Core Brands Extends Collaboration with Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E Program

An ELAN Entertainment and Control System is at the Heart of Each Smart Home
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Core Brands will continue to collaborate with the Gary Sinise Foundation and its R.I.S.E. program to provide control, audio, and power management solutions for smart homes to be built through 2016.

The specially adapted custom smart homes, anchored by ELAN control and automation systems, are built for American military personnel who have made extreme sacrifices for their country.

“The team at Core Brands is honored to be supporting the Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program,” Core Brands president Joe Roberts said. “We are particularly grateful to the elite team of Core Brands integrators, who are outfitting these homes with ELAN control systems supported by our power and audio brands. These homes make a significant addition to the independence and mobility of these brave Americans who have sacrificed so much, and we look forward to working on many more homes with Gary Sinise Foundation.”

An ELAN entertainment and control system is at the heart of each smart home, integrating and controlling climate, security, audio/video, and other subsystems to provide maximum comfort and convenience to the veterans and their families. The homes include audio solutions from SpeakerCraft, Niles, or Sunfire, plus power protection and conditioning by Panamax and Furman—all from Core Brands. Additional products and solutions have been donated to these smart homes by OmniMount and Nortek Security & Control, sister companies to Core Brands.

R.I.S.E. was established to provide wounded heroes and their families with the necessary resources to overcome their new life challenges. Whether providing home modifications, adapted vehicles, wheelchairs/trackchairs, or constructing new specially adapted custom smart homes, the Gary Sinise Foundation is committed to helping wounded veterans increase their mobility and reclaim their self-reliance.

“Home is more than a house — it’s literally where we take comfort from the world,” said Judith Otter, executive director of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “The contribution being made by Core Brands will help to put 21st century smart home technology at the fingertips of some of the bravest Americans to have ever answered the nation’s call to serve.”