Savant Systems Teams with HTSA

Savant Systems Selected by Home Theater Specialists of America to Provide Premium Entertainment and Automation Solutions

Osterville, MA. Oct. 14th, 2008 -Savant Systems LLC, having lead the convergence of an open architecture platform to integrate automation and control, A/V switching, and general purpose computers, has announced that Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) has chosen to make Savant's complete line of automation and entertainment products available to their member dealers. HTSA is a national association currently comprised of 62 top tier home theater/custom installation experts with annual sales exceeding $500 million.


"We are extremely pleased to be able to provide our innovative solutions throughout the HTSA dealer family, and equally excited to work with HTSA's impressive support infrastructure as we move forward," explained Savant Sales VP Ben Jamison. "Savant's open system architecture has the capacity to dramatically change the automation segment of the home entertainment market -we are confident that the HTSA dealer members will seize this opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors," Jamison said.

HTSA brings tangible value to its members through unified buying power as well as an impressive suite of professional services and industry -specific guidance pertaining to sales strategies, product selection, installation techniques and marketing programs including demand and lead generation, television commercials, store signs, truck graphics and expert advertising consultation. HTSA has tailored these powerful resources to best serve the needs of each individual dealer member. "HTSA is thrilled to have Savant as a vendor partner," stated Richard Glikes, Executive Director, HTSA. "Their Apple based, open source program creates control opportunities only limited by one's imagination. Savant is the future of control. HTSA, the industry's leading edge purveyor, looks forward to collaborating with such an innovative company," Glikes concluded.

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. www.savantav.com

About Home Theater Specialists of America: Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) is a national association of electronics experts who service the home and business. HTSA's members are located in 37 states from coast to coast and each location is staffed with experts who design and install high -end audio, video, automation, lighting, and climate systems for a discriminating clientele. HTSA represents a total buying power of more than $500 million and is supported by 62 retailers, nearly 100 store fronts, more than 800 installers and another 800 sales personnel in the field. The impeccable work of HTSA members is affirmed through partnerships with real estate developers and electronics manufacturers who recognize their commitment to quality. Visit www.htsa.com for more information.



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