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ELAN Forms Power Partnership with Terra-SAN

LEXINGTON, KY — ELAN Home Systems, a leading manufacturer of award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems, announced that the company has entered into a cooperative marketing partnership with Terra-SAN, a premiere digital media management firm that grooms and imports private CD audio collections onto digital media servers, to provide secure, off-site media back-up services for its entire line of VIA! dj Digital Music Servers. The announcement was made today by Bob Farinelli, ELAN’s President and Chief Technology Officer.

As an important new element in ELAN‘s ongoing efforts to continually enhance and improve upon the capabilities of its VIA!dj line, the new partnership will make the process of digital music back-up as easy and cost-effective as possible for Custom Dealers and their end Clients. Terra-SAN is on the forefront of digital content loading, back-up and storage, with its advanced technology offerings. The Company provides an array of crucial services, and is able to read, import, load and back up media from large personally owned collections residing on CDs, MP3s or any other digital format. Terra-SAN provides unique offerings, including the option to have a Network Attached Storage device (a Terra-NAS) sent directly to the Installation site so that the Dealer can easily perform quick, hassle-free back-up services on premises — alleviating the need to send the VIA!dj system and CDs to the factory, which saves valuable time and money.

The powerful combination of ELAN and Terra-SAN provides simplified back-up for all models in ELAN‘s VIA!dj Music Server family, from the newest entries in the line to legacy VIA!dj products. Knowing the companies are working closely together, Dealers and Clients can rest assured they will enjoy premium service and gain piece of mind knowing their collections can be easily and quickly recovered if required.

Mr. Farinelli stated, “We believe it is imperative that content loaded onto any music server system in our industry is backed-up properly after the data has been loaded, and are pleased to be aligned with Terra-SAN to provide the best-of-breed suite of services. Just as Consumers perform back-up of their computer files regularly, so should they on any product with a hard-disk drive. Backing-up ensures that media, and the Dealer‘s valuable time spent loading it, is never lost.”

“We have been working closely with some of ELAN‘s Dealers for over a year on backing up their VIA!dj systems. It‘s exciting to formalize the relationship to benefit all ELAN Dealers, and let them know they can count on us as a close partner,” added Terra-SAN CEO Joel DeGray. “The endorsement from such a respected industry leader is invaluable to us, and we look forward to further aiding to the success of ELAN Dealers.”

To kick-off the partnership, Terra-SAN has signed on as ELAN‘s tenth TRIO Sponsor and will demonstrate its back-up, content loading and data grooming services at the Summit. Dealer‘s will be able to understand all of the options and see the procedures in person, meet Terra-SAN CEO Joel DeGray, and benefit from special joint-promotion pricing for back-up solutions.

Themed “Wired and Inspired” this year, TRIO is an exclusive event that will bring together more than 375 of ELAN‘s top Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners, Sales Reps and Members of the Media at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky, May 17-19.

Terra-SAN will join a prestigious group of leading industry Sponsors including Lutron, Middle Atlantic, Sunfire, Vantage, Aprilaire, Gefen, LiteTouch, EH Publishing, and Bedrock Learning, all of whom will all be on-hand at TRIO to demonstrate how their products, services, and close partnerships with ELAN uniquely benefit the ELAN Dealers.

About Terra-SAN:

Terra-SAN is a privately held digital media management firm based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Founded by CEO Joel DeGray, Director of Operations Lori DeGray and CIO Keith DeGray, Terra-SAN is the only digital media management firm that utilizes a UNIX-based system to read, import, load and back up CDs and DVDs, putting them directly onto any digital media server. The firm‘s UNIX-based facility sets the benchmark for digital media services by being both platform and manufacturer independent, while at the same time being compatible with all manufacturers. Its custom-built interface is capable of utilizing all standard ID3 tagging sources. Find out more about Terra-SAN at www.terra-san.com.

About ELAN Home Systems:

ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning Multi-Room audio/video and home control systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company‘s systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use “whole house” experience. The company‘s unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature-rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select Dealers and Distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 58 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

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