Savant has added many new products and features in its recent 8.7 software and hardware update. This release is highlighted by technology advances and delivers on Savant’s commitment to lead the control and automation marketplace by unveiling groundbreaking innovations that benefit integration professionals and their clients.
Savant has released a new Savant Pro 8 App on the iOS App Store that includes support for TrueImage. TrueImage leverages Savant's patented virtual lighting concepts allowing users to experience virtual lights in any room on their mobile devices. Users can easily change dimming levels and RGB colors simply by tapping the virtual light. The intuitiveness and cool factor of Savant trueImage is meant to help integrators generate excitement during the sales process and deliver an experience that clients will appreciate. Users and/or integrators can use a mobile device to photograph the light, press the button, and trueImage software takes care of the rest.
Savant is also introducing a new line of colored smart bulbs and LED light strips, which feature millions of color and brightness choices to suit any mood. These products are controlled with trueImage in the Savant 8 App for iOS, are available from Savant authorized integrators and are far less costly than the colored lighting solutions currently available in the custom technology market.
Savant has begun shipping its new IP Video products, including an ultra-high-performance pixel-perfect 4K video over IP switching platform that will give Savant integrators worldwide a competitive advantage, delivering premium distributed A/V content to their residential and commercial clients. The new switching platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP with zero frame latency, leveraging Savant’s rich history in telecom to deliver the most advanced high-speed scalable IP entertainment solution imaginable. Integration professionals will appreciate the convenience of a centralized 10GbE switch. New products in the lineup include the Savant IP Video 4 and 8 input video transmitters as well as Savant IP Video output receivers available with either fiber or copper as an option.
Savant’s IP audio lineup is expanding to include the Savant IP audio 50 (simply a renamed version of Savant’s pro audio 4), the company’s first scalable, wired, all-in-one music solution. New to the lineup is the Savant IP audio 125, a higher wattage amplifier/audio distribution system. The IP audio 125 delivers all the functionality of the IP audio 50, but with 125 watts per channel for dynamic audio reproduction; ample power to drive clear sound into large spaces such as outdoor entertainment. The IP audio 125 also includes additional control ports for added installation flexibility.
For the ultimate in system configuration flexibility, the Savant IP audio lineup features an array of preamp-level audio inputs and outputs, further expanding the entertainment options Savant Integrators can offer their clients. The new Savant IP audio 8 output and IP audio 7 input modules allow audio to be distributed to and from remote areas of a property without the need for home run audio cables. Simply plug either module into the IP network to add audio to any room.
The Savant pro remote is now available with multi-zone control, as well. The new Savant multi-room remote is free to roam and allows switching from room to room for true whole home control from a single remote. Connecting directly to Wi-Fi, this remote does not use bluetooth and is not tethered to a single remote base, any base can be used for charging.
Available in options for traditional stereo pairs as well as single stereo twin-tweeter solutions, these new 6.5-inch and 8-inch architectural speakers bring artison sound quality to music listening areas either in-wall or in-celling.
Savant has introduced sophisticated design aluminum table-top stands for the Savant Touch 8 control screen. This stylish and functional stand securely holds the Savant touch 8 for use with the same POE connection used for in-wall applications.
Software features in Savant 8.7 include the ability to assign a user-defined scene to a button on a Savant Metropolitan keypad. Homeowners can take any Savant Scene that they have created or captured and assign it to a specific button press on a keypad. For example, now a button on the wall can invoke a movie night scene that closes the curtains, dims the lights and turns on the TV and audio for your favorite streaming service, or whatever else the homeowner desires.
“This latest release from Savant reinforces our dedication to creating the finest smart home products and services on behalf of our custom integrators and their clients,” said Robert Madonna, CEO of Savant. “With new offerings such as TrueImage and our groundbreaking IP Video and Audio systems, Savant’s class-leading smart home platform remains lightyears ahead of competitive solutions.”
Savant new IP products are available now.