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Builders can now offer home buyers integrated, customized system solutions from the five iconic brands their customers know and trust best: ELAN®, NILES®, Xantech®, Sunfire® and ATON®.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Asserting that the dream of owning a centrally controlled home where consumers manage audio, video, lighting, security, heating, and more from an iPad, touchscreen, or iPhone is now within the reach of virtually every consumer, The AVC Group will introduce a series of integrated, customized entertainment and control solutions for home builders next week at the 2012 International Home Builders Show, in Booth #W4959 of the Orlando Convention Center.

Comprising the custom installation industry’s five most iconic brands (ELAN Home Systems®, Niles®, Xantech®, Sunfire®, and ATON®), these new builder system solutions are designed to provide every type of home, from the smallest cottage to the largest mansion, with an appropriate level of high performance integrated home entertainment and control capability that allows builders to add more homeowner value to their projects and more profit to their bottom line.

“The first generation of Americans raised on the Internet, smartphones, iPods and iPhones are becoming homebuyers.  They are going to demand that the homes they buy support their media and technology passions.  This generation is not going to stand for running their mobile lives from an iPhone only to return home to the dark ages of individual appliance control,” said Joe Lautner, Director of Business Development at The AVC Group.

“Just as yesterday’s homeowners looked for upgraded kitchens and baths when they purchased their homes, today’s new homebuyers are going to expect integrated control systems to be a part of the homes they purchase. That’s a fact that is going to drive market growth and opportunity for our entire industry; in new home construction, existing home retrofits, and multi-unit apartment and condominium developments.”

Lautner believes that consumers will benefit from a new generation of what he calls “affordably innovative” system solutions that offer consumers specific levels of multi-room and multi-function systems that are clearly differentiated by retail price points. “I believe you will soon see every new home, and indeed many existing homes, offer system solutions that are price appropriate for the price of the home.  The higher you go in the home price, the greater its degree of home function integration and control.”

The AVC Group strives to provide builders with entertainment and control solutions that meet the increasingly specific and demanding needs of the consumer. With five highly recognized and respected brands, the AVC Group addressed every conceivable entertainment and control need of every possible customer. Through local custom integrators, the company offers project planning and design, fully integrated products that work with an immense number of third-party components, professional installation and a great post-sale support system for homeowners.  The development and engineering teams across the five brands work together to assure consumers that their home technology offerings will install easily, work together seamlessly and perform brilliantly.

“Homebuyers today want their homes to integrate customized control systems, and they don’t just expect it, they demand it,” said Lautner. “Our solutions for home builders provide the ideal system solution for every customer’s needs.”

The ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System is the leading multi-room, IP-based entertainment and control system that is designed to be modular, easy-to-install and upgrade, and is scalable from one-room installations to whole-home systems. The ELAN g! system’s unmatched quality has been marked with numerous awards including a Platinum Level 2011 CEA Mark of Excellence Award by the Consumer Electronics Association and a 2011 Product of the Year Award from BUILDERnews Magazine. The ELAN g! System is at the core of every system solution The AVC Group is offering to builders.

Niles is renowned for its extensive range of indoor and outdoor audiophile-quality loudspeakers that blend high fidelity with the highest architectural standards. For behind the scenes, Xantech supplies the infrastructure that makes all the other systems work as one harmonious whole. With Sunfire’s legendary engineering, the consumer is able to easily integrate high performance home theater audio products that play louder and with superior fidelity compared to similarly priced speakers, all while maintaining the brand’s signature impossibly small form factors.  ATON offers consumers the world’s first and best out-of-the-box whole home music system, which provides the simplest and most affordable way to equip a home with a multi-room, multi-source audio system.

About ELAN Home Systems: Since 1990 ELAN® Home Systems has been an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video systems. ELAN systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” solution. ELAN systems and products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. ELAN Home Systems is part of The AVC Group.  To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

About The AVC Group, LLC: Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC ( www.theavcgroup.com ) is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video, and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio ( www.nilesaudio.com ), ELAN® Home Systems ( www.elanhomesystems.com ), Xantech® ( www.xantech.com ), ATON® ( www.atonhome.com ), and Sunfire® ( www.sunfire.com ). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s ( www.nortek-inc.com ) Home Technology Group.