Nice/Nortek Control announced the availability of its ELAN Control Systems 8.7.500 software, an upgrade that builds on the ELAN surveillance platform and enables comprehensive surveillance for installations of any size. With 8.7.500, the software-based ELAN onboard network video recorder (NVR) now supports up to eight channels with a single license when paired with a control extender. The software release, paired with updated solutions, allows partners to deploy surveillance solutions that support up to 36 channels and configure systems that uniquely fit the needs of each of their customers.

“It’s now easier than ever to scale a surveillance system. This upgrade furthers our ELAN brand’s focus to create more flexible and decentralized control systems. Additionally, it expands our partners’ portfolios helping them to create more opportunities with ELAN,” said Jeff Shaw, vice president of product management, control, power/AV at Nice/Nortek Control. “We’re shifting the NVR paradigm and keeping the integrator in mind as much as the end user. In pairing software with multi-purpose hardware not only are we providing an easier path for future features but also cutting down on set up and installation time.”

The ELAN software-based NVR features simple installation, setup, operation, and requires minimal hardware. System control is done completely within the ELAN user interface, providing the ability to manage both the NVR and the cameras without switching between the ELAN app to view live feeds and a surveillance app to review recorded footage. Using ELAN Management Cloud, partners install the license on an ELAN SC-100 or ELAN SC-300 system controller, add external storage, and the cameras are ready to roll.

The new video platform is extensible and feature rich. A software-based approach allows systems to expand beyond single-purpose hardware deployments while providing partners and customers with a scalable solution. By leveraging existing ELAN controllers to provide the NVR capabilities, these extenders can be dual purpose and support IR extension, media players, and handheld remotes.

"The immediate success of the ELAN 4-Channel Onboard NVR crystalized our vision for future updates designed to further enhancing the robust ELAN ecosystem,” said Richard Pugnier, vice president of marketing and education at Nice/Nortek Control. “The release of ELAN 8.7.500 provides our partners with a direct path to service any size surveillance installation, from small-scale to all-scale. Paired with cameras utilizing our video analytics software, this release is another example of how Nice/Nortek Control continuously innovates and expands upon provided solutions to better serve our partners and their valued customers.”

Included within the release of ELAN 8.7.500 is a new lighting scheduler with 32 programmable periods, to create a more personalized lighting experience in any zone.

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