SAVANT®SmartLink and SmartAudio Products Now Shipping

Savant's new scalable media switching and distribution systems deliver a tremendous range of options to address a broad range of system sizes and configurations.

Hyannis, MA. November 21, 2013 - Savant Systems, LLC has announced that the SmartLink matrix switch and the SmartAudio SSA-3220, which were both exhibited at CEDIA Expo 2013, are now available from Savant. Leading the way for both residential and commercial control, automation and entertainment applications, Savant's new scalable media switching and distribution systems deliver a tremendous range 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 eight HDBaseT 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 award-winning 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 the ultimate distributed audio solution 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 Expo 2013, we are pleased to announce that these powerful solutions are available now to authorized Savant integrators and dealers," stated Savant's Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy & Business Development Jim Carroll.

About Savant

Savant Systems, LLC, an innovator in the home and commercial automation markets, designs, develops and manufactures a complete suite of integrated software and hardware solutions that has defined the modern age of control technology. Savant's progressive platform cohesively addresses control, automation, audio/video, telephony, digital display, lighting control, energy management and the media integration needs of today's most advanced environments. Savant has leveraged the familiarity and intuitive nature of the Apple® iOS and Android™ family of devices to address the user interface demands of discerning consumers. Savant SmartSystems are sold globally through a network of authorized integrators and specialty retailers to the residential marketplace and into a number of different commercial markets including: Corporate Enterprise, Education, Retail, Arenas & Events, Multi-Dwelling Units & Hotels, Government, Healthcare, Luxury Transportation & Marine, Houses of Worship and Broadcast. www.savantsystems.com

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