Electronic House Magazine Names ELAN`s VIA!(r)Valet10-EM As A 2008 Product Of The Year

Released on: August 28, 2008, 11:16 pm

Press Release Author: Tom Dugan

Industry: Human Resources

Press Release Summary: Top Consumer Electronics Magazine Names ELAN Home Systems'
10-Inch Widescreen Touch Panel / Video Monitor Industry's Best

Press Release Body: Lexington, KY, August 29, 2008 -- ELAN Home Systems, a leading
manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home automation systems,
today announced that Electronic House Magazine has named the company's
VIA!Valet10.0-EM as one of its Electronic House Products of the Year for 2008.
This is the second time in three years that a product from the popular VIA! touch
panel line has been honored with this prestigious award. The announcement was made
by Bob Farinelli, ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer.

ELAN's VIA!Valet10.0-EM builds on the original VIA!Valet6.4, named an Electronic
House Product of the Year Winner in 2005. Offering a beautiful widescreen display
with streamlined esthetics and over 60% more viewing area, the new model is an
impressive encore. The latest VIA!Valet's elegant new display features
easier-to-read, more intuitive menus and controls. This adds to the traditional
VIA! Touch Panel strengths of ultra-fast response, reliable execution, incredible
live video and ease of programming. The VIA!Valet10.0-EM carries a $2,000.00 MSRP.

We are honored to have our VIA!Valet10.0-EM named as a Product of the Year by
Electronic House Magazine and its esteemed panel of judges," said Bob Farinelli. It
is our ongoing mission to deliver the very best in Home control options for our
Dealers and their Consumers. Receipt of this Award validates our success in this

Electronic House Magazine's Product of the Year Awards are presented annually by EH
Publishing and honor the best in home automation and home entertainment products.
The editors of EH Publishing's four magazines that are dedicated to the electronic
house all choose their favorite products through a democratic voting process. Award
recipients were chosen based on reviews that ran throughout the year, product demos,
and surveys conducted with the installers and users of the products. Topping the
list of criteria is technological innovation, overall value, and outstanding

We are pleased to honor ELAN's VIA!Valet10-EM as the best of the best among
technology products for the connected home, stated Electronic House Editor-in-Chief,
Cindy Davis. The fact that this is the second time Electronic House has recognized
ELAN's work with the VIA!Valet line as among the best of the hundreds of innovative
connected home product submitted this year, suggests the level of achievement ELAN
has reached with this product.

This year's winning products will be featured in the September 2008 issue of
Electronic House magazine, which will have bonus distribution to thousands of CEDIA
Expo attendees.

About EH Publishing:
EH Publishing is the information leader and resource for the connected home
industry, reaching more than a half million connected home professionals and
consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH has defined, cultivated and raised
awareness of the $15 billion connected home industry through its business units and
their products, which include, print publications, on-line publications,
expositions, conferences, and market studies. EH Publishing is the industry\'s
source for cutting-edge home technology information and market analysis with the
targeted publications: Electronic House, CE Pro (Custom Electronics Professional),
Home Automation, TecHome Builder and Home Networking News. EH Events & Education
serves the industry with leading events such as Electronic House Expo (EHX), a
semi-annual trade show and conference joining connected home professionals with the
top industry manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please
visit www.ehonline.com.

About ELAN Home Systems:
ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room
audio/video and home automation 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

ATTENTION EDITORS: Hi-resolution photography for this story is available for your
use at:
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http://www.stylegroup.com/EH08.POTYs.3.jpg (EH Publishing Product of the Year Logo)

ELAN's VIA!Valet10-EM Named a "2008 Product of The Year Award Winner" by EH
Publishing's Electronic House Magazine.

PLEASE NOTE -- ELAN's President and Chief Technology Officer, Bob Farinelli, is
available for interviews and desk side briefings regarding the VIA!Valet10.0-EM. He
is also available to provide expert quotes and bylined articles upon request. To
schedule an interview or discuss article options contact Steven Style at
212-465-1290 or stevens@stylegroup.com
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Contact :
Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY

Press Contact :
Tom Dugan
Account Executive
The Steven Style Group
237 West 37th Street
Suite 902
New York, NY 10018
f) 212-465-1299

Web Site: http://www.elanhomesystems.com

Contact Details: 237 West 37th Street
Suite 902
New York, NY 10018

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