Nortek Control has announced a new integrated set of System Controllers for ELAN control solutions that emphasize flexibility and value in smart home control technology. 

ELAN products are now driven by the new ELAN 8.6 Software, which provides a control solution for all smart home automation scenarios—from a single room media system to a luxury estate or commercial venue with multiple buildings. The ELAN System has also added Z-Wave® to control compatible devices. 

The newly updated ELAN 8.6 Software brings native Z-Wave Plus support to all ELAN EL-SC System Controllers, including the brand new models. Easy discovery and installation of all Z-Wave devices can be accomplished via ELAN Viewer app on mobile devices.

Richard Pugnier, Vice President of Marketing at Nortek Control, said in a statement: “Each piece is designed to accommodate different sized installations, offering easy choices for deployment and virtually unlimited future expansion. Homeowners and Integrators alike will benefit as they can use the controller that’s perfectly suited to their needs while being able to grow seamlessly with our hardware options.”

ELAN 8.6 Software features include: 

  • Alexa International capability 
  • Lutron QSX integration
  • Auto-generated Lighting and Shades pages can be grouped 
  • New viewer-based scene editor for users to customize scenes
  • Mobile export of surveillance video clips from ELAN NVR on iOS and Android smart devices

The new ELAN hardware, with its variety of options, is IP-enabled for integration and can expand via external I/O options and software licenses. The new flagship ELAN EL-SC-300-ZW System Controller can handle large to massive projects. It provides flexibility for any size home, bringing together all intelligent devices and allowing them to work together in one seamless system. 

Homeowners can control a variety of elements, including media, lighting, climate, pool/spa, irrigation, doorbell cameras, and security through a single app interface. An included Z-Wave transceiver, which is compatible with other ELAN devices and many third-party products, also enables control of compatible Z-Wave devices. 

The ELAN EL-SC-100-ZW System Controller caters to smaller-to-moderate installations, providing a single point of control and automation for media, climate, lighting, security, surveillance and more. It includes an integrated Z-Wave transceiver, which eliminates the need to add third-party hardware to control Z-Wave devices.

To extend control to additional media and smart home devices not placed near the main controller, users can turn to the new ELAN EL-IO-200 IO Extender. Paired with an EL-SC-100-ZW, EL-SC-300-ZW, or a gSC Series Controller, it enables systems expansion. Sized for easy installation, this extender can fit in the smallest spaces.  

The new ELAN EL-SC-200-ZW bundles the new EL-SC-100-ZW System Controller with the EL-IO-200 Control Extender and ties it all together with an EL-SW-100-PRO license to provide control and automation across categories.  

Pricing and availability to be announced soon.