Nice, prominent in home and building management solutions, announced the completed convergence of ELAN, SpeakerCraft and Panamax Energy Management to the Nice brand name. Since the company’s acquisition of Nortek Security & Control in 2021, Nice says it remains focused on executing its strategic plan to strengthen its position as an industry leader in North America by converging its vast product portfolio under one unified brand. Per a statement, the milestone reinforces its mission of simplifying everyday movements. It does so by offering a complete, integrated product ecosystem in the industry for residential, commercial and perimeter protection applications.
Building an Integrated Product System
According to the company, ELAN, SpeakerCraft and Panamax energy management are the first in a series of brands that will transition to Nice. As part of the transformation, the company built on the pioneering brand legacies to launch a host of new Nice-branded home management solutions across several categories.
These include Nice Home Management with the release of HR40 Remote Control and Home Management OS 8.8 software upgrade; Nice Audio with the recent debut of the SC-IC3 Small Aperture Speaker, SC-IC-SUB8 Small Aperture Subwoofer, SC4-100 4-Channel Amplifier, SB-40P Soundbar, and AIM MK3 architectural speaker series; Nice Energy Management with the DC12-IP Smart DC Power Manager; and an innovative line of custom smart sun shades with Sun Shades by Nice.
“[The] announcement is a culmination of efforts focused on bringing together several brands under Nice, forming a holistic home management ecosystem,” says Mark Owen Burson, chief marketing officer at Nice North America. “Delivering on this vision will enable us to tell a more complete, integrated story designed to better address the needs of our partners and customers. By focusing on home management solutions first; we are now equipped to begin convergence of Linear and other brands to develop a more comprehensive, end-to-end solution for homes and businesses.”
End-to-End Solution Offerings
Addressing the changes and future, Luca Longhin, president of Nice North America, adds, “After acquiring and rebranding Nortek Security & Control; the next step in our evolution was to focus on aggressive convergence of the brand portfolio to enhance awareness and the position of Nice in North America.”
Longhin continues, “The realization of this vision brings together a complete solution under the Nice brand. And with the broadest and deepest portfolio in the industry, [this] solidifies our place as a home and building management powerhouse. In North America, and across the globe, Nice is now better equipped to capitalize on opportunities and drive rapid growth. There’s still a lot of work to be done; but today marks a very important milestone.”
In 2024, Nice will also begin the process of transitioning all offerings from the Linear Access and Surveillance brand. This includes everything from Access Control to Gate and Garage Door Openers (GDO), to the Nice brand. The first step in this process will be the release of a new residential GDO, the Nice Linear661, and a consumer application for gates and garage doors, called Nice G.O. As part of the company’s continued development in North America, Nice is also incorporating updates to its HySecurity brand. This will offer perimeter protection solutions to secure critical infrastructure sites.
The consolidation of these brands thus strengthens the company’s commitment to offer a more holistic whole home management solution. Here, Nice hopes to offer the best serves its partners and customers by delivering one home, one solution. Following the company’s new organizational structure; Emanuel Bertolini, recently appointed CEO and president of Nice North America, and Luca Longhin, will lead Nice through this next evolution of growth and innovation.
Source: COMMERCIAL INTEGRATOR