutions, by Nortek Control, are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and countries worldwide. The ELAN 8 Software 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. To learn more, visit www.elancontrolsystems.com.


About Nortek Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential and commercial customers, serving the security, access, AI, health & wellness, control and power/AV markets. Nortek Control 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, the company designs solutions for national telecoms, big-box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, dealers, technology integrators and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., Nortek Control 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.


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