Savant just debuted an AV-over-IP line aimed at the home entertainment market. Savant says its new switching platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video (10-bit color) distribution over IP with “zero frame latency.” It uses a 10GbE switch, enabling high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity throughout the project and allows installations of from two to 128 zones. New products in the lineup include the Savant IP Video four- and eight-input video transmitters as well as Savant IP video output receivers available with either fiber or copper as an option.
Savant’s IP audio lineup is expanding with the new Savant IP Audio 50 (simply a renamed version of Savant’s Pro Audio 4), the company’s first wired music solution. Brand new to the lineup is the Savant IP Audio 125, a higher wattage amplifier/audio distribution system. The IP Audio 125 delivers all the functionality of the IP Audio 50, but with 125 watts per channel. The IP Audio 125 also includes additional control ports and all Savant IP Audio products include built-in streaming, distribution and amplification.
The Savant IP Audio lineup features an array of preamp-level audio inputs and outputs. The new Savant IP Audio 8 output and IP Audio 7 input modules allow audio to be distributed to and from remote areas of a property without the need for home run audio cables. Simply plug either module into the IP network to add audio to any room. Offering incredible flexibility in deployment, up to 16 Savant IP audio units can be interconnected using the AVB 802.1 IEEE standard, expanding the range to as many as 96 listening zones for a synchronized, whole-home audio experience. Additionally, the unmatched installation flexibility of Savant’s IP Audio platform make it ideally suited for either new construction or retrofit applications.
With all Savant IP Audio systems, users can enjoy premium sound quality along with intuitive system control straight from the Savant Pro App, Pro Remote or Touch in-wall control screens. The Savant IP Audio 125 includes a single stream of Savant Music and also includes AirPlay support.