Demonstrating its ability to bring new, groundbreaking functionality to its award-winning ELAN entertainment and control system, Core Brands today announced the release of the ELAN 7.2 Software. Utilizing the all-new ELAN Intercom, the 7.2 Software allows users to link separate ELAN systems, including those running on different networks across multiple locations, to create an interconnected global communications platform – a feature completely unique to ELAN Intercom.
Available now, ELAN Intercom allows users to make point-to-point calls globally, to any interface across any linked system. For intercom zones that share the same network, users can “Page” to group-communicate with all intercom zones on the network. When a user answers a “Page”, it transitions to an audio/video point-to-point call.
“The interconnectivity of separate ELAN systems across different locations provides home and business owners with an ease of communication that was previously unavailable on the market,” stated Core Brands Control Products Manager, Robert Ridenour. “A family with multiple residences can communicate through their ELAN system across separate homes, while a business owner can use ELAN Intercom to communicate with employees across multiple locations from virtually anywhere in the world.”
The new ELAN 7.2 Software automatically refreshes compatible ELAN control interfaces – touch panels, remotes, and the ELAN g! mobile app – with the ELAN Intercom, and seamlessly integrates with the property’s controlled A/V technology. This provides owners with a unified audio/ video intercom system that is globally accessible, free of charge.
“Unlike hardware-based intercom systems, the ELAN system’s new software-based feature utilizes the A/V infrastructure already established in our customer’s property,” Core Brands Software Product Manager, Tom McKeon explained. “The ELAN Intercom supports virtually unlimited zones, and can share speakers with a multi-room audio and video system, with the home’s current televisions and IP cameras. It also integrates withthird party door stations for audio/video monitoring, enabling communication with visitors at their door with from any ELAN interface, whether it’s wall-mounted, wireless or mobile.”
True to ELAN’s mission, the ELAN g! mobile app puts intercom control at the users’ fingertips. From a mobile phone or tablet anywhere in the world, the g! mobile app allows users to answer pages and calls from any point in the network, monitor third party door station audio and video, and control locks—all without incurring a remote access fee. Additionally, push notifications alert mobile device users of incoming intercom communications while a “Do Not Disturb” setting silences the intercom feature for users who do not wish to be interrupted.
What’s more, the ELAN control system’s on screen display (OSD) interface doubles as a one-way audio/video receiver for pages and doorbell chimes. Using powerful event maps, ELAN controlled systems can activate displays to show the appropriate IP camera feeds and play chimes through multi-room audio systems when a doorbell is pressed on SIP-enabled third party audio and video door stations, or if a page is initiated from an intercom station.
“Beyond convenience, the new Intercom feature also has safety benefits,” emphasized McKeon. “ELAN is highly customizable, allowing users to use their televisions or computer monitors, in addition to any ELAN touch panel interface or mobile device, to monitor who’s at the door without having to answer it in the conventional way. It offers convenient communication with a built-in security component.”