CEDIA 2018 Recap

The Nortek Security & Control Family of Brands

CEDIA 2018

Walk through Nortek Security & Control’s presence at CEDIA 2018 in San Diego, CA. Bill Hensley guides you through and points out cool new features and gives you a heads up about what’s on the horizon. We showcased our latest innovations from the integration of IntelliVision into our smart cameras and software to booming bass speakers. It’s all here from, ELAN to 2GIG and Xantech to SpeakerCraft.

 

ELAN Surveillance Camera Series wins ‘Best of Show’

Residential Systems and TWICE have announced the winners of their annual Best of Show awards at CEDIA Expo. Among the winners is the ELAN Surveillance Series.

Plus, we announced nine new ELAN Surveillance cameras at the show. The new cameras, featuring advanced motion detection analytics from IntelliVision, include both 2MP and 4MP indoor and outdoor dome cameras, with fixed and varifocal lens options.

The new cameras also feature Alarm In/Out functionality Micro SD Card Slot, backlight compensation with enhanced IR illumination and Automatic Gain Control (AGC), with select models also including Lens Distortion Correction and Two-Way Audio Support.

All ELAN Surveillance products are embedded with the ELAN Beacon feature, making them the fastest and easiest surveillance products to install in an ELAN system. Once the NVR and cameras are connected to the network, ELAN Discovery will take it from there.

 

ELAN Intros face recognition & voice-controlled touch panels

Nortek Security & Control debuted two ‘intelligent’ ELAN touch panels adding both face recognition and voice control to their capabilities.

Available mid-2019, the 8-in and 12-in touch panels bring support for voice control, high resolution video and IntelliVision face recognition technology into a single interface.

“These new interfaces go way beyond what we’d normally call a ‘touch’ panel,” commented ELAN product manager, Jeff Shaw. “They are fully interactive control panels that redefine what smart home control can be.”

Face recognition and advanced motion analytics from NSC’s IntelliVision will allow the panels to respond to individual users in the home with personalized options and settings. The panels display high-resolution video – including support for playback from security cameras and NVR, with two-way video and audio supporting communication via video doorbell, paging or intercom.

A dual digital MEMS microphone-array provides voice control support for the ELAN system via their preferred voice interface.

 

ELAN Launches New Architectural Speakers

ELAN dealers have asked and we are happy to announce a new line of ELAN 400 Series, 600 Series and 800 Series speakers at CEDIA 2018 – 15 new models in all.

The 400 Series Speakers are designed for homeowners who want high-end audio without breaking the bank. The 400 Series features one-half-inch tweeters and polypropylene cone woofers.

The 600 Series Speakers are multipurpose speaker solutions that deliver elevated performance. All five speakers in the series feature upgraded injection molded polypropylene cone woofers and pivoting one-inch soft dome tweeters.

The high-performance 800 Series Speakers feature graphite-injected polypropylene cone woofers and aluminum dome tweeters. All seven 800 Series Speakers have a vocal enhancement switch that increases vocal clarity and enhances dialogue. Users also have the option to adjust the speakers’ tweeter performance via a front-mounted tweeter enhancement switch.

 

New ELAN Intelligent Door Station

We are elevating the front door experience with this new ELAN Intelligent Door Station. Shipping in Q1, the Door Station’s camera integrates with ELAN Surveillance for recording and monitoring video.  It incorporates IntelliVision video analytics for enhanced motion detection and object detection, therefore reducing false positives and increasing homeowner peace-of-mind.

Enabled with ELAN Discovery, the Door Station is auto-discovered and auto-configured for effortless integration into and ELAN system. Available in three colors – satin nickel, anodized black and oil-rubbed bronze – the PoE enabled Door Station features a metal faceplate, and its small footprint fits legacy ELAN door station mounting brackets for easy upgrades.

Optional surface-mount kits are available in matching finishes.

 

Ultra-Sleek HR30 Remote Now Shipping

ELAN again elevates the control experience with intuitive solutions. HR30 is the ultimate extension of the ELAN user interface, allowing users to easily control multiple media rooms, lighting, climate, and security. The new remote is highlighted by a flush mount 2.8” Color Touch Screen, allowing a user to swipe left or right to quickly access favorite content.

Below it are three newly designed hard buttons, each of which can be personalized for one-button access to key systems. The 46 hard buttons make using the HR30 as incredibly robust as it is easy and intuitive. The HR30 features an updated 802.11 b/g.n radio and a built-in accelerometer to instantly wake the moment it’s needed.

