The owner of Trois Rivieres Training can also monitor the facility’s security system and surveillance cameras from the road with the g!Mobile iPhone app.
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, March 15, 2012 — At the Trois Rivieres Training indoor sports facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, trainees can get a truly personalized training experience, right down to practicing with their own music and videos to help keep them motivated. With an ELAN® g! control system that pulls together three audio zones, several flat screen TVs, multiple surveillance cameras and the building’s security system, the owner has complete control over the operation of his business, even when he’s on the road.
According to the owner of Trois Rivieres, “I knew the ELAN g! system would be a great fit for the training facility because it allows my guests to listen to their own music. If you’ve done a training regimen before, you know the right music can help motivate you to work harder.
“I spend more time on the road that I do at Trois Rivieres, so monitoring the security system and surveillance cameras from on my iPhone is a huge deal to me, and it’s very easy to do with the g!Mobile app. Another great thing is that the system is easy to expand, such as adding lighting controls, which I’m planning to do soon.”
Thanks to the custom installation team at Cybermation, Inc., trainees at the facility can dock their iPods and listen to their own musicwhile they train, and they can even bring their own DVDs to watch training videos on the TVs. To help keep the parents and visitors involved, Cybermation installed a 50-inch flat screen TV in the lobby that can display the surveillance cameras located throughout the training areas.
“When you think about it, there are so many types of businesses that can benefit fromhaving all of their systems tied together in one easy-to-use interface,” said Cybermation President Tom Ardolf. “It saves time and frustration, lets the business owners look in on things when they are away from the building, and the owners can also recoup some of the cost through energy savings with automated heating and lighting schedules.
“The ELAN system is perfect because it’s so intuitive and easy to use, especially for systems where patrons or consumers will interact with it directly, such as docking an iPod. The trainees at Trois Rivieres Training didn’t need to be taught how to use the system, they just plugged in their iPods and started playing their own music right away.”
The ELAN g! system at Trois Rivieres sends audio to three distinct zones—one in the lobby, one in the larger athletic training room, and one in the second floor office/cardio workout room.
“Everyone that trains here loves being able to just dock their iPods and go, and they think it’s as cool as I did when I put a previous ELAN system in my home in 2007. It’s amazing that the g! system lets me check the surveillance cameras on my iPhone even when I’m away from the building, and it really helps give me peace of mind. We even keep the parents in on the action with a 50-inch TV in the lobby that displays the cameras feeds from the training areas.”
The facility includes a small-area synthetic ice hockey rink with full boards, includingglass and netting for protection, a full size tennis court, an area for dryland training and a weight lifting area. Trainees young and old can sign up for 1-on-1 training, small group sessions, 3 vs. 3 hockey leagues, and anyone can rent the hockey rink or tennis court for personal use.
Available starting at $2,000 for a single-room, four sub-system control solution, theELAN g! Entertainment and Control System can be expanded quickly and cost-effectively to enable whole-home control of every system. ELAN g! provides users with the most uniform and intuitive icon-based control from their favorite devices, including TVs, touch screens, touchpads, PCs, iPhones, and iPads. And the system’s IP backbone makes it just as easy to control the system from across the room—or across the globe.
The ELAN g! system has been awarded a 2011 Residential Systems Magazine RESI Award, a 2011 Custom Retailer Magazine EXCITE! Award, a 2011 CE Pro Magazine BEST Award, a Platinum Level 2011 CEA Mark of Excellence Award by the Consumer Electronics Association and a 2011 Gold Level Electronic House Magazine Product of the Year Award.
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.