ELAN®’s New Olé™XL Touchpad Now Shipping to Dealers

December 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
ELAN® Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced today that Olé™XL, the newest addition to its revolutionary, award-winning Olé™ family of Film Interactive Touchpads, known as ”FIT”, began shipping today. The announcement was made by Bob Farinelli, ELAN’s President and Chief Technology Officer.

The 2006 introduction of the world’s first FIT, ELAN’s Olé, ushered in a whole new era of customized control and changed the world of custom A/V with its innovative patent-pending combination of touch screen functionality, keypad-like simplicity, affordability, and never-before-seen level of customization. Now, with the addition of OléXL, there are two best-of-breed options from which homeowners can control all their entertainment throughout the house while matching their décor and lifestyles.

OléXL offers a step-up, yet still affordable, option for personalized control of multi-room A/V systems and delivers the same extraordinary functionality and value as the original Olé — and then some. OléXL also features the same styles and colors of slide-in designer films and on-wall frames, but now offers even more customization of control and feedback through its larger 2.1” OLED display area and user-friendly 15-function layout. As a result, ELAN Dealers now have access to two sophisticated yet affordable user interfaces that will suit more clients.

The larger display, with its six lines of metadata from 2-way sources, provides a more detailed view of “Now Playing” information from source components such as iPod® and XM™ Satellite Radio. Additional soft buttons can be arranged right over the display area to provide more control options such as multiple source select pages, numeric keypad, DVD/DVR menu navigation and sub-system control.

Since its introduction last year, the Olé family of Film Interactive Touchpads has been honored with a 2006 Electronic House Product of the Year Award, Residential Systems’ 2006 and 2007 Excite Awards, and 2006 EHX Multi-Room Audio/Video Award for Best User Interface as well as being named a Finalist for the Consumer Electronics Association’s 2007 Mark of Excellence Awards.

OléXL is available now at a MSRP of $580.00 complete with a two year limited warranty.

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