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ELAN Adds Training Center

New Marblehead, Massachusetts, instruction facility brings complete ELAN, Sunfire, and HomeLogic training closer to dealers throughout the Northeast.

Lexington, KY — ELAN Home Systems is opening a new hands-on training facility in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The new facility, located within sister company HomeLogics corporate headquarters, boasts fully equipped racks of ELAN and HomeLogic products that dealers will use for hand-on installation and programming instruction.

Our Power Of Three Initiative is moving forward in all respects and we have placed a special emphasis on the training aspects of the program, said Paul Starkey, ELANs executive vice president of sales and marketing. With hands-on centers in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and six other locations around the country, plus a keen eye on the economic times for our dealers, we now offer conveniently located training opportunities throughout the U.S., saving them travel time and money.

Marblehead is located just outside of Boston and is no more than a six-hour drive from major cities in the Northeast. Classes at the new facility will be conducted by John Jacobson, ELANs Northeast regional technical associate. This new center brings the best training in the industry even closer to home for the entire Northeast corridor,” Jacobson said. Dealers from Philadelphia to Montreal will now be able to travel a much shorter distance to get the same high standard of hands-on training offered at our Corporate Training Center in Lexington.

Classes at the new Training Center are held on a monthly basis and will initially focus on ELAN and Homelogic system design, hands-on installation and programming. Also included in the instruction, and in all the hands-on equipment racks, are systems from Power of Three (P3) Integration Partners — manufacturers of lighting, climate control, and security systems that integrate with P3 whole-home systems. Full-blown Sunfire training classes are scheduled to commence this October.

The hands-on training is part of a multi-faceted approach that also includes ELAN and Sunfire University online courses, Tech Week, and the TRIO Dealer Summit for immersive single weeks of bi-annual dealer and installer training, and in-field support from ELANs 12 U.S. regional sales managers and technical associates. Additionally, HomeLogic online University is scheduled to debut in 2009, further adding to the array of convent dealer training options.

In addition, to its Corporate Training Centers in Marblehead (East), Lexington, Kentucky, (Central) and Carlsbad, California, (West), the ELAN group host regional P3 Training on a regular basis at sites in Orlando, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

ELANs first training classes at the Marblehead Training Center include ELAN Hands-On Training, ELAN Advanced Training and HomeLogic Basic Training. Sunfire classes are expected to begin this fall. For more information on the Northeast training schedule or to register for classes, go to: