ICS talks to ELAN g! as AVC brings brands closer14 September 2011
As the first step of a product strategy of creating synergies between its brands, The AVC Group has announced that the Niles IntelliControl ICS platform can now connect with the ELAN g! control system. This will enable users of the Niles ICS multi-room audio system to control its six streaming sources by iPad or iPhone.
“This initial integration of the Niles ICS system with the ELAN g! control platform makes it possible for our loyal base of Niles ICS customers to immediately access the benefits of whole-home automation featured in the ELAN g! control system,” said Mark Terry, AVC president.
Terry added that Niles ICS dealers who qualify to sell ELAN g! systems can now offer both ICS customers a bridge to the control of television, lighting, climate, and other functions via the ELAN g! system. Also, qualified ELAN dealers can offer another option for streaming content, including native Pandora internet radio.
The IntelliControl ICS system can distribute content from iPods, terrestrial, satellite and internet radio, and TV, CD and DVD sources. Content is accessed via in-wall touchscreens and touchpads, handheld remotes and portable touchscreens that provide source, song, station and playlist information.