A Visit With Savant

Discussion of some project details recently brought me to the Savant Systems showroom in lower Manhattan. In addition to the matter at hand, I was treated to a showroom tour as well as a discussion on their offerings, the overall Savant ecosystem, and where they hope to be in the future. The demo space is […]

A Visit With Savant

SAVANT Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control Now Shipping

Savant 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 […]

SAVANT Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control Now Shipping

SAVANT Ships SmartLink and SmartAudio

Savant Systems is now shipping the SmartLink matrix switch and the SmartAudio SSA-3220, both of which were shown at CEDIA Expo 2013. Savant’s SmartLink technology is available in three versions, each with eight HDMI video/audio inputs and eight S/PDIF audio-only outputs. Integrators can select between four, six or eight HDBaseT 5Play or HDMI video and […]

SAVANT Ships SmartLink and SmartAudio

SAVANT Adds SmartLink Digital Modules with HDBaseT

Savant Systems, LLC has announced the introduction of the SmartLink digital modules. The SmartLink output and receiving modules can transmit audio and video signals up to 1080p over CAT5e/6 cable lengths of up to 100 meters (328 feet) using the latest HDBaseT technology. SmartLink service cards are available for Savant’s SmartMediaPro family of controllers. The […]

SAVANT Adds SmartLink Digital Modules with HDBaseT

Savant Expands SmartView Video Tiling Technology

Savant Systems has expanded the capabilities of its SmartView Tiling technology to deliver up to nine high definition (HD) windows of content or media on a single display. SmartView Tiling, initially unveiled with a six-tile capacity, is a versatile technology featuring broadcast quality video processing and scaling that is appropriate for both residential and commercial […]

Savant Expands SmartView Video Tiling Technology

Savant Calls Ube’s Bluff with Wi-Fi Thermostat

Savant Systems has announced the availability of the Savant Wireless Thermostat, SST-W100. The SST-W100 is a Wi-Fi enabled digital thermostat designed to control Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems within any residential or commercial setting and integrate seamlessly into a Savant-controlled environment. The SST-W100 is a versatile thermostat for one and two stage control […]

Savant Calls Ube’s Bluff with Wi-Fi Thermostat

Savant Ships Latest Keypads

Savant’s three new keypad styles, Metropolitan, Circa and Echo allow for AV, climate, window treatment and lighting control or can be customized for any control application. All three offer an array of custom engraved backlit button layout options. There are 13 field-changeable LED colors to make each keypad in the home unique. They include: Three […]

Savant Ships Latest Keypads

Savant Now Compatible with Apple’s iTunes Match and iCloud

Savant Systems has announced Apple iTunes Match compatibility for Savant SmartSystem controllers. iTunes Match is a subscription service available from Apple (for $25 per year) that, through compatibility with the Savant environment, enables users to automatically sync music and playlists between their home computers, any compatible iOS devices and their Savant systems. This means that […]

Savant Now Compatible with Apple’s iTunes Match and iCloud

Savant Ships New Apple-Based Control System for the Home

The new SmartMedia solution from Savant Systems for the home that controls lighting, climate, security cameras and AV systems is now shipping and Savant is taking it to CES. Previously only targeted at high-end CEDIA-level integrators, Savant is now aiming for the mass consumer. Savant’s SmartMedia packaged solutions, integrated with its energy monitoring solution and […]

Savant Ships New Apple-Based Control System for the Home

Designing for the App Generation

As an integrator, it’s important to always be well informed on all things tech because technology is constantly changing. In the audiovisual industry, we notice this daily. This is so true that every project I have worked on is immensely different from the last. The only thing that is a constant (recently) is that “there’s […]

Designing for the App Generation

A Review of ISE

Sure, 80 percent of the attendees of this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam are European, but, it’s the sheer numbers of them that astounded me — and many others here at Integrated Systems Europe in February 2011. Literally almost 35,000 attendees scanned their badges as they walked into the 10 massive halls of AV exhibits […]

A Review of ISE

Savant Launches 16-channel Class D Amp

This week, Savant introduced a 16-channel class D amplifier for distributed audio applications. Savant says the AMP-1640 can be paired with Savant’s multi-room audio products and can be placed either on a shelf or within an equipment rack. AMP-1640 specs include 40WPC @ 8 Ohms, 50WPC @ 4 Ohms, independent gain controls for all channels, […]

Savant Launches 16-channel Class D Amp