The Bravas Group celebrates their partnership with ELAN and NSC

The Bravas Group gathered at the NSC booth at CEDIA for a photo celebrating their partnership with ELAN and Nortek Security & Control.  Bravas is a 5-star, North American network of independent design companies providing engineered, installed system solutions for home and business. Learn more at https://bravas.com/

ELAN New Home Program Works to Amplify Your Builder Business

The Nortek Builder Services team presented the ELAN New Home Program at CEDIA 2018 and how it can work for you to improve client satisfaction and your bottom line.  Topics included:

  • Production Homes: How ELAN and Nortek’s production builder messaging and packaging is helping builders sell homes faster, increasing builder-funded standards and selling more options all while helping to keep builders on schedule.
  • Custom Homes: How ELAN and Nortek’s program motivates builders and architects to introduce integrators earlier in the process, leading to larger systems with better features and a full 5-year warranty on electronics.
  • MDUs: How dealers are closing MDU projects by presenting an integrated solution that includes gate access, telephone entry, common area AV distribution, surveillance with video analytics and NVR, along with entertainment and control for each unit. And, we will sit at the table with you through the entire process.

If you install technology into new homes, email builder@elanhomesystems.com to get started.

 

New SpeakerCraft Terrazza Series Landscape System

We are excited to launch the new SpeakerCraft Terrazza Series Landscape Speaker System, a multi-speaker solution that enables dealers to pair satellite speakers with either in-ground or above-ground subwoofers to create a 360-degree outdoor sound experience.  The Terrazza Series consists of four SpeakerCraft Landscape Satellite Speakers and either a traditional Burial Subwoofer or a brand new above-ground Hardscape Subwoofer.

Optimal for installations in which in-ground installation isn’t possible, the all-new SpeakerCraft eight-inch Hardscape Subwoofer features an ultra-waterproof rotational molded Polyethylene enclosure and a high excursion eight-inch DVC woofer with rubber surround.

Either the Hardscape Subwoofer or Burial Subwoofer comes paired with four Landscape Satellite Speakers to create a Terrazza Series Landscape System.

 

Furman and Panamax: Expanded Power Distribution Line

Our Power team showed off the upcoming expanded Furman and Panamax lineup of power distribution products including:

VT_EXT12: a vertical 12-outlet, 26-inch long power distribution unit (PDU) that includes three outlets spaced to accommodate large plugs and transformers, or wall warts.

VT-EXT16: a vertical, 12-outlet 26-inch long PDU with three outlets spaced to accommodate large plugs and transformers.

AC-220A: a 20-amp, discrete small form factor Series Multi Stage Protection (SMP) non-sacrificial surge suppression power conditioner.

SS-6B-Pro: a black steel chassis floor strip with standard surge protection that adds Extreme Voltage Shutoff (EVS) protection to the top-selling SS-6B Surge Protector.

And more!

 

Proficient Shipping Protege Cabinet Series Loudspeakers

ProficientOur Proficient team showed the now-shipping Protege Cabinet Series loudspeakers.  The series blends innovative features with a fresh design to meet the demands of the latest immersive audio formats.

The Protege Cabinet Series includes seven passive loudspeakers: a Dolby Atmos® certified “height” speaker, a dual-woofer floor standing speaker, two bookshelf speakers, a three-channel soundbar and two LCR speakers. Each Protege Cabinet Series speaker pairs composite graphite cone woofers with silk dome tweeters to deliver the sonic signature for which Proficient is well known.

 

New Enhanced Security with 2GIG

On the security front, a few things were catching custom installers’ eyes: First, the integration announced between the 2GIG Vario Hybrid (wired/wireless) security panel with ELAN will create opportunities for 2GIG-ELAN integrated security in new construction.

The upcoming “Smart Areas” enhancement to the 2GIG GC3 panel enales enhanced personalization of the security system, delivering more peace of mind than ever before.

And the new Notification Sensor line adds further to the homeowner peace of mind by expanding awareness of events before they become problems – such as a water leak before it becomes a flooded room.

 

New Xantech 4K AV Distribution

The Xantech team presented the new 4×4 HDBaseT matrix, plus and 8×8 matrix and new Video over IP solutions, including a new iOS and Android “drag and drop TV” app that was particularly impressive.

And the new HDMI Cables carry a 4K60 4:4:4 signal up to 20 meters were an equally big hit. Xantech HDMI cables and distribution accessories are must-have’s for every dealer’s truck.

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us at the show. We are here to help you elevate your business. Contact us to learn more.