On the heels of the announcement of its rebranding to Nice North America, the company unveiled a suite of new products at CEDIA Expo 2022. The new products, now branded Nice, further strengthen the company’s commitment to providing partners the most complete, integrated product ecosystem.
“This latest lineup reinforces our commitment to the region of non-stop innovation, creating products that end-users want with a design that excites,” says Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer at Nice North America. “Partners have even more choices to offer customers, enabling them to meet any homeowner on their smart home journey.”
Smart Home Control: HR40 Handheld Remote
The Nice HR40 Handheld Remote enables home control from a handheld remote with the push of a button. With a beautiful, modern, and sleek design, the Wi-Fi enabled remote features a responsive touchscreen interface displayed above two hard buttons. The Nice HR40 provides integrators with an easy-to-use, dedicated, handheld remote control they can effortlessly spec into any Nice/ELAN installation. The high-resolution touch screen can be personalized to the end-user, giving them direct access to their most used functional scenes, and complete control of their Nice/ELAN system for video, music, lighting, security, climate, and more with instant feedback.
The Nice HR40 remote includes integrated intercom. With lift to wake functionality built in, the Nice HR40 Handheld Remote is ready to use at a moment’s notice. Shipping Q1 2023 – MSRP $1,200.
Smart Shading: Nice Custom Roller Shades
Custom Roller Shades Powered by Nice Tubular Motors offer more design choices with the same simple, flexible integration installers have come to love. The custom roller shade line offers attractive smart shading solutions with the most advanced electronics, which can be integrated into a project during any stage of the building process. Nice/ELAN Integration is made simple using discovery and setup functionality in the Nice/ELAN Configurator application.
The ultra-quiet Nice tubular motors feature industry-leading uniform hembar alignment performance. Power options include AC, DC, and battery with both wired and RF options.
Highly versatile and customizable with options for indoor and outdoor use (IC rated), the custom roller shade line offers stunning finishes to complete any space, including: Premium fabrics for indoors and outdoors, open roll bracketing, encased bracketing (pocket, cassette, fascia), dual rollers for blackout shades, bottom-up rollers, specialty shapes, and skylight or tensioned rollers. Shipping Q1 2023.
Platform: Elan 8.8 Software
The Nice/ELAN 8.8 Core OS & Management Cloud 1.5 Software, an evolution of the award-winning Nice/ELAN control platform, makes creating scalable, flexible, and decentralized control systems easier than ever. Software paired with multi-purpose hardware provides an easy path for future features while reducing setup and installation time. Nice/ELAN 8.8 Core OS also introduces support for Home Connect, enabling homeowners control of hundreds of smart appliances across several global brands.
The cross-platform Configurator v2 application runs on both PC and Mac, allowing installers access from anywhere at any time. An intuitive interface features “What You See Is What You Get” editing with live elements, like camera feeds, so an installer can refine the actual end-user experience in real-time. Tight integration with Management Cloud 1.5 allows teams to share installation files and templates from within the application. With Management Cloud 1.5 Over-The-Air (OTA) Version Control, controllers can be updated in minutes, safely and securely. OTA Smart Backup & Restore ensures that controller configurations can be stored and recalled quickly and efficiently. Available Q1 2023.
Power Management: Nice DC12-IP
The Nice DC12-IP Power Manager and Conditioner provides installers with space-saving rack-mounted power management and protection which, when integrated with the award-winning Nice/ELAN Control System, includes feature-rich control through intuitive functionality and customization. With the Nice/ELAN Control System, it provides users with seamless control from a smartphone or the Nice/ELAN Intelligent Touch Panel.
The Nice DC12-IP DC Power Conditioner allows installers to remove bulky supplies and wire devices directly using phoenix connectors or USB ports. Remote power management via the BlueBOLT cloud platform allows installers to monitor, control, and program from any location while Nice/Panamax advanced surge protection technology ensures fewer service calls and maximum longevity of connected equipment. Shipping Q1 2023 – MSRP $979
Entertainment: Small Aperture Speaker
The Nice Small Aperture Speaker delivers high-quality sound performance with subtle aesthetics. This architectural in-ceiling speaker enables installers to match any customer décor with two installation methods available – either directly to the sheetrock with a thin bezel-less grille, or a recessed flush mount. No specialized tools are required, enabling rapid, hassle-free installation.
The small footprint of the Nice SC-IC-3 Small Aperture Speaker effortlessly installs into a standard 4-inch opening, yet features a 3.5-inch carbon fiber woofer, and 1-inch ceramic-coated aluminum tweeter for exceptional fidelity. Installers can create a SubSat system by combining the Small Aperture Speaker with the Nice/SpeakerCraft in-ceiling subwoofer and analog filtering amplifier. The SubSat system can be deployed in a single room or throughout the home for seamless sound performance anywhere the user is located. Begins shipping Q2 2023.