Join Date: Sep 2002
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My father has an old Elan S12 system with Via Panels. One of his S12 units broke and I had to rewire everything to the other S12. One issue is I had to re-program everything and I am not an elan programmer. The Via Panel programming is the worst.
Therefore I lost the light programming and other functions, however I was able to get one of the via's working for my father in his office to run the tv.
However the writing is on the wall that the system needs to be replaced. I cannot find an elan dealer to look at the system...The one that did the install went bye bye. The wiring is Horrible also...it's driving me crazy.
Do you think it would be worth finding an Elan installer to look at it? I am not sure of the cost of the G system. I looked at Home Logic a while back and it looked good.
He also has an HAI system installed. I am very familiar with the HAI and their programming with Design Studio. I was thinking of handling the change over and use HAI as the main interface. I am currently using an ipad with HAI Snap-link to control the lighting, temp, security.
There is a lot of equipment that he lost his money on (2-S12 units, 7 Via Panels, camera interface). However from what I am hearing, Elan will not give any value for the older equip.
Therefore I am not sure what route to take. Look toward an Elan dealer for help on the system or rip it all out, keep the amps, add some multi room A/V switcher and tie it all into the HAI for control.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you