SAVANT Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control Now Shipping

savant-remote-0114Savant Systems is now shipping its new Wi-Fi-based Savant Universal Remote (SUR-0500), originally unveiled at CEDIA Expo 2013. The $399 controls distributed audio, lighting, climate control and other features within a home or small commercial setting. Savant claims that the new Universal Remote is self-configuring once connected to the network. The Savant Universal Remote supports a menu of screens for controlling services throughout the home or workplace, and because it utilizes Wi-Fi connectivity, users can control devices without pointing or aiming — no direct line of sight is required.

The Savant Universal Remote features a 1.7-inch color display and back-lit buttons and features a customizable color display with hard buttons for macro-functions. The Savant Universal Remote is capable of two-way Wi-Fi communication as well as these features:

  • Bright, back-lit keypad buttons for easy use in any lighting conditions
  • Thirty-five assignable/programmable buttons with common navigation and transport buttons
  • Intuitive layout of keypad buttons for commonly used functions
  • Ergonomic design permits effortless one-handed operation
  • Two-way feedback from compatible devices using Wi-Fi and Savant Solutions
  • Customizable and programmable
  • Extremely wide Wi-Fi transmission frequency range
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Customization is quick and efficient using RacePoint Blueprint design tool

Here are all the details.