Product Announcements
April 3, 2023

Nice Launches New Multifunction Smart Home Remote and Smart DC Power Manager

The HR40 and DC12-IP are available for pre-order on April 4th and are the first products from Nice stemming from the rebrand of ELAN® and Panamax®

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 3, 2023 — Nice, a global manufacturer of smart home, security, building automation, and perimeter protection solutions, today announces open pre-orders for the HR40 Remote Control, and the DC12-IP Smart DC Power Manager. The best-in-class solutions for smart home control and power management, which debuted at CEDIA, are available for pre-order on April 4th with the DC12-IP shipping in spring and the HR40 shipping this summer. The release of the HR40 and DC12-IP marks the first products branded Nice since the company announced plans to transition ELAN, SpeakerCraft®, and Panamax brands into a more powerful whole home solution by the end of 2023. Committed to its mission of simplifying everyday movements, Nice is converging brands to deliver the most complete, integrated ecosystem of smart home solutions to best serve partners and customers.

“The Nice HR40 and DC12-IP are the latest offerings that will strengthen our ecosystem of automation and home management solutions,” said Jeff Shaw, Vice President of Product Management at Nice North America  . “With the HR40, we're introducing the first remote that can be personalized to fit our users' needs and lifestyles , while the DC12-IP offers advanced power management and protection features to simplify and manage energy consumption. Nice is proud to offer these products as part of a comprehensive portfolio of smart home solutions, and we are confident they will enhance the overall user experience for our partners and customers."

Nice HR40 Multifunction Smart Home Remote

Geared toward redefining the user’s experience, the HR40 offers personalization and access to more functions compared to a traditional remote. With its 3.1” high resolution touchscreen, the full-fledged control interface allows users to answer video doorbells, view surveillance cameras, and communicate with other interfaces using intercom. Wirelessly configured, the HR40 integrates with Nice/ELAN system controllers, and    dealers can customize the remote to fit the needs of each system. With swipe, scroll and touch controls, the HR40 provides an unparalleled experience allowing users to control and personalize favorites for control of media, lighting, climate, security, surveillance, and more.

Nice DC12-IP Smart DC Power Manager

Nice/Panamax power protection and performance solutions have been trusted by home technology integrators and consumers for more than four decades. The DC12-IP Smart DC Power Manager from Nice  is a smart, compact, power management and protection solution. The Power Manager offers advanced surge protection, power sequencing, and IP control. BlueBOLT®-enabled, the DC12-IP offers cloud-based monitoring, remote control and programming of devices, and seamlessly integrates with the Nice/ELAN control system so users can easily manage their power via any user interface. With record high residential electricity prices, users are in need of smart home systems that help simplify, reduce and manage their energy consumption. It also allows you to eliminate the bulky external DC power supplies that can be unreliable, create clutter in the rack and cover other open outlets on AC power distribution units. In addition to its space-saving design, features include provision for remote power and energy management and scheduled on/off commands to reduce excess energy consumption.

Nice is bringing together 30 years of industry-leading innovation to create One Home, One Solution, for safer and smarter homes. Since its acquisition of Nortek Control in 2021, Nice is converging the ELAN, SpeakerCraft, and Panamax brands by 2023 to offer the most complete, integrated product ecosystem in the industry for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

To place an order for the DC12-IP or HR40, please contact your local Nice regional sales manager. For more information on the HR40, register for a free webinar hosted by CE Pro on Tuesday, April 4 at 2:00PM EST.

About Nice North America

Nice North America, a subsidiary of Nice, is one of the largest manufacturers of smart residential, commercial, and industrial solutions in the world, with seamless and easy-to-install technology for smart home control, security and automation, perimeter access, protection and control, sunshade solutions, power management, and whole home entertainment. The company is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, with several R&D and manufacturing centers across the region. Professional integrators, dealers, and distribution partners grow their business with CEU training and education, technical and field support, and award-winning sales and marketing programs. The company is a proud national sponsor of the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program, supporting wounded veterans and their families with specially adapted smart homes. For further information, visit


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