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ELAN Version 8.1.401 Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that a new build of the ELAN software is now available on the ELAN dealer website. ELAN 8.1.401 is designed specifically for the gSC series controllers and the ELAN g1.

All gSC2, gSC10 and g1 controllers come with 7.0 as a factory default and must be updated to this software version upon commissioning for proper functionality.

Updates in 8.1.401 include:

  • Support for ELAN Premium Series Video over IP
    • EL-4KPM-VIP-CTRL
    • EL-4KPM-VIP-TX
    • EL-4KPM-VIP-RX
  • Fixes & Enhancements (See Release Notes)

Always back up your system prior to updating. ELAN strongly recommends all updates be performed on-site with a hard-wired connection to the system.

Get the 8.1.401 update now on the ELAN dealer website. For more detailed information, please download and read the 8.1.401 Release Notes.

Meet the New ELAN 4K HDMI Line-up

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We have begun shipping the new line of ELAN HDMI Matrices and HDBaseT Extenders. These new solutions work seamlessly with ELAN’s current system controllers, for exceptional performance in projects of all sizes. Auto-discovery and simplified configuration reduce set-up time to minutes – not hours – while delivering robust A/V & HDMI distribution throughout the system.

Software Update

With support for the new line.

A new build of the ELAN software is now available on the ELAN Dealer Website (login required). The 8.1.164 software release includes support for the following ELAN HDMI SKUs:

  • EL-4KPM-V66-A1812
  • EL-4KPM-V88-A2416
  • EL-4KM-V44-KIT
  • EL-4KM-V88

Plus, dozens of enhancements and updates. See the Release Notes on the ELAN Dealer Site.

Premium Series

Premium Series

The ELAN Premium HDMI Audio/Video Matrices deliver robust A/V distribution. Features include video support of 4K UHD up to 70 meters (2160p@24Hz 4:4:4 and 2160p@60Hz 4:2:0), an integrated audio matrix, plus simplified integration using the ELAN Configuration Software. The result is a robust solution for even the most demanding installations.

Video Matrix

Video Matrix Series

ELAN Video Matrix HDMI products deliver superior video quality, supporting 4K UHD video up to 40 meters (2160p @ 24Hz 4:4:4 and 2160p @ 60Hz 4:2:0). With industry-leading features and easy configuration, the Video Matrix Series handles the toughest video distribution projects with ease.

HDBaseT Extenders

HDBaseT Extenders

The HDBaseT Extender family is compatible with the new ELAN HDMI Matrices. HDBaseT technology enables extending  4K UHD video signals up to 70 meters (2160p @ 24Hz 4:4:4 and 2160p @ 60Hz 4:2:0).

Seamless Matrix

Seamless Matrix

The 4 x 4 Seamless HDMI Matrix enables display of up to 4 HDMI inputs on a single monitor. Its Video Wall feature easily turns multiple video monitors into a single large-scale image.

ELAN 8 Wins Human Interface of the Year Award at CES

 

New ELAN 8 Named Human Interface of the Year

We are very happy to announce this award, earned by the new ELAN 8 last week at CES.

ELAN’s strength has always been ease of use, reliability and performance. The new ELAN 8 enhances the intuitive interface and adds voice control through Amazon Alexa, plus powerful new user managed features. These advances were recognized at CES 2017 when ELAN 8 was awarded with the 2017 Human Interface Product of the Year award from the Consumer Technology Association’s Mark of Excellence Award Program Committee. The award was presented on Friday, January 6, 2017.

CTA’s Mark of Excellence Award for the “Human Interface Product of the Year” recognizes the product that best embodies state‐of‐the‐art ergonomics coupled with cutting‐edge technology to make the human interface more intuitive, functional and user-friendly. Each Mark of Excellence award category has a judging team comprised of systems integrators, manufacturers, members of the trade press or industry consultants.

ELAN Transforms Outdoor Space

Synergy Systems Group teams up with builder Den Bosch + Finchley to create the ultimate outdoor party space.

