Nice, a provider of Home and Building Management solutions, announced the completed convergence of ELAN, SpeakerCraft and Panamax Energy Management to the Nice brand name. According to the announcement, Nice has been focused on executing its strategic plan to strengthen the company’s position in North America by converging its vast product portfolio under one unified brand. The company says this milestone reinforces its mission of simplifying everyday movements by offering the most complete, integrated product ecosystem in the industry for residential, commercial and perimeter protection applications.

ELAN, SpeakerCraft and Panamax energy management are the first in a series of brands that will transition to Nice. As part of the transformation, the company built on the brand legacies to launch a host of new Nice-branded Home Management solutions across several categories. These include Nice Home Management with the release of HR40 Remote Control and Home Management OS 8.8 software upgrade, Nice Audio with the recent debut of the SC-IC3 Small Aperture Speaker, SC-IC-SUB8 Small Aperture Subwoofer, SC4-100 4-Channel Amplifier, SB-40P Soundbar, and AIM MK3 architectural speaker series, Nice Energy Management with the DC12-IP Smart DC Power Manager, and the company’s first-ever innovative line of custom smart sun shades with Sun Shades by Nice.  

“[The] announcement is a culmination of efforts focused on bringing together several brands under Nice, forming a holistic Home Management ecosystem,” said Mark Owen Burson, chief marketing officer at Nice North America. “Delivering on this vision will enable us to tell a more complete, integrated story designed to better address the needs of our partners and customers. By focusing on Home Management solutions first, we are now equipped to begin convergence of Linear and other brands to develop a more comprehensive, end-to-end solution for homes and businesses.”

Addressing the changes and future, Luca Longhin, president of Nice North America, had this to add: “After acquiring and rebranding Nortek Security & Control, the next step in our evolution was to focus on aggressive convergence of the brand portfolio to enhance awareness and the position of Nice in North America. The realization of this vision brings together a complete solution under the Nice brand and, with the broadest and deepest portfolio in the industry, solidifies our place as a Home and Building Management powerhouse. In North America, and across the globe, Nice is now better equipped to capitalize on opportunities and drive rapid growth. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but today marks a very important milestone.”

In 2024, Nice will begin the process of transitioning all offerings from the Linear Access and Surveillance brand, including everything from Access Control to Gate and Garage Door Openers (GDO), to the Nice brand. The first step in this process will be the release of a new residential GDO, the Nice Linear661, and a consumer application for gates and garage doors, called Nice G.O. As part of the company’s continued development in North America, Nice is also incorporating updates to its HySecurity brand, which offers Perimeter Protection solutions to  secure critical infrastructure sites.

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