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Savant Creates Platform Based on Latest Mac OS

Developers can now sell their Apple-based applications into the CEDIA marketplace via the Savant product suite.

Osterville, MA–Savant Systems LLC, has introded the first home automation and control platform based on Mac OS X Leopard.

For the first time, developers have a control and media platform that enables them to sell their Apple-based applications into the CEDIA marketplace via the Savant product suite, said Savant president Jim Carroll.

Participation in the Excellence in AV program will allow third-party Apple developers to operate seamlessly in Savants system environment.

Savants graphical programming environment, called RacePoint Blueprint, provides Apple developers with an application channel into the CEDIA industry. Savants unique combination of configuration software (found within RacePoint Blueprint) combined with Quartz Composer and Automator provides Apple developers with an an automation and control system for many vertical markets.

Developers will have the capability to control and interact with such devices as flat panel displays, DVD players, AV receivers, set-top boxes, Apple TV projectors, lighting, window treatments, and other equipment commonly deployed in multi-room residential settings as well as business installations and theatrical productionswithout writing a single line of code. ROSIE delivers intuitive and graphically-rich control and has exciting interactive multimedia capabilities such as integration and interaction with many Apple-based applications including iTunes multimedia content and AirTunes.

Developers can now have their applications invoked with the simple push of a button from any of our OS X-based interface technologies that include 5-, 7-, 9-, and 12-inch in-wall touchpanels and a 13.3-inch wireless touchpanel along with Apples iPhone and iPod touch,” Carroll said. “Savant’s touchpanel application takes advantage of the unique user interface of Apples iPhone and iPod touch. The developers application can be accessed via Savants rich GUI. The entire Savant user interface can be accessed on the iPhone and iPod touch with one hand.