Booth 950 Savant came to CEDIA EXPO with a fully redesigned home automation app targeting individual personalization in a user-customized interface for controlling lighting, entertainment and security.
Single App Home on iPad
“Personalization is at the heart of this experience,” said Savant CTO Michael Silva.
Scene setting is a major element of the new app and 7.0 software release. Not only can users take their own pictures to assign to rooms, but they can also add effects and information about the rooms. Scenes can be customized in a snapshot, with drag and drop functions as well.
An additional part of the new software upgrade is Savant Plus, a cloud service giving dealers a recurring monthly revenue program to provide homeowners with full remote access to their Savant controlled home. The premium service is free for the first 90 days and $150 annually for a home.
Silva described the new software release and app as “just the beginning for us.” The Massachusetts-based control system company is looking ahead several years down the road from here, starting with this Single App Home concept. Using an ambient intelligence approach, the technology is designed to be sensible and responsive to human needs. “It’s more than sensors and controls. It’s about engaging the end user,” Silva said.
The Savant home learns users’ preferences and the services with which they interact most often. Users can reinforce or diminish habits of the system. The product development team is looking at other means to provide useful data information to users.
Additionally, Savant is releasing updated wired and Wi-Fi controllers that give more flexibility to installers and allow end-users to integrate existing home features, like garage doors, fireplaces and whirlpools.
All these product introductions will be available November 10, 2014.