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New Driver Supports g! IP Home Management System with Cover Art and Metadata Display for Effortless Navigation of Large Movie Collections

LEXINGTON, KY – ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and IP home control systems, announced that its upcoming g! system will support the newly released SONY® Flagship Blu-ray 400 Disc Changer, the BDP-CX7000ES. The marriage of these leading products will deliver consumers the high definition Home Theater experience they crave at the push of a button. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, President and Chief Technology Officer.

The new driver allows SONY BDP-CX7000ES owners to browse a collection of Blu-Ray and DVD discs with full cover art from right within the g! interface. All g! devices are supported including Core Module 5.0 enabled HomeBrick and Multi-Brick controllers, iTouch, iPhones, iPad (g!Mobile) as well as g!Connect for Windows PCs. Later this year, new interfaces will be supported with the TS7 7″ touchscreen and g!TV on-screen control made available through the new HC12 and HC6 home controllers.

The player itself has been garnering rave reviews from the press. John Sciacca writing in the January 2010 issue of Sound and Vision says, “With the 7000ES, discs looked just perfect. Every subtle detail was visible, and there was no performance-degrading picture over-enhancement… As far as video performance goes, this player is a stunner, offering up some of the very best DVD upconversion I’ve seen.”

ELAN enhances the overall experience by improving upon the SONY interface and integrating it right into g!. Cataloging of the library is transparent to users, loading discs into the changer is all that is needed. High-resolution cover art is downloaded automatically to the g! system, along with metadata including the movie’s title and genre. This works automatically so that even loading a rented or borrowed disc results in fast access through the g! system.

“With the importance of the Home Theater experience to today’s customers, the 7000ES was a staff pick for immediate driver development,” said Mr. Farinelli. “Not only because of the gorgeous playback quality and ease of system integration, but because our engineers were able to improve on the player’s built-in user interface by applying our tenets of simple, intuitive operation through g!. ELAN has developed a reputation for ease of use and performance – this marriage delivers both.”

Drivers for the SONY 7000ES will be available to ELAN Dealers this April when the new g! products begin shipping.

ELAN – SONY BDP-CX7000ES Blu-ray Disc Changer Driver:
Native integration into g! interface including metadata and cover art of BD and DVD titles
Supports all playback functions
Browse library by title or cover art from any touchscreen – even remotely

About ELAN Home Systems:
For two decades, ELAN Home Systems has been a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video systems. Based in Lexington, KY, their systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” solution. Since its founding in 2002, HomeLogic has sold more than ten thousand IP-based systems. The HomeLogic engineering team went on to create the first Smartphone control interface along with the first native iPhone Control App with a live internet user demonstration. In 2007 ELAN acquired HomeLogic and began a three year collaborative engineering process to develop world-class home management solutions. The result is “g!”, effortless integration and an unsurpassed entertainment experience – all through a uniform and engaging user experience. ELAN products 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.

About SONY:
Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony’s principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., and Sony Music Entertainment. To learn more, visit www.sony.com.

About Sound + Vision
Sound + Vision is the world’s largest and most influential consumer-electronics magazine, with the field’s most experienced, trusted and technically savvy staff. Sound + Vision has been the category’s leading publication since its inception in 1958 as Hi Fi & Music Review (later known as Stereo Review). It’s the first destination for enthusiasts, early adopters, the trade and tastemakers looking for authoritative information, test reports, product reviews and analysis of what’s next in home entertainment and consumer-electronics (CE) technology. For more information go to www.soundandvisionmag.com.