Savant enhances popular distributed video and audio-over-IP solutions by adding new hardware options for features such as audio processing, larger system configuration flexibility and more affordable video input/output options

HYANNIS, MASS. — June 20th, 2018 — Savant, a leader in smart home technology, has announced the addition of new features and hardware to their IP Video and Audio distribution systems. Savant's ultra-high-performance video and audio lineup has become a benchmark in the premium home entertainment market, enabling integrators to deliver a nearly limitless range of customized video and audio content along with the unmatched clarity of high-resolution digital formats accessible in any room. Many of the new features added to the IP Video and Audio products were engineered based upon feedback from Savant's network of integrators.

Audio Processing Onboard
The Savant IP Video platform with amazing 4K/60 4:4:4 resolution now comes complete with onboard audio processing, available with either 4 or 8 ports of inputs. Two-channel audio is automatically extracted and down mixed off of most popular surround modes and distributed over the network to be picked up by any IP Audio device throughout the home. Savant's IP Video products have become renowned for exceptionally high-performance pixel-perfect 4K video over IP, giving Savant integrators worldwide a competitive advantage delivering premium distributed A/V content to their residential and commercial clients. The video and audio distribution capability of this new switch meets the demand for the highest quality experience across any job size, with scalability only limited by the size of the network.

More Affordable Single-Video Inputs and Outputs
Savant has unveiled new single input and output boxes for the IP Video line, which represent a lower cost solution to accommodate single-source video inputs and outputs for one TV. Adding single sources or displays to the distributed video system is now a snap, eliminating the need for a costly chassis expansion. These new devices are ideal for jobs that don't require audio processing or complex video processing, making Savant's industry-leading high- resolution video distribution more affordable than ever before.

New Network Switch Options
For performance and connectivity options for the IP Video system, Savant is now offering an array of new network switches including a 96 port 10Gb Netgear switch. A new modular chassis allows for a mix of fiber and copper as well as 1Gb, 10Gb and 40Gb ports for potential future scalability. This powerful solution can support up to 95 video inputs or outputs. In addition, larger 12 and 24 port AVB switches from Extreme Networks are now available to Savant Integrators via the Savant Store, allowing for large scale IP Audio distribution.

Balanced Audio Outputs
For audio connections over extended distances, a new IP Audio box is available with 16-channels (8 zones) of balanced outputs, which maintain superior quality even in remote zones despite longer cable runs. The Balanced IP Audio device receives audio signal over the AVB network from any Savant IP Audio enabled device, such as the new IP Audio Music Server or the IP Video Input Transmitter with Audio Processing.

Savant's new IP Video and Audio features and products are available now.
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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 energy - 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. Learn more at

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