The event lawn’s audio is only one of the home’s 15-zones of audio, which also includes the pool area, outdoor terraces, media room and various locations throughout the home. Beyond audio, Synergy Systems Group connected the home’s thermostats, front gate, security system, cameras, spa controls, lighting, motorized shades and eight zones of video into the ELAN system.

Rob Campol, president of Synergy Systems Group states. “ELAN is one of those platforms that just works, it doesn’t have any idiosyncrasies or ‘gremlins’ that the automation industry seems to be plagued with.”

Click here for more details.

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Kwikset to Merge with Baldwin; Weiser Locks to Take Its Place

As of February, Kwikset will no longer be selling door locks to its Canadian supplier Product Solutions. A marketing decision on behalf of its parent company, Spectrum Brands, Kwikset will instead be merged with its sister company, luxury lock manufacturer, Baldwin. But fear not, Product Solutions will still be selling our remaining stock from Kwikset as well as introducing a new line of top-end automated locks from Weiser.

A lock manufacturer for over 100 years, Weiser knows that “quality and security are an integral part of every product” released and ensures that they “will function properly and provide the added protection and security you expect, [as well as] allow you to choose from a number of stylish products with confidence.”

You can see the whole list of Weiser products and prices on our dealer portal.

Logenex Door Stations: The Latest Line to Join the Product Solutions Family

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You can make something cheap or you can make something right. But just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best. Logenex specialises in making something right and Logenex is about making intercom and door entry products better, easier, stronger, more versatile, and better looking.

That first intercom ignited the sale of thousands of TeleDoorBell door entry systems currently available throughout North America. As markets and technology change, Logenex looks ahead to understand where the industry and consumer demands are heading as was the case recently with the redesign of TeleDoorBell. One choice was to pare down the TeleDoorBell, to make a less expensive version but the net result would have cheapened the brand. Instead we created an even more enhanced, intuitive TeleDoorBell that is easier to install, includes even more features, and came up with a fresh upscale design that designers and dealers feel confident recommending when dealing with upscale homeowners.

Spec it, install it, and recommend all Logenex products with confidence.

Yamaha adds first Slim/Compact receiver to the AVENTAGE line up

Yamaha has introduced its first slim/compact AVENTAGE receiver. The RX-AS710 is a 7.2 channel Network receiver that includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MusicCast and a whole host of other network features. The receiver is compatible with 4K Ultra HD HDMI utilizing HDCP 2.2. For more information click here.

 

 

 

SpeakerCraft Creates Dolby ATMOS In-wall Height Channel Module

SpeakerCraft is already winning awards for its new in-wall upward firing Dolby Atmos speaker. The prototype was unveiled at the 2015 CEDIA EXPO in Dallas, Texas last week. The ATMOS 100 module is an interesting concept that allows for installers to create a Dolby Atmos theatre without having to cut holes in the ceiling or add Atmos modules on top of existing floor standing speakers.  The modules will be released next year, along with a line of new in-wall AIMSeries2 LCR speakers. Click here for more details.

 

 

Atlona’s New 4K Switchers

Atlona has started to ship their new 4K HDMI switchers that support HDCP 2.2. They come in a 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 16×16 format. All of the switchers support POE for the attached receivers and audio de-embedding. They also feature “long – distance” outputs to help you extend HDMI signals that are a little too far for a regular switcher to handle. For more information on the new features of Atlona’s 4K click the links below.

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AT-UHD-PRO3-88M

AT-UHD-PRO3-1616M

 

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New Yamaha Receivers – 4K 2.2/Dolby Atmos

Yamaha has introduced 6 brand new AVENTAGE receivers. They all feature full 4K UltraHD support with HDCP 2.2 compatibility, and Yamaha points out that every receiver except for the entry level RX-A550 offer HDMI 2.0a with the ability to playback High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.

The AVENTAGE line up also includes the Spotify Connect, Pandora, vTuner streaming services; app-based control with the company’s Controller App to allow iOS and Android device owners to control their A/V receivers, and room equalization options with Yamaha’s YPAO acoustics suite.

To find out more details click here:

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