As audio/video, lighting and IP have come together along with a limitless array of IoT devices in the modern smart home, the role of the network has become more vital than ever before. The objective of the alliance between Savant and NETGEAR is to create networking solutions that are optimized for the Savant smart home ecosystem, streamlining design, installation and service processes for integration professionals. Additionally, Savant and NETGEAR are working on a strategic roadmap of new products and services exclusive to and optimized for Savant. Through this partnership, integrators will gain access to 24/7 system design and support services, increasing jobsite efficiency while ensuring client satisfaction.
“Savant and NETGEAR have joined forces to reduce the cost and complexity associated with home automation,” says Vikram Mehta, senior vice president of SMB products for NETGEAR. “Our role in this strategic partnership is as follows: first, NETGEAR is engineering networking products specifically for home automation applications; second, we’re integrating the management of our products into Savant’s management framework; third, we’re providing technical support and training to the Savant community of integrators; and finally, we’re supporting Savant’s efforts to offer pre-set solution bundles for certain job types to make purchasing our products directly from Savant more seamless for integrators.”
Savant and NETGEAR are also collaborating on their cloud-based management platforms (Savant SCM and NETGEAR Insight) in order to provide network monitoring and management capabilities.
NETGEAR devices, including the 10-Gig M4300 switches that power Savant’s video-over-IP solutions, previously have been obtainable on the Savant store. Integrators can now expect a broader range NETGEAR products to be available on the Savant store, with all purchases counting toward their yearly incentive program.
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