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Core Brands launches more affordable ELAN g1 home control system

The ELAN g1 entertainment and control system is designed to bring the benefits of the ELAN Control Platform to a significantly wider audience.

Core Brands has begun delivering its high-performance, affordably priced ELAN g1 entertainment and control system. The controller is designed for media rooms, smaller projects, second homes, builder packages and as a universal remote alternative, thus bringing the benefits of the ELAN Control Platform to a significantly wider audience.

The ELAN g1 System Controller is a versatile lower-point-of-entry controller and OSD extender for CI integrators and their customers. The controller is robustly configured with three IR outputs, one IR input, one bidirectional RS-232 input, one sensor, one HDMI output (720p/1080p) and one audio output. Its built-in WiFi enables all of its functions to be IP controlled; PoE enabled, it uses dramatically less energy than conventional controllers. It is shipped complete with a handheld remote, top-of-the-line IR sensor, three IR emitters and a serial adaptor.

The g1 features integration of up to 16 zones of security; two door locks; media that that can control one AVR, 32 displays and an unlimited number of ELAN zones; as well as controls for lighting (24 devices and up to 24 custom g! keypads), climate (three thermostats), video (three IP cameras), irrigation (16 groups and 256 zones) — plus the ability to add on an unlimited number of ELAN and Core Brands attachments.

“With the new ELAN g1, Core Brands is offering dealers a full featured, yet very affordably priced entertainment and control system that delivers more performance and greater value than is offered by competitors in similarly priced systems,” said Joe Lautner, director of control at Core Brands. “The g1 resets the benchmarks for robust performance at a value price in the CI control market. It’s going to enable our dealers to earn a great deal of new business in both the consumer and light commercial markets.”