ELAN Home Systems The HR2 Handheld Remote Control
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
– Controls security, lighting, and climate with metadata feedback
Total Home Technology from Crestron streamlines and simplifies all the technology in your home, offering the ultimate lifestyle of comfort and convenience. Crestron’s award-winning Total Home Technology Solution eliminates the need to walk from room to room to adjust drapes, lights, temperature, and audio/video components. Whether from an easy-to-use color touchpanel, remote or a customized keypad, total control is always at your fingertips.
Crestron lets you indulge in luxury with a single touch of a button. Imagine with just a single touch the lights dim, the shades close, the plasma TV turns on and your favorite movie begins. All you need is the popcorn and soda. Imagine your window treatments are programmed to adjust at pre-set times to reduce glare and protect delicate fabrics and fine art from harmful direct sunlight. Imagine at night the hallway lights automatically illuminate as you walk by.
Imagine what the Crestron Total Home Technology experience can bring to your lifestyle.
Crestron Total Home Technology Solutions offer integrated lighting automation and control. Lighting sets the perfect scene and creates the desired ambience for any occasion. Whether it’s movie night, an intimate dinner for two, a business party or a quiet Sunday brunch reading the newspaper, lighting establishes the right mood. Traveling out of town or working late? The lights can execute pre-programmed scenes to simulate established lifestyle patterns. Dimmers can adjust internal lighting according to natural light levels in the home or incrementally over a pre-determined time period.
Crestron’s Total Home Technology Solutions keeps your home comfortable at all times monitoring temperature and humidity levels automatically. No need to get up or even be home to adjust climate controls, with Crestron, you can control multiple zones from one location and easily pre-set temperature set points. Keep your home at a more energy efficient temperature while you’re out, and programmed to automatically adjust to more comfortable levels by the time you get home. Getting home early? Use your PDA or PC to control the HVAC remotely, even monitor the wine cellar or greenhouse atrium temperatures.
Enjoy music throughout the entire home or in just the room you choose with Total Home Technology distributed audio. Experience a movie with digital surround sound. Listen to your jazz CDs while you read in the den while the kids play video games in the media room and your spouse listens to the radio on the terrace. Control the music of your life from any room in the house – no need to walk to the stereo to choose a component, select a CD, change tracks or adjust volume. Relax. You deserve it.
Create the ultimate Home Theater with Crestron Total Home Technology. With a single touch of the controller the lights dim, the shades close, the screen opens, the temperature adjusts, the AV components turn on, the inputs are selected, the volume is set and the DVD server begins to play your movie. Crestron puts you in complete control right from your comfortable seat. For modern movie lovers, nothing stirs the soul like the impact of an earth shaking sound effect or the enveloping warmth of a lushly orchestrated soundtrack, Crestron offers unlimited possibilities for adding an optional dynamic surround sound experience.
Monitor the front door or gate; watch the kids by the swimming pool; or check on the baby napping in the nursery. You can control security cameras and watch what’s going on around the house right from your Crestron touchpanel.
Crestron audio and video intercom solutions provide for the ultimate integration of whole-house AV, video security and voice communications. While listening to your favorite music or watching a DVD in the home theater, you’ll know the instant someone rings the doorbell or enters the driveway as the audio is gently muted, the camera picture appears on the touchpanel or television, and you’re able to speak with the visitor and grant access to your home at the simplest press of a button.
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.