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New ELAN audio system with Dante technology is available worldwide

New ELAN audio system with Dante technology is available worldwide
The all-new ELAN IP-Enabled Audio Distribution System that uses Dante audio technology was announced by Nortek Security & Control (NSC). The new ELAN IP-enabled Audio Distribution System leverages Dante for distributing superior-quality audio long distances over an existing network, thereby simplifying whole house audio and reducing cabling and labor costs. The comprehensive new ELAN audio distribution line of products includes a multi-zone audio matrix, multi-zone audio extender, multi-zone pre-amp audio matrix, local audio source interface and a network audio card.

“We’re taking music entertainment and fast installs to the next level as one cable truly does it all,” said Richard Pugnier, vice president of marketing at NSC. “As one of the first to leverage Dante audio networking in the residential market, we are pleased to deliver the innovative benefits to our customers. Dante provides uncompressed, multi-channel audio, with near-zero latency.”

“Our new ELAN networked audio system installs more easily and quickly using off-the-shelf network equipment and cables, and uses proven, reliable protocols,” said Jeff Shaw, product manager. “Integrators and homeowners alike will love it because it enables decentralized installations, with sources and amps placed where they make most sense such as in a pool or guest house. This lowers cost-of-ownership too.”

The new ELAN amplifiers in the IP-enabled audio distribution system also include pre-amp audio out connections that can be used to deliver audio to external amplifiers designed to power landscape speaker systems. The solution is highly flexible and expandable, giving the ability to add more sources or more zones when needed. Adding to the flexibility is the local audio source, which can be placed anywhere a source is located, delivering audio to the system over the network. For example, it can be used with a turntable or be placed behind a TV.

“This is another major step in our 2020 commitment to expand delivery of advanced technologies for the intelligent home to our integrators and customers,” concluded Richard Pugnier.

Product Adopted:
Audio Communication

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