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CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, March 19, 2012 — Electronic House Magazine has named SmartHouse Integration the bronze award winner in its 2012 Home Of The Year awards for the Outdoor Space category.  The Sarasota, Florida-based custom installation company’s winning project was an amazing backyard home theater that included a Stewart StarGlas 102” glass rear projection screen and a 2,000 Watt surround sound system, complete with iPad and iPhone control of the LED landscape lighting, Jandy pool equipment, and the pool house HVAC and multi-zone audio system all controlled by an ELAN® g! Home Entertainment and Control system.

“We’re honored to receive this award for the great outdoor theater we created,” SmartHouse President Mark van den Broek said. “Homeowners increasingly want high-quality audio and video systems, even outdoors, and we love challenging installations such as this one.  Integrating all of the outdoor systems with the ELAN g! System was a natural choice and gave this homeowner an outdoor entertainment area beyond his wildest dreams.”

The Home Of The Year Awards recognizes outstanding home installations with technologies and systems for the whole home.

Entries were received in 11 different categories and winners were chosen by the Electronic House magazine editorial and art staffs. Judging criteria for the Electronic House 2012 Home of the Year Awards included all aspects involved in an installation, such as project creativity, innovation, equipment incorporated, obstacles overcome, homeowner priorities met, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits.

“All of us at ELAN, and indeed The AVC Group, congratulate Mark and the entire SmartHouse Integration team for working so creatively and professionally with the ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System.  It’s because of dedicated, passionate supporters like Mark that the ELAN g! System is becoming the recognized standard for state-of-the-art entertainment and control that is simple to install, use, and maintain,” said Paul Starkey, President of ELAN Home Systems.

The winners for the Home of the Year contest will be featured in Electronic House magazine and online at www.electronichouse.com throughout 2012.

Earlier in 2012, SmartHouse Integration received CEA’s TechHome Mark of Excellence Platinum Award for their work in the San Remo Project, which also featured an ELAN g! 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 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®, ELAN® Home Systems, Xantech®, ATON® and Sunfire®. The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s Home Technology Group.