ELAN Launches Software Update Featuring Enhanced Surveillance Camera Support

Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today announced the introduction of the ELAN 8.3 software update, which features expanded support for the growing line of ELAN Surveillance Cameras, plus advanced IntelliVision video analytics. ELAN 8.3 is making its worldwide debut at ISE 2019 in Nortek Security & Control Stand 1-N50 in the RAI Centre.

Most notably, the new update offers support for the new line of ELAN Surveillance Cameras, which employs new advanced object detection by NSC subsidiary IntelliVision to minimize false positive alerts.

Through 8.3, new ELAN Surveillance Configuration and Recording options are now available to the end user in the Viewer tab. Users can set a recording schedule and choose between Constant, Motion Only or Custom modes. The Custom mode schedule can be created and quickly applied to all channels, and all users can set, clear and customize motion area and sensitivity with motion-only and weighted recording support. Users can also employ a privacy mask password protection on per-user basis with up to four regions per camera, and add link recording and privacy options to System Mode.

Additionally, dealers can now set static IP addresses for NVR and Cameras in the Discover tab with a new preview window when adding camera to assist with identification and renaming. The update also offers improved Surveillance footage timeline loading, and progressive loading for more responsive local and remote playback.

With 8.3, ELAN now communicates directly with the 2GIG Vario hybrid wired/wireless security panel. For pool and spa control, Pentair IntelliCenter support has been added. The Sonos driver updates enable Line-In support for players as well as Static Zones for home theater players and Optical-In selection. To help integrators, a new port scan & tunnel feature allows the Discovery tab to scan a local network for open http port (80) and provide access to device configuration pages. And as its name implies, the Device Status feature allows dealers to check device status in real-time with color coding shown in the Configurator tab.

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ELAN is here.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..