The HR2 Handheld Remote Control, built around ELAN’s game-changing intuitive new “g!” user interface, will ship as one of the most powerful whole house remotes on the market. Built by ELAN specifically to extend g! usability to all parts of the user’s control experience, this remote delivers g!‘s simple yet powerful icon driven accessibility. The hardware features a new instant-on WiFi chip, providing ten hours of continuous screen-on use or 14 days of standby. The unit is balanced for a comfortable fit in the hand with immediate deep system access with a few fingertaps on the 2.4” touch screen or through the 45 strategically positioned buttons. The HR2 can access ELAN’s vast library of two-way drivers for fast and easy dealer programming and easy user access to virtually every controllable device in the home.
1.All the speed, response & graphics of a touch screen
2.All the ease-of-use, simplicity-of-programming & affordability of a remote control
3.Powered by g! for intuitive, unified control that works the same across all ELAN access points
– Sculpted back provides balanced, comfortable handling
– 45 backlit Hard buttons.
– 2.4” OLED display
– Noise-less accelerometer for activating LCD or backlight
– 802.11g communication provides robust metadata feedback
– IR blaster for line-of-sight control
– Quick & easy programming using the ELAN Configurator
– Ships standard with battery and charging base.
– Controls all AV sources with metadata feedback for supported devices
Elan g! Voted Best Product by Builder News
The ELAN® g! Entertainment and Control System was named a Best Product of 2011 by BUILDERnews magazine, the national residential and multifamily media brand for builders, developers, contractors and designers. Each year, BUILDERnews’ editorial staff undergoes a rigid and lengthy process to choose winners based on innovation and potential impact on the builder and remodeler for ease of use, competitiveness, upsell potential and product effectiveness.
Elan Home Systems, a pioneer in home controls, is totally revamping its line of home automation and multiroom A/V products in a roll-out that is “history in the making,” says Paul Starkey, VP sales and marketing.
The details cannot be revealed just yet, but CE Pro had an in-depth preview of the product and we can vouch for Starkey’s assessment that “It’s the biggest product introduction ever for our company.”
The new line, called “g!”, is a perfect blend of Elan and HomeLogic, the progressive developer of IP-based control systems acquired by Elan in 2007.
Until now, the two companies generally operated in their own worlds, with much of the innovation – like cool new GUIs — coming from HomeLogic. In the new g! line, the graphics are elegant and consistent across a variety of interfaces, including an Ole-like OLED display, iPhone, PC, new touchscreens, and some surprising new form factors that definitely bring Elan up to date in the style, mobility and IP departments.
And, yes, the g! comes with Elan’s first on-screen display for controlling the system via the television.
Not only is the new system stylish, it is also more modular in design than legacy Elan products. That means it makes sense for virtually any installation, “from single-room to large-scale mansion-level,” Starkey says.