Lexington, KY, April 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that LiteTouch®, a leading company in the home automation and lighting control industry, and Aprilaire®, an industry leader in developing and manufacturing quality HVAC solutions and products, will join the Tech Week 2008 event. The announcement was made today by Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
LiteTouch and Aprilaire, join an already impressive group of Sponsors including Tech Week 2008's VIP Headline Sponsors, Lutron® and Middle Atlantic Products, as well as Media Sponsors, EH Publishing and Mendelsohn Media.
"It's awesome to be able to welcome Tech Week veteran sponsor Aprilaire back to this year's event as well as first-time Tech Week participant LiteTouch. Both companies' participation, along with our Headline Sponsors', Lutron and Middle Atlantic, will guarantee that this year's event will prove to be the most dynamic technical learning experience we've offered to date," stated Mr. Starkey.
"We greatly value the up-close and personal access to the country's top Technicians and Installers that this remarkable event offers us, and look forward to it every time," said Santino Piazza, Home Automation Sales Manager for Aprilaire. "Tech Week is the perfect setting to show how seamlessly our products work within the Whole House framework and the solid integration we have engineered with ELAN products."
"Having participated with great success in ELAN's TRIO event last year, we were eager to join Tech Week as a Sponsor. We see it as an opportunity to get one-on-one with these folks and really see what more we can be doing together," said Angie Larson, VP of Sales and Marketing for LiteTouch. "We are thrilled to once again be a part of one of the industry's most relevant events and to have the opportunity to further present our products to ELAN and its sister companies' Dealers in such an exciting, focused environment."
ELAN's award-winning Tech Week has grown into the industry's most elite educational event and, this year, will bring together more than 300 top ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire® Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners and Media Representatives from May 13th through 16th at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. Undoubtedly the industry's most intensive bi-annual technical training event, ELAN Tech Week has been specifically designed for the benefit of the companies' Technicians, Installers, and Programmers.
Tech Week was uniquely developed to provide three different level of hands-on and classroom training. Each level will feature separate key points of focus pertaining to the individual attendee's experience level in order to help optimize learning for all. Working directly with ELAN, HomeLogic, Sunfire and ELAN's Sponsors and Integration Partners, attendees will learn about new products and technologies and provide feedback on them. As an added bonus, attendees will be eligible to receive six CEDIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for successful completion of the three day training event.
As part of their Sponsorships, Aprilaire and LiteTouch will offer demonstrations on integration of their products with ELAN, HomeLogic and Sunfire products. This will provide Dealers with the opportunity to see how these manufacturers are working hand-in-hand with ELAN in order to simplify product integration and their installations. In addition, Sponsors will have the opportunity to meet with the Dealers one-on-one, be part of Tech Week marketing efforts, and participate in Installer discussions.
Tech Week adds to ELAN's broad spectrum of industry-benchmark training offerings. Today, Dealers may choose exactly what is best for them from a wide array of multi-faceted options including ELAN's West Coast trainings in Carlsbad, CA, ELAN and Sunfire University, weekly national in-field trainings, trade show trainings, distribution trainings, ELAN's regular twice-monthly headquarter trainings, Marblehead MA HomeLogic training, and Tech Week.
These options combined, create a powerful training lineup unlike any other specialty company in the business has to offer. Additionally, all programs offer certification, so that Dealers have the means to be the best they can be with ELAN.
For additional details regarding becoming a Tech Week VIP Sponsor, ELAN integration partners are invited to call Cindy Haley at 859 422-7175 or Cat Fowler, ELAN's VP of Marketing, Inside Sales and Technical Services, at 859-422-7161. A very limited number of additional sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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