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Nice/Nortek Control Releases Software Upgrade 8.7 for ELAN Control Systems

New features include Bluetooth support for ELAN Touch Panels, Handheld Remote Direct connection, and integration with new utilities, wellness products, and 2GIG EDGE security panels.

Nice/Nortek Control  has released Software Upgrade 8.7 for ELAN Control Systems. Topping the list of many major new features and enhancements, new Direct Control functionality, Bluetooth player capability, an entirely new subcategory of utility products integration, and the first-ever integration with the 2GIG EDGE Security Panel make this update significant for both integrators and end users of ELAN products. The 8.7 Software adds complete control to important lifestyle aspects of today, such as home security, wellness, and home integrity (i.e., water leak detection) components without additional hardware.

ELAN Software Update - 2GIG EDGE

The new Direct Control feature allows ELAN Remote Controls to communicate natively with an ELAN Controller, rather than using the home Wi-Fi, for instant connections even in environments where home networks may be challenging. The new Bluetooth player instantly turns every ELAN Touch Panel into a Bluetooth receiver, eliminating the need for any external receiver. Anyone in the home, whether family members or guests, can connect their smart phone through an ELAN Touch Panel to play their own music through the whole-home audio system.

This Software Upgrade also provides extensive new integration with popular home wellness and security products for an easier to design, install, and enjoy total control solution. For example, a new subcategory for popular utility products, such as power management and conditioning, air quality, and leak detection, has been added to bring more visibility to the wellness of the home for homeowners. Further, the 8.7 Software is the first to deliver seamless integration with the 2GIG EDGE Security Panel.

ELAN Software Update - Core OS

“[We have] included many of our dealers’ most requested features, making this software release one of the most comprehensive software releases we have brought to market to date,” says Jeff Shaw, vice president of ELAN product management for Nice/Nortek Control. “For example, ELAN Intercom now leverages native mobile phone integration so users will never miss a call and support for KNX RGBW lighting has been added, plus exciting new live layer themes and much more. We invite our integrators to check out the full list of new capabilities in our Management Cloud to offer their customers the most relevant, easy-to-use control offerings bar none.”

Some of the specific requested utility solution offerings include ELAN Control Systems integration with the 2GIG EDGE panel, Moen Flo and Phyn water leak detection, TED energy-efficiency monitoring, and Broan/Nutone Overture indoor air quality control. Combined, these new additions further advance Nice/Nortek Control initiatives to be ‘Stronger Together’ and help integrators create healthier, safer homes, and better smart home experiences for homeowners.

Authorized dealers can see the full list of features and access the new ELAN 8.7 Software via the Management Cloud.

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