ELAN(r) Announces New Digital Music Software That Delivers Automatic iTunes(r) Integration

Released on: September 7, 2008, 11:41 pm

Press Release Author: Steven Style

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: TuneXchange Delivers Fast, Easy Sharing and Back-Up of Audio
Files Between VIA!dj Series II Digital Music Servers and PCs with iTunes

Press Release Body: Lexington, KY, September 08, 2008 -- ELAN Home Systems, a
leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control
systems, announced today a major upgrade for its popular VIA!dj II line of Digital
Music Servers. The popular whole house music servers new software update builds on
its iPod connectivity with TuneXchange, providing full auto-integration with Apple
Computers iTunes, the worlds leading application for playing and organizing
digital music files. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELANs President
and Chief Technical Officer.

TuneXchange provides an easy way for VIA!dj II owners to share their music
collections between their VIA!dj II and Apple iTunes running on a PC. It
automatically synchronizes to iTunes updating songs, playlists, metadata, cover art
and edits.

TuneXchange is an easy download and self-installs on all Windows XP or Vista based
PCs. Once the software is running, your VIA!dj II and iTunes can automatically talk
to each other over a home network. This allows users to sync their iTunes library,
or just selected playlists, with the Digital Music Server, said Mr. Farinelli.
Another awesome feature is that homeowners can also mirror, or back up, the
content of their VIA!dj II into iTunes. In addition to serving as a safety net for
all their digital media, this feature is great for folks who travel with laptops and
want to take all their music with them.

Once TuneXchange is loaded onto a networked PC all DRM-free MP3 & AAC files are
automatically copied to the VIA!dj connected to that home network. The Full or
Selective options allow future synchronizations to contain all playlists or only
those playlists selected.

If a Clients PC is short on disc space they can opt to link the music on their
VIA!dj II to iTunes, making the music playable in iTunes but using no extra disc
space on their PC.

A separate download is required to update the VIA!dj II for use with TuneXchange.
Both TuneXchange and the VIA!dj II software update are free, quick and easily
downloaded over the Internet. This simple upgrade processes is virtually labor
free, yet adds enormous value by allowing the user to easily share all their
favorite music files for home or on-the-go listening.

Yet another feature of the VIA!dj software update is a scalable user interface
within a web browser. This allows users to work with other Windows programs while
correctly displaying the TuneXchange Interface.

The VIA!dj line of Digital Music Servers includes three models, providing a music
management solution for every budget and offering ELAN Dealers the feature sets and
price points needed to best accommodate every Client. Models are available with
160GB and 400GB hard drives and with up four independent outputs for whole house,
multi-room listening.

TuneXchange is a free download for both ELAN Dealers and system owners by navigating
to http://www.imerge.co.uk. The download and installation average five minutes on a
standard PC using a broadband net connection. TuneXchange works on Microsoft .NET,
installed free with the program and is not available for the Mac at this time.

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 companys
systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to
create a seamless, easy-to-use whole house experience. The companys 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, KY. VIA! and Ol are
registered trademarks of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property
of their respective owners.

PLEASE NOTE -- ELANs President and Chief Technology Officer, Bob Farinelli, is
available for interviews and desk side briefings regarding TuneXchange and the
VIA!dj II series. 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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Press Contacts:
Cat Fowler
ELAN Home Systems
Lexington, KY
t) 859-269-7760
f) 859-268-2132
cfowler@elanhomesystems.com
http://www.elanhomesystems.com

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The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
t) 212-465-1290
f) 212-465-1299
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