Savant has announced the addition of new features and hardware to its IP video and audio distribution systems. The Savant IP Video platform now comes complete with onboard audio processing, available with either four or eight ports or inputs. Two-channel audio is automatically extracted and down mixed off of most popular surround modes and distributed over the network to be picked up by any IP Audio device throughout the home.
Savant has unveiled new single input and output boxes for the IP Video line, which represent a lower cost solution to accommodate single-source video inputs and outputs for one TV. Adding single sources or displays to the distributed video system is now a snap, eliminating the need for a costly chassis expansion.
Savant is now offering an array of new network switches including a 96 port 10Gb Netgear switch. A new modular chassis allows for a mix of fiber and copper as well as 1Gb, 10Gb and 40Gb ports for potential future scalability. This powerful solution can support up to 95 video inputs or outputs. In addition, larger 12 and 24 port AVB switches from Extreme Networks are now available to Savant Integrators via the Savant Store, allowing for large scale IP Audio distribution.
For audio connections over extended distances, a new IP Audio box is available with 16-channels (8 zones) of balanced outputs, which maintain superior quality even in remote zones despite longer cable runs. The Balanced IP Audio device receives audio signal over the AVB network from any Savant IP Audio enabled device, such as the new IP Audio Music Server or the IP Video Input Transmitter with Audio Processing.
Savant’s new IP video and audio line is here.