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Nortek Debuts New ELAN System Control Platform and Software

Focuses on project flexibility with the addition of Z-Wave compatibility.

Emphasizing flexibility and value in smart home control technology, Nortek Control has announced a complete, integrated set of System Controllers for ELAN control solutions. Driven by the new ELAN 8.6 Software, ELAN products can now deliver a matched control solution for every smart home automation scenario — from a single room media system to a sprawling luxury estate or commercial venue with multiple buildings. And now, the ELAN System is more flexible than ever with the addition of Z-Wave to control compatible devices.

The newly updated ELAN 8.6 Software brings native Z-Wave Plus support to all ELAN EL-SC System Controllers, including new models announced today and detailed below. Easy discovery and installation of all Z-Wave devices can be accomplished via ELAN Viewer app on mobile devices.

Major enhancements ushered in by the ELAN 8.6 Software include Alexa International capability, Lutron QSX integration, and more. Auto-generated Lighting and Shades pages can be grouped. New viewer-based scene editor allows for users to customize scenes. In addition to lighting enhancements, the ELAN 8.6 Software enables mobile export of surveillance video clips from ELAN NVR on iOS and Android smart devices.

ELAN Controllers

New Hardware Solutions

The just-announced family of ELAN hardware includes several options, is IP-enabled for integration, and can expand via external I/O options and software licenses. Leading with the new flagship ELAN EL-SC-300-ZW System Controller, large-to-massive projects are easily addressed. It brings together all the intelligent devices and allows them work together in one system. Homeowners can control media, lighting, climate, pool/spa, irrigation, doorbell cameras, security, and more through a single app interface. Compatible with other ELAN devices and many third-party products, an included Z-Wave transceiver also enables control of compatible Z-Wave devices.

For smaller to moderate installations the ELAN EL-SC-100-ZW System Controller provides a single point of control and automation for media, climate, lighting, security, surveillance, and more. It includes an integrated Z-Wave transceiver, which eliminates the need to add third-party hardware to control Z-Wave devices.

The new ELAN EL-IO-200 IO Extender extends control to additional media and smart-home devices not placed near the main controller. Paired with an EL-SC-100-ZW, EL-SC-300-ZW, or a gSC Series Controller, it can enable systems to expand to meet growing needs.

The new ELAN EL-SC-200-ZW bundles the new EL-SC-100-ZW System Controller with the EL-IO-200 Control Extender and ties it all together with an EL-SW-100-PRO license to provide control and automation for all popular categories.

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