ELAN Home Systems recently introduced a "killer combo" control solution that can start as a single-room solution and expand to control the entire house or apartment. The package combines ELAN's HR2 multimedia-and-home-control remote with the new HC4 four sub-system Home Controller into one packaged solution.
With the HR2, reportedly the world's very first combination multimedia-and-home-control remote, and the new HC4 Home Controller, controlling everything in a room or an entire house - from the lights to the heating to the TV - has been made simpler.
The sleek ELAN HR2, the company's first ever remote, features the ELAN g! engine and hybrid use of backlit buttons and a 2.4" OLED touch screen. This provides all the function of hard buttons and a touch screen packaged in a remote that weighs 8 ounces.
The HC4 Home Controller comes standard with the capability for MP3 and Internet Radio Streaming, an iTunes feature that allows for integration of users' iTunes library, 720p video for a g! On Screen Display control interface, climate control, lighting, security, IP cameras, phone integration/messaging, email, Text-To-Speech, and screen-saver photo albums. As an IP-based system, it also supports iPod, iPhone and iPad control through the g!Mobile app, which enables full system control from anywhere in the world.
The package carries a suggested retail price of $1860 and is currently available.