Savant Debuts AV-Over-IP Product Line

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.

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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.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at