ELAN’s g! Series Home Control System is shipping worldwide with built-in multi-language support. The IP-Based, whole house entertainment and management solution includes the HR2 handheld remote, TS7 seven-inch in-wall Touchscreen, HC12 and HC6 controllers, TS2 touchpad and its VL2 tabletop kit, plus g! Mobile iPhone app and new precision panels.
ELAN’s g! Series Home Control System
The ELAN g! Series Home Control System provides users with icon-based control from their favorite devices, including TVs, touchscreens, touchpads, PCs, iPhones, and iPads. The standardized interface works across platforms, so that the g!Mobile app on the iPhone appears and works similarly on ELAN touchscreens, valets and handheld remotes as well as users’ televisions and mobile devices.
Individual apps for each subsystem allow the user to control security, climate, lighting, media, irrigation, pool/spa, messaging, video, and photos. The interface also features personalized scheduling and detailed history views, enabling consumption subsystems like lighting and climate can be closely monitored and managed.
The g! system’s new centerpiece is ELAN’s first-ever handheld remote control, the HR2. It includes the features of a touchscreen packaged in a one-inch thick remote that weighs a mere 8 ounces. Its stylish, ergonomic design feels at home in your hand and is ready at a moment’s notice with a built-in accelerometer that instantly turns the HR2 on when you pick it up. Integrated Wi-Fi and IR ensure both rich metadata content as well as speedy local control of sources and TVs.
According to ELAN, nearly six months of R&D went into the button layout alone — with 43 backlit buttons logically arranged in a very pleasing and easy-to-use configuration. Three hot keys provide instant access to commonly used features like the now playing screen, media guide, and remote’s home page.
Featuring a 2.4-inch, 320×240 OLED touch display, the remote is powered by a Lithium Polymer battery with 10 hours of capacity during full use or 14 days on standby. A charging base is included and keeps the HR2 in an upright position.
The TS7 touchscreen takes the g! experience in-wall with a high-resolution, seven-inch LCD display for control of all g! and subsystem features. Like ELAN’s legacy touchpanels, the TS7 features live, full-screen analog video for security cameras and TV preview. Six hard-buttons are available for commonly used functions, while an integrated microphone and speaker enable convenient messaging features. The touchscreen also comes with brackets and back-boxes for new construction and “dog ears” for easy retrofit installations.
At the core of the g! system are two new home controllers, the HC12 and HC6. These new controllers feature on-screen interfaces, robust connectivity, and an expansive two-way driver collection. In addition to integrated connectivity for RS232, RS485, relays, and IR, these controllers extend the g! experience to the big screen through a high-resolution, 720p on-screen component video display. This On-Screen Display (OSD) allows users to control all aspects of their home from the TV using the same g! interface, without any additional hardware or expense. Also included is a built-in photo viewer that turns the TV and associated control interfaces into a digital picture frame. Also include is built-in audio server capability (Network Attached Storage [NAS] drive required for HC6 controller) and optional internet radio streaming services.
ELAN is also shipping its new g! precision panels. Featuring clearly labeled rear panel punch downs and front panel jacks for every system connection, these panels are meant to bring order to an installation. They can be mounted in-wall or in a standard 19-inch-wide equipment rack.
ELAN is also shipping its TS2 Film Interactive OLED Touchpad and the VL2 tabletop kit, as well as the g! Mobile App for the iPhone. The TS2 marries keypad functionality with the display capability and power of a touchscreen for an affordable way to control the home, plus adds a viewer app that provides security, lighting, and other control means not available on Olé products. The double-gang TS2 features a two-inch high-resolution OLED display and offers support for audio with full navigation and two-way feedback, control of lighting scenes, climate control, and security arming/disarming. It also displays real-time weather, forecast and time of day. The VL2 converts the TS2 Touchpad from an in-wall to a tabletop controller.