Savant Systems has announced that Emersive Technologies will distribute its products in Australia and New Zealand. Founded by Graeme Fraser, former general manager and VP of Cisco’s Optical Internetworking Business Unit, the Emersive Technologies team brings a strong technical understanding of the home automation industry and significant experience in establishing US-based companies in the Australian marketplace.
Emersive Technologies has a strong technical heritage, particularly in the areas of networking and IT/computer administration. The organization is well positioned to support dealers as they make the transition from traditional AV infrastructure into the networked/IP-based systems that Savant represents, the company says.
“Traditionally, Australia and New Zealand are classic early adopter markets and we anticipate a strong interest in Savant’s control and automation products within this region,” said Emersive Technologies’ Graeme Fraser. “Savant offers a simple-to-use and reliable platform for all home automation, AV control and media access, using elegant and familiar interfaces such as the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad — something we believe this market will be really receptive to. Savant’s innovative Blueprint design tool will enable integrators to simplify the system configuration process and dramatically lower the lifecycle costs of supporting customer’s evolving needs over time.”
Emersive Technologies will have offices in Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia, offering full product support services from both locations.
“We have identified Emersive Technologies as having the resources and technical capacity to create a sales channel for Savant in Australia and New Zealand and provide the critical training and support that is the foundation of a successful expansion to a new region,” stated Savant president Jim Carroll. “We have every confidence that Savant and Emersive Technologies will work together efficiently to expand our presence and bring Savant’s innovative Apple-based products to this critical marketplace.”