ELAN accelerates innovation with all-new 8.2 software update

ELAN accelerates innovation with all-new 8.2 software update
Continuing to innovate its award-winning entertainment and control platform, ELAN – from Nortek Security & Control – today introduced the 8.2 software update to enhance the intuitive ELAN UI and reaffirm the brand’s “your world, made simple” value proposition. The introduction was made at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam.

“This update introduces several new enhancements that streamline installation for custom installers and elevate the personalized smart home experience for homeowners,” Vice President of Product Management Mike Jordan said today. “ELAN 8.2 adds support for the new ELAN Remote, and includes new Alarm, Views Theme, IR Library management updates and AVR Refresh features, along with several performance improvements.”

For integrator, installation has never been easier. The new ELAN Discovery feature simplifies set-up with the auto-discovery and auto-configuration of compatible devices on the network. Discovery scans the system’s IP networks – including wireless – to find all devices by IP and MAC addresses. Devices with the ELAN beacon can be provisioned and installed with just a click, saving substantial time on every project.

“All new ELAN devices will include ELAN Discovery, making it easier than ever to install an ELAN system,” Jordan added. “And devices like the upcoming ELAN Surveillance NVR/Cameras and ELAN Thermostat, which may be on a separate IP range from the controller, can be simply configured within ELAN Discovery by selecting the ‘Install’ button next to the device. It has never been easier for the integrator to set up an ELAN system.”

ELAN 8.2 also marks the introduction of the new ELAN Views feature, which allows integrators to create a custom floor plan rendering of an installation, and view and control subsystems in 2D or 3D space. Integrators can quickly move from standard sub-system view to 2D or 3D view, and back again. Event Maps can be used to trigger the Views layout, enabling homeowners to immediately see a tripped security sensor displayed in the 2D or 3D model, for example.

Additionally, Cloud IR Library source interfaces can now be modified through ELAN 8.2. Integrators can export, import and create copies of IR Library Sources, and a full library is available to be loaded on a PC for offline access.

“ELAN 8.2 was designed to simplify and streamline the smart home experience for both the integrator and the homeowner,” Jordan concluded. “ELAN prides itself on developing an ultra-intuitive smart home system that is easy to configure and easy to use. ELAN 8.2 continues to build on the legacy that ELAN has created, and we look forward to introducing it worldwide at ISE 2018.”

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