Savant Ships v8.7: Multiroom Pro Remote, TrueImage, User-Configured Keypads, More
From IP Video to TrueImage simulated reality interfaces, Savant smart home products and features from CEDIA 2017 are now shipping.
HYANNIS, MASS. — Savant announces the addition of new products and features included in the 8.7 software and hardware update, many of which were demonstrated at CEDIA 2017.
TrueImage for Savant Pro
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. Users and/or integrators can use a mobile device to photograph the light, press the button and TrueImage software takes care of the rest.
Color Smart Bulbs and LED Strips
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, and "are far less costly than the colored lighting solutions currently available in the custom technology market," according to Savant.
Savant IP Video
Savant has begun shipping their new IP Video products, including a high-performance "pixel-perfect" 4K video over IP switching platform for 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 IP Audio
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. Brand 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.
The Savant IP Audio lineup features an array of preamp-level audio inputs and outputs. 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.
Savant Pro Remote Multi-Room
The Savant Pro Remote is now available with multi-zone control. The new Savant Multi-Room allows switching from room to room for whole home control. 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.
Savant Architectural Speakers
Available in options for traditional stereo pairs as well as single stereo twin-tweeter solutions, these new 6.5-inch and 8-inch architectural Artison speakers are available as in-wall and in-celling models.
Savant Touch 8 Tabletop
Savant has introduced aluminum table top stands for the Savant Touch 8 control screen. It securely holds the Savant Touch 8 for use with the same POE connection used for in-wall applications.
Other New Features
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.
Savant new IP products are available now.
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