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PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, May 1, 2013 — Electronic House Magazine has named Connected Technology the 2013 Home of the Year Gold Award winner in the Family Room/Media Room category. The Melbourne, Florida-based custom installation company’s winning project is a show-stopping home media room designed for an avid sports fan that includes eight Samsung LED TVs, a projection system with a Digital Projection M-Series projector and 133” DaLite screen, Bay Audio speakers and a powerful Sunfire HRS-10 subwoofer that are all controlled by an ELAN® g! Entertainment and Control system.

“This incredible media room stemmed from a homeowner request for a simple two-zone system, and once we recommended ELAN for the amplification and distribution it was a very short leap to total control through ELAN g!,” said Connected Technology President Joe Nelson. “As the project evolved and grew, the homeowner demanded that the whole system be very easy to control, and the ELAN g! system allowed us to deliver affordable iPad and iPhone control that didn’t take them hours to learn. This Electronic House Home Of The Year Gold Award is a testament to our skill as an integrator and system designer as much as it is recognition of the quality and adaptability of the ELAN g! system.”

The main attraction of this media room is the main wall which houses eight Samsung LED HDTVs with a 65” model flanked by four 32” displays and topped with three additional 40” models. For movie viewing or Sunday Night Football when there’s only one game on, a 133” DaLite screen lowers in front of the Samsung TVs and a Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 400 projector lowers from the ceiling. An additional Samsung 59” plasma HDTV brings the action to the back area with a pool table.

The ELAN g! system extends through the entire home, integrating a total of 16 video displays and multiple zones of audio. An ELAN TS7 and two ELAN TS2 touchscreens provide quick access throughout the home, and the owners use their iPads and iPhones to conveniently control every feature.

The Electronic House Home Of The Year Awards recognizes outstanding U.S. home technology installations in 13 distinct categories.

Connected Technology is a Melbourne, Florida-based integration firm specializing in custom audio/video, home theater and whole home automation installations, and is a member of CEDIA, NAHB and the Florida Home Builders Association.

About ELAN® Home Systems:
Founded in 1990, ELAN® Home Systems is an industry leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning whole-house entertainment and control systems that are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and more than 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is part of the Core® Brands division of Nortek, Inc. Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands.

ELAN is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.