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ELAN Releases 8.7.500 Software Upgrade

The software network video recorder solution for ELAN surveillance now enables up to eight channels on a single license.

Nice/Nortek Control has announced the availability of its ELAN Control Systems 8.7.500 software, beginning July 25 — which builds on the ELAN surveillance platform and enables comprehensive surveillance for installations of any size. With 8.7.500, the software-based ELAN onboard network video recorder (NVR) now supports up to eight channels with a single license when paired with a control extender. The software release, paired with updated solutions, allows partners to deploy surveillance solutions that support up to 36 channels and configure systems that uniquely fit the needs of each of their customers.

ELAN Software Update - Core OS

“It’s now easier than ever to scale a surveillance system. This upgrade furthers our ELAN brand’s focus to create more flexible and decentralized control systems. Additionally, it expands our partners’ portfolios helping them to create more opportunities with ELAN,” says Jeff Shaw, vice president of product management, control, power/AV at Nice/Nortek Control. “We’re shifting the NVR paradigm and keeping the integrator in mind as much as the end user. In pairing software with multi-purpose hardware not only are we providing an easier path for future features but also cutting down on set up and installation time.”

The ELAN software-based NVR features easy installation, setup, operation, and requires minimal hardware. Control of the system is done completely within the ELAN user interface, giving users the ability to manage both the NVR and the cameras without the need to switch between the ELAN app to view live feeds and a surveillance app to review recorded footage. Using ELAN Management Cloud, partners install the license on an ELAN SC-100 or ELAN SC-300 System Controller, add external storage and the cameras are ready to roll.

The new video platform is extensible and feature rich. A software-based approach allows systems to expand beyond the confines of single-purpose hardware deployments while providing partners and customers with a solution capable of fitting their unique needs and growing with them. By leveraging existing ELAN controllers to provide the NVR capabilities, these extenders can be dual-purpose and support IR extension, media players, and handheld remotes.

Included within the release of ELAN 8.7.500 is a new lighting scheduler with 32 programmable periods, to create a more personalized lighting experience in any zone.

Nice/Nortek Control is offering two live educational webinars for dealers and integrators to learn more about the ELAN 8.7.500 software upgrade and expansion capabilities. Interested attendees may register for the following webinars:

Regional Sales Managers are available for additional information, training materials, and marketing collateral.

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