Upgrades Coming to Elan

Core Brands, LLC, a Nortek company, has upgraded its ELAN Control Platform with two new system controllers for the residential and commercial markets.

The new Linux-based platform provides better performance, easier installation, greater scalability, and broader device compatibility. It also offers a foundation for Core Brands’ connected home ecosystem. (CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson hinted at this during ISE in January.)

“This is the most significant engineering effort in ELAN’s 25 year history,” says Joe Roberts, Vice President of Products and Marketing, Core Brands. “Our team has invested heavily to re-architect the ELAN Control Platform and make it the preeminent platform for the next-generation connected home.”

Related: Elan Launches Simpler API for Rapid Home Automation Driver Development

The platform increases the opportunities for Core Brands’ portfolio of smart “Internet of Things” products. These can be attached to the platform and controlled, automated and monitored by ELAN. Speakers, multi-room audio, cameras, and access products are included in the attached categories.

The ELAN gSC2 and gSC10 system controllers, the first products built upon the ELAN v7 Platform, will begin delivery to dealers in July. With new hardware architecture driven by the Freescale IMX Processor, these are ELAN’s fastest and most scalable controllers. They can also be powered over Ethernet (PoE), drawing less than 4W and 5W respectively.

“The ELAN Control Platform is a cornerstone in our strategy to delight our dealers and their clients with innovative and integrated products backed by best-in-class service and support,” says Roberts.

The ELAN gSC2 and gSC10 controllers will also be featured at the upcoming Core Brands summer tour.

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