ELAN®’s XP-8.4 Wi-Fi Touch Panel Shipping Months Ahead of Schedule

New 8.4” Wireless Touchscreen Offers Web Browsing, Flash Support, Awesome Graphic Capabilities, and One of the Richest Feature Sets in All-Inclusive Package

Lexington, KY, October 29, 2008 --(PR.com)-- ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, today announced the XP-8.4 Wireless Touch Panel is now shipping to Dealers two months ahead of schedule. The latest addition to the company’s renowned line of touch panels features fast wireless performance, a vibrant, easy-to-read 8.4” screen, awesome graphics capabilities, extended range of use and battery life, and a built-in web browser. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELAN’s President and Chief Technology Officer.

With its powerful feature-set and value-enhancing included accessories, the XP-8.4, which made its trade debut last month at the 2008 CEDIA Expo in Denver, delivers the large-screen wireless control option that Dealers have been requesting. “ELAN just raised the bar in wireless touch panel control,” stated Mr. Farinelli. “Our new XP-8.4 provides reliable, user-friendly system control, web browsing and audio / video streaming, plus many added extras making it a one-of-a-kind wireless controller and the most feature rich value available in the marketplace.”

Lightweight and extremely durable, the XP-8.4 features a powerful combination of a bold and beautiful color graphics display coupled with long-range 802.11g wireless control technology and serves as the ideal, premium whole house and home theater controller. As part of the XP8.4’s package, a deluxe tabletop docking/recharging cradle with Ethernet and USB ports and an extra-long-life battery pack are included at no extra cost representing, hands down, a total value package that is not offered by any other wireless control manufacturer in the Custom Installation industry today.

The XP8.4 provides instant “Now Playing” information as well as real-time status display of data from compatible lighting, temperature, pool, spa and security systems. Additionally, the XP-8.4 features seamless web browsing with streaming Internet audio/video and Flash® Player support. A USB port on the docking cradle makes for easy connection of a USB keyboard or mouse, further enhancing the web browsing experience.

With extreme reliability and versatility and an embedded XP operating system, the XP-8.4 offers much of the same proven quality features of ELAN’s wired touch panels without the stationary limitations. The product was designed for out-of-the box seamless integration with ELAN Multi-Room A/V Controllers and entertainment source products, such as ELAN’s VIA!migo™ iPod® docking station.

The XP-8.4 also features customizable screen layouts with large, easy-to-read buttons and text for intuitive control of all systems, and top-of-the line graphics. The unit is highly adjustable, offering a wide variety of stunning screen motifs that the homeowner can choose from to personalize the look and feel of the display in order to satisfy individual tastes and match room decors. Screen displays can be selected to also match ELAN’s VIA!® Touch Panels and Olé® series of Film Interactive Touchpads.

ELAN’s XP-8.4 Wi-Fi Touch Panel is available at an MSRP of $3,350.00, including the deluxe cradle and extended-life battery and is shipping to Dealers now.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company’s systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” experience. The company’s unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature-rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, Kentucky. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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