Strengthening its nearly two-decade relationship with Lutron, ELAN® Home Systems, Carlsbad, Calif., announced that its ELAN g! Entertainment and Control System software version 5.4 supports the new international version of Lutron’s HomeWorks QS total home control system.
According to Joe Lautner, ELAN product manager, “ELAN products have been working with Lutron systems for the better part of two decades, and now our integration with the new international HomeWorks QS control system proves that the best just keeps getting better. Dealers and customers all around the world can now combine the latest in lighting and shading automation from Lutron with the best in home entertainment and control with the ELAN g! system. And it’s the easiest integration in the industry—with one click in the ELAN g! Configurator, all of the loads, keypads and programming from the Lutron system are automatically populated in the g! Configurator.”
Once an integrator installs and programs a Lutron RadioRA 2 or HomeWorks QS System, the ELAN g! system imports the data from the Lutron system. Once imported, the integrator can pick and choose what they want to display on any of the g! user interfaces. ELAN provides templates to match the Lutron in-wall keypads so the integrator can simply drop any keypad onto the g! user interface and it will behave the same way as the Lutron in-wall keypad.
The integrator can then add automation for the lights to turn on and off based on preset schedules or activity-based events such as arming or disarming the security system, motion detection, driveway sensors and more. The g! software also makes it easy to create additional scenes that can be controlled from any g! interface and are unique from the scenes driven by the Lutron in-wall keypads.
The ELAN g! Control System provides users with icon-based control from their favorite devices including TVs, touchscreens, touchpads, PCs, iPhones and iPads. The standardized interface works across platforms, so that the trendy g!Mobile app users love on the iPhone appears and works similarly on ELAN touchscreens, valets and handheld remotes as well as users' televisions and mobile devices. And the system's IP backbone makes it just as easy to control the system from across the room or across the globe.
Individual "apps" for each subsystem allow the user to control security, climate, lighting, media, irrigation, pool/spa, messaging, video and photoswith the flick of a finger. Access is fast and secure through any ELAN homeinterface or globally with mobile Internet enabled devices like the iPhone,iPod Touch, iPad, Netbooks and PC Tablets. Since the intuitive interface empowers users with personalized scheduling and detailed history views, high consumption subsystems like lighting and climate can be closely monitored and managed for a greener lifestyle-and substantial energy savings.