Savant Systems, LLC is now shipping the SmartLink matrix switch and the SmartAudio SSA-3220, which were both exhibited at CEDIA EXPO 2013.
Designed for both residential and commercial control, automation, and entertainment applications, Savant's new scalable media switching and distribution systems deliver a number of options to address a broad range of system sizes and configurations.
Savant's SmartLink technology is available in three versions, each with eight HDMI video/audio inputs and eight S/PDIF audio-only outputs. Integrators can select between four, six or eightHDBaseT 5Play or HDMI video and audio outputs. All three versions of the SmartLink leverage HDBaseT 5Play technology, which enables integrators to reduce installation time and costs by using a single CAT5e/6 cable to deliver uncompressed high definition video, audio, control, and power across 100 meters of cable length.
Savant's SmartLink technology is designed to ensure easy and efficient interoperability with other certified HDBaseT 5Play products. The three new video switch products are designed to be controlled using an Apple iOS device equipped with Savant's TrueControl apps. The open control protocol of these new devices gives integrators the flexibility to upgrade their customers to a Savant video switch regardless of the existing control environment. The broad range of available control ports facilitates easy management of all audio and video sources, and the HDMI inputs can split off audio to send to a Savant audio switch for whole-house distribution.
Savant's SmartAudio SSA-3220 32x20 is housed in a compact 2U rack-mountable design. The SSA-3220 includes 16 analog and 16 digital selectable inputs, 20 outputs (16 analog plus four S/PDIF) for passing analog line-level audio to an external amplifier. Both analog and digital audio conversion capabilities are standard and both analog and digital audio is available simultaneously on each output for maximum flexibility. The broad range of selectable analog and digital inputs makes it simple to manage a large number of audio sources. The SSA-3220 incorporates control of volume, balance, and a useful seven-band equalizer (EQ) per zone of analog and digital audio.
"Based on the widespread enthusiasm for the new SmartLink and SmartAudio products at CEDIA, we are pleased to announce that these powerful solutions are available now to authorized Savant integrators and dealers," said Savant's executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development, Jim Carroll.