ELAN’s g!Tools is a new software program that greatly simplifies ELAN g! system installation and management by organizing all system documents, firmware, installation guides and support software in one place, according to the company. g!Tools allows dealers to store and share one-way IR and serial drivers and also provides a dashboard screen for ELAN dealers to view, monitor and launch into every g! system they manage from one location, whether on the PC at their office or on a job site. This feature allows ELAN dealers to quickly check on multiple g! systems and offers the best access for managing and updating systems, as well as providing on-demand assistance to end users. ELAN has also introduced g!Mobile 5.5 software for iOS devices, which adds irrigation and messaging, making g! the most consistent interface in the industry across every device.
Last week at InfoComm, ELAN, a company that is primarily known in the home control market, introduced three new products to the g! family, which ELAN expects to strengthen the system’s appeal to light commercial installers.
The new VL10 Valet is a 10” hard-wired tabletop and under-cabinet mounted color LCD touch screen. It features ELAN’s ‘touch and swipe’ design for controlling the g! System and also functions as a TV with the included analog video input. The ELAN VL10 Valet features a 16:9 wide screen format, a built-in speaker and microphone for messaging, IP connectivity for communication, non-volatile flash memory, quick programming, a screen saver mode that can display photos and it is compatible with all ELAN system controllers.
The ELAN S1616A Amplifier/Controller is the company’s new 16-channel multi-zone amplifier/controller that combines the functionality of the ELAN D16 amplifier and S128P multi-zone controller into one new component. The S1616A is available in single- and dual-chassis versions, both of which include high-pass and low-pass crossovers, RCA inputs, speaker level and banana plug outputs and feature level, bass and treble adjustment for each output channel.
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