ELAN®’s ‘Tech Week 2008’ Registration Now Open to ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire® Dealers

Award-Winning Tech Week Program May 13th – 16th Delivers Industry’s Only Full-On Training Spanning Home Entertainment, Audio, IP-Based Home Control and Luxury Home Theater – All Under One Roof

Lexington, KY, January 12, 2008 --(PR.com)-- ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home automation systems, announced today that registration for its highly anticipated Tech Week 2008 is now open to ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire® Dealers. Tech Week is the industry’s most intensive technical training event specifically designed and produced for ELAN Technicians, Installers, and Programmers. This year, the unique program has been expanded to include full training from ELAN’s closest sister companies, Sunfire and HomeLogic as well as Tech Week Sponsors. Tech Week 2008 has grown into the ultimate educational source for Home Entertainment / Audio, IP-Based Control solutions, and Luxury Home Theater. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey, ELAN’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Tech Week 2008 represents the most in-depth and comprehensive three days of product, programming and installation training ever held by ELAN. Scheduled to take place at the Marriot Griffin Gate Resort from May 13 through 16, 2008 in Lexington, with limited seating available exclusively for authorized ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire Dealers. This year’s program will bring together 300 of the finest Custom Electronic Technicians from around the globe – all gathered together with a single purpose: to hone their skills and share knowledge. It's the industry training event of the year and one that Installers won’t want to miss.

This one-of-a-kind program has been specifically designed to meet the individual needs of every Installer by offering three different levels of hands-on and classroom training to match their experience and educational requirements. All attendees will gain intensive hands-on systems connectivity training with 30 hands-on, custom-filled equipment racks specially designed for Tech Week. The investment ELAN has made is significant and includes seven months of staff preparation and providing well over one million dollars in training equipment on site so that Dealer’s have the best real-world and most valuable experience possible.

Working directly with ELAN, HomeLogic, Sunfire and ELAN’s Sponsors and integration partners, attendees will learn about new products and technologies. Also covered will be ELAN’s new setup software, ELANTOOLS (due to be released in 2008), installation techniques, system integration and programming, and a wide variety of technical tips offered directly from the staff that created and support the systems.

The conference will combine hands-on participation with intensive classroom training. Tech Week is one place where Installers will learn best practices of whole-house A/V system design, IP-based systems integration and control, and Luxury Home Theater, in the most immersive training event within the industry. Tech Week will also provide a unique forum where Technicians, Programmers and Installers can share product and installation knowledge through forums and evening activities. ELAN University now leads industry training with over 133,000 courses taken, over 5,200 certifications issued, and over 5,100 students participating.

Registration for ELAN Tech Week is limited to 300 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees who sign up by February 1st will receive an awesome, top-of-the-line ELAN Toolbag. Companies that sign up three or more people will receive a free year of tuition at ELAN and Sunfire University for the July 2008 - June 2009 year for one person or a USB to Serial Converter Cable each for those three who have signed-up. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2008, with limited seating available on a first come first serve basis.

Tech Week fees are $325 for the conference or $799 for both the conference and hotel accommodations. Both fees include all Tech Week training, seminars, activities, events, materials, promotional items, and most meals. Additional registration information can be found at www.elanhomesystems.com/techweek. For more information about Tech Week, interested parties may call Cindy Haley or Kim Stone-Yonts at 859.422.7175 or 859.422.7135 or email ELAN at techweek@elanhomesystems.com.

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Steven Style