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Savant SmartSystem Hits Cloud with iTunes Match

Savant's SmartSystem is now compatible with iTunes Match, Apple's subscription service that syncs iCloud music and playlists with Savant controls.

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Savant Systems has announced iTunes Match compatibility for Savant SmartSystem controllers.

iTunes Match is a subscription service available from Apple that, via compatibility with the Savant environment, enables users to automatically sync music and playlists between their home computer, any compatible iOS devices and their Savant system. This means that both transfer and access of music files is easier, including music purchased from iTunes, CDs imported from a personal collection, or purchased from another online service.

Subscribers will benefit from a seamless interface - playlists from computers or iOS devices will automatically sync to iCloud, making their music library available to them at multiple residences and eliminating the chore of manually updating your collection in each location.

"As Savant continues to be at the forefront of Apple integration, iTunes Match compatibility is great news for our customers because it offers the ultimate in convenience and efficiency when creating and accessing your music collection," comments Savant CEO Robert Madonna. "Think about it - any song uploaded to your iTunes account from any registered device at home, your secondary residence or on the go will automatically be added to your Savant multi-room audio/video library and will be available to play throughout your home."

Compatible music formats includes AAC, MP3, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, and more. iTunes Match also supports up to 10 devices, including computer, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. These devices will all sync automatically, locating new playlists or songs as needed.image
Each Savant SmartSystems master host will count as an iTunes Match-enabled device. For example, in the above diagram there are four individual residences with four unique Savant SmartSystems, which would be considered iTunes Match-enabled devices out of the pool of 10.

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Jason Knott, Editor, CE Pro
Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

4 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Rob  on  01/07  at  02:55 PM

Jason, any idea how the Savant system counts against the 10 devices?  If, at all?

Posted by Jason Knott  on  01/07  at  03:17 PM

@Rob—We have not done that analysis but I reach out to Savant to see if they can respond to your question.

Posted by Jason Knott  on  01/09  at  10:31 AM

@Rob—From Savant: Each Savant SmartSystems master host will count as an iTunes Match-enabled device. At the bottom of the article, a new diagram has been added that depicts four individual residences with four unique Savant SmartSystems, which would be considered iTunes Match-enabled devices out of the pool of 10.

Posted by Rob  on  01/09  at  02:42 PM

Hi Jason, Thanks for the update!!

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