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Nortek Security & Control President Mike O’Neal Departs; NSC Begins Search

Mike O’Neal, president of Nortek Security & Control, departs after eight years. He led Linear and 2Gig security and home-automation brands, oversaw merger with Nortek’s Core Brands.

Julie Jacobson · May 25, 2019

‘Foal Alert’ Integrates with Elan Home Automation, Warns when Birthing is Neigh

A horse-birthing sensor from Foalert integrates with an Elan home automation system to send text messages, flash the lights, and play a “neighing” loop through 18 in-home speakers when a foal is on the way.

Julie Jacobson · February 28, 2018

Home Theater Turns into Golf Simulator with Press of an Elan Button

What used to be a gym is now a fancy home theater that converts to a golf-simulation playground with the press of a button on an Elan home-automation system.

CE Pro Editors · January 3, 2018

Nortek Security, Core Brands Merge to Form NSC

Nortek Security & Control (2GIG, Linear, GoControl) and Core Brands (Elan, SpeakerCraft, Niles, Xantech, Panamax, Proficient, Gefen) unite to form new company called NSC.

Jason Knott · December 19, 2017

Elan Opens New Dallas Training Center

Elan Training Center in Dallas holds two-and-a-half-day programs to design, install and maintain Elan control solutions.

CE Pro Editors · November 15, 2017

JJ Orion Provides Elan Home Automation System for Wounded War Hero

With the help of the Gary Sinise FoundationEdina, Minn.-based JJ Orion traveled to Texas to install an Elan home automation system in a new home for an Afghanistan war veteran.

CE Pro Editors · November 10, 2017

Core Brands Rallies Around Elan at CEDIA

Core Brands focuses on Elan with new Elan Flagship Program, video-over-IP solution, 12.5% rebate program, builder program and two new slick Elan remote controls.

Jason Knott · September 22, 2017

Elan Debuts HR30, HR10 Remote Controllers at CEDIA 2017

Core Brands company Elan will show its new HR30 and HR10 controllers, programmable via Elan’s Configuration Software, at CEDIA in San Diego.

CE Pro Editors · September 7, 2017

Proficient Debuts Protege Series Cabinet Loudspeakers

Proficient Protege Series loudspeakers feature bookshelf, floorstanding, soundbar styles aimed at enabling integrators to install more Dolby Atmos and DTS:X systems.

Jason Knott ·

Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

Opinion: After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with ‘transformational transaction’ that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice?

Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2017

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