Lutron Joins Savant\'s Excellence in A/V Program

Participation in Savant's EXCELLENCE IN A/V program will facilitate the seamless integration of Lutron's device protocol within the Savant system environment.

Osterville, MA. April, 2008 - Savant Systems LLC, with a visionary approach to home automation that emphasizes reliability and a maintenance -friendly open platform, has announced the addition of Lutron to their EXCELLENCE IN A/V cooperative program. The EXCELLENCE IN A/V initiative has been targeted to achieve global compatibility between Savant's ROSIE control systems and a diverse group of best -in -class manufacturers from the audio, video, lighting control, HVAC, and security industries, as well as devices and subsystems from many related markets. "Partnering with a respected industry leader such as Lutron represents a major step forward for Savant and our growing dealer network," stated Savant president Jim Carroll. We are delighted to have aligned ourselves with a company that has almost five decades of lighting experience and offers over 10,000 related products," Carroll added.


'Lutron prides itself on having reliable products that are easy to integrate with and is happy to be a part of Savant's Excellence in A/V program,' said Andy Wakefield, Lutron's director of the home systems business unit. 'Being part of the program makes it simple for integrators to create a seamless lighting control experience with the Savant Rosie control system.'

Participation in Savant's EXCELLENCE IN A/V cooperative program will facilitate the seamless integration of Lutron's device protocol within the Savant system environment.

The core of Savant's technology is an open programmable platform supporting UDP/IP, TCP/IP, RS -232/422/485 and IR serial communication, and Low Voltage Trigger Outputs.

Savant's EXCELLENCE IN A/V program will open new doors for participating manufacturers seeking to expand their business in a rapidly growing industry.

Interested manufacturers can find out more about the EXCELLENCE IN A/V program by communicating via email to cspinner@savantav.com or calling Craig Spinner at 508 -683 -2513.

About Savant: Savant was founded by a core group of technology pioneers with hundreds of years of combined real -world experience in peripheral applications such as programmable systems, digital signal processing, telephony, switching systems, video processing, and home electronics integration. The Savant Team is committed to redefining the Home Control Systems industry with a visionary solution to home automation that emphasizes reliability and a maintenance -friendly open platform. The Savant product suite is distinguished by an unparalleled blend of cutting -edge technology and advanced next -generation graphics.

About Lutron Electronics: (www.lutron.com) Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of lighting controls, architectural lighting control systems and shading solutions for residential, commercial and institutional applications.



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