Savant Systems recently helped Lutron update its Experience Centers in Plantation, Florida, and Irvine, California, with iPad control capabilities.
Savant has implemented its control technology in all four Lutron facilities, which also include Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, and New York City, and plans to add iPad integration into these two remaining two locations in the near future.
Lutron’s Plantation facility features Savant’s On-Screen Display (OSD) and the ROSIE System 2 distributing eight zones of audio and controlling a number of services such as lighting, shades, media, and video.
In Lutron’s Irvine showroom, Savant’s OSD and ROSIE System 12 are distributing eight zones of audio and controlling a number of services including lighting, shades, video, and a Kaleidescape media server. At these centers, the iPad can be used to control multiple lighting and shade motifs.
“The Lutron Experience Centers are a powerful resource for our shared local dealers in each region, as well as for the numerous end-users exploring this outstanding technology,” explained Savant president Jim Carroll.
Lutron’s residential solutions marketing director, Andre Lalande, said that showcasing iPad integration with his company’s lighting and shading control systems better positions Lutron as a provider of “total light management” systems. “Our relationship with companies like Savant helps our residential system providers offer their clients a true ‘wow factor’ for integrating lights and shades into their lives,” he said.
Savant and Lutron have been co-orchestrating several marketing initiatives together. The Savant New York City Experience Center opened in the fall of 2009 and utilizes a variety of Lutron lighting and shading control products. Lutron Experience Centers showcase advanced total light management technology and have become a resource for architects and the design community.