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There is a new and growing focus in our market concerning people as they age - either through 'aging in place' scenarios where people stay in their homes, or in group communities as described below.  Throughout Chicagoland, Bright Life can design and install these technologies for entertainment, comfort and control.

Senior Living Community Lets Residents Play Their Own Music Through a Central ELAN System

Simple inputs and controls allow residents to enjoy music from their mobile devices in nine audio zones throughout the community’s common areas.


PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, September 19, 2017 — At the new Village of Bedford Walk senior living community in Columbia, Missouri, residents’ comfort and freedom is a core principle and a top selling point. One of the unique aspects of Bedford Walk that affords residents more freedom is the inclusion of advanced, yet easy-to-use audio systems in all the community’s common areas. Whether they are enjoying the property’s library, billiards room or cafe, residents can plug their mobile devices into the ELAN Entertainment & Control System and play their own music through the in-ceiling speakers in each room. 


To maintain simplicity, each room is a unique audio zone, and each touch panel controls only that room’s speakers. That means there is no opportunity for users to accidentally change settings or access unauthorized controls to other rooms or systems. 


Limiting residents’ access is important not only for their convenience and ease-of-use, but also because the main reception office uses the system for overall control of the facility. Through the ELAN system, property managers control each zone of audio, including the outdoor areas where rock speakers provide background music for residents, and all digital signage on the property.


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