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Savant CEO Bob Madonna: Artison Acquisition ‘Shows the Strength’ of Home Automation Co.

Savant acquisition of Artison is driven by ability to cross-pollinate integrators and add audio engineering prowess.

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Posted by iKnowTech on August 8, 2017

Artison dealers will now have access to the Savant line?  Are they required to meet the Savant minimums and training requirements that existing dealers must meet?  Seems pretty presumptuous that dealers buying speaker bars and TV speakers from Artison (many of whom probably buy through distribution), would necessarily have any interest in Savant?  Assuming they did have prior interest, and that they will still have to meet the same requirements as other dealers, then they could have signed up to be Savant dealers at any time before the acquisition.  Doesn’t really make a lot of sense, if you ask me.

Artison also has a pretty limited speaker line.  If you’re going to bring on a speaker line wouldn’t you want one with a more diverse product portfolio?  Especially to pair with AVB IP Audio Distribution system, you would think you would want a speaker partner that has an Architectural speaker product line?

Bob seems to be righting the ship in many ways, but this deal seems off course.

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Posted by iKnowTech on August 8, 2017

Artison dealers will now have access to the Savant line?  Are they required to meet the Savant minimums and training requirements that existing dealers must meet?  Seems pretty presumptuous that dealers buying speaker bars and TV speakers from Artison (many of whom probably buy through distribution), would necessarily have any interest in Savant?  Assuming they did have prior interest, and that they will still have to meet the same requirements as other dealers, then they could have signed up to be Savant dealers at any time before the acquisition.  Doesn’t really make a lot of sense, if you ask me.

Artison also has a pretty limited speaker line.  If you’re going to bring on a speaker line wouldn’t you want one with a more diverse product portfolio?  Especially to pair with AVB IP Audio Distribution system, you would think you would want a speaker partner that has an Architectural speaker product line?

Bob seems to be righting the ship in many ways, but this deal seems off course.