CEDIA - Savant Expands Smart Home Ecosystem with Nest and iPort Partnerships

Also Announces Innovative New Features with Sonos in Latest Apps

HYANNIS, Mass. September 15, 2016 -- Savant, a leader in smart home technology, announced today a further expansion of its partner program with the addition of Nest and iPort. They join Sonos, Sony, Lutron, and PureLink in Savant's growing list of Elite Partners. The intent of Savant's partner program is to deliver innovative home automation experiences with best-in-class products and partners across the key pillars of home automation, including entertainment, lighting, climate and security. By selectively collaborating and integrating with a community of elite brands, Savant ensures a one-of-a-kind whole home automation experience.

"As a leader in premium home automation for over a decade, Savant has learned that our customers want to use the Savant platform to control products that share our values— great design and reliable performance backed by trusted brands that stand behind their products," says William Lynch, CEO of Savant. "Our goal is to create a single user experience that's unparalleled in the world of connected homes, and one way we do that is by integrating terrific products in innovative ways that our integrators and customers love. Today's announcement with Nest and iPort is further evidence of our strategy to curate and integrate with great brands."
With new elite partner Nest, Savant product lines are now certified as Works with Nest™. Through a seamless integration with Nest Learning Thermostat™, it's easy for customers to ensure their home is always set to the ideal temperature. Homeowners will also be able to use Nest's ‘Away' mode to activate a Savant Scene which can automatically turn everything off after they leave the house.
"Nest and Savant both believe in offering products with exceptional design and personalized customer experiences," says Gene LaNois, Head of the Professional Channel at Nest. "With this partnership, Nest and Savant are able to offer professional installers even more solutions to help grow their businesses while giving their customers beautiful connected products that help make their homes safer, more comfortable, and secure."
The company's strategic partnership with Dana Innovations aims to develop a deeper integration across all brands starting with iPort. These integrations allow, for example, Savant Scenes and workflows to be activated using the buttons on the iPort Surface Mount with Buttons dock. In addition, Savant will be adding iPort products to the Store for Savant Authorized Integrators.
"Our focus at iPort is to create products that enable the best user interface for your home," explains Ari Supran, CEO of Dana Innovations parent company of iPort, Sonance, and TRUFIG. "While an iPad with Apps is a great user interface for the home, we believe adding buttons in your environment for direct access to critical functions makes that experience even better. We are thrilled to be partnering with Savant to do just that."
Savant's existing partnerships with Sonos and PureLink are also expanding. Savant and Sonos have worked toward a common goal of delivering the best music experience in connected homes. In addition to being named by Sonos as one of a select few endorsed integration partners, Savant also recently announced an expanded Sonos integration as part of their newest software updates for the Savant and Savant Pro product lines. With these updates, customers will be able to create and schedule scenes incorporating Sonos. Homeowners can play music through any of their Sonos speakers, use voice commands to cue up a playlist, and even combine music and lighting into a scene that can be scheduled to set the mood automatically at any moment.
"Together with Savant, we are defining new and innovative connected home experiences that are making it even easier for customers to listen to their favorite music out loud in any room of their home," states Andrew Vloyanetes, Global Business Development Manager at Sonos. "Savant's unique scene functionality gives music lovers new ways to easily incorporate their favorite music into everyday moments, helping them get even more out of their smart home experience."
The PureLink partnership features new 4K video switches created exclusively for Savant by PureLink— designed to meet the specifications most often requested by Savant Integrators and making it easier for homeowners to enjoy the benefits of ultra high-definition video.
For more information on Savant, visit savant.com.
About Savant
Savant Systems, LLC is a recognized leader in home control and automation, and one of the fastest-growing smart home companies in the luxury and mid-markets. Savant's powerful Pro technology brings together the four pillars of automation - climate, lighting, entertainment and security - together in a single application interface for the homeowner. This comprehensive whole-home control system, available through iOS and Android, delivers the premiere experience in all of home automation and is available through Magnolia Design Centers and Savant's global network of Authorized Integrators. The company is also making its award-winning technology available to the broader market with the new Savant product line, now available in nationwide retail stores and online. Headquartered in Hyannis, Mass., Savant has offices in New York and San Francisco. Learn more at www.savant.com.

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