Sorry Jlenhart, I am not trying to be contrary but, I don't agree at all. First, the Elan product can easily handle other manufacturers gear (from DA, HT, lighting, shades and more) and possibly more so than the Xantech. There is both RS232 and IR control available, much better GUI's (whether you chose the Via product or the new Ole) and you can get into the Via for less $. I am not an Elan dealer, and thus have no financial reason to suggest this. I just think the Elan product is a much better deal.