Savant Intros New AV Control Family

Savant Systems introduced a new family of Apple-based control and audio/video distribution products called SmartSystems to replace the company's existing Rosie and Protege control offerings.
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Savant Intros New AV Control Family

Savant Systems introduced a new family of Apple-based control and audio/video distribution products called SmartSystems to replace the company's existing Rosie and Protege control offerings.

Savant SSP-1200 SmartMediaPro

Savant Systems introduced a new family of Apple-based control and audio/video distribution products called SmartSystems to replace the company's existing Rosie and Protege control offerings. Savant officials said its expandable line of SmartSystems will manage all of the technologies in a home or commercial setting, from lighting integration, media and AV distribution, standalone home theater control, or whole-home automation of multiple services and devices. And each Savant SmartSystem solution includes an iTunes-based digital media server when paired with an external host.

Savant's SmartSystem family includes the new SmartControl SSC-0007 and SSC-0025, which have been engineered to include a blend of popular control formats to accommodate small to large installations. Both solutions are designed to connect with AV, lighting, climate, security, and more and fit within a compact 1U half rack-style enclosure.

Savant's SmartAudio SSA-3000 is a multiroom audio and whole-house control solution packaged in a 2U enclosure. SmartAudio delivers stereo preamp processing, including independent control of volume, balance, bass, treble, and mute. It enables music distribution in up to eight zones, with the flexibility to play the same content throughout the home or unique content in each room simultaneously and independently, company officials said. SmartAudio can be navigated and controlled by an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using Savant's TrueControl application available through the Apple App Store. SmartAudio can also be paired with Savant's 16-Channel Multi-Room Power Amplifier (AMP-1640) for a distributed audio solution.

Savant's SmartVideo SSV-1000 provides a single zone of TrueCommand (Savant's on-TV menu system), video processing and scaling, video switching, and popular control formats for residential and business applications in a 1U enclosure. SmartVideo also includes an integrated video processor capable of enhancing image detail using advanced de-interlacing technology, as well as expanded 12-bit color processing, company officials said.

The SmartMedia SSM-3100 is a new entertainment system that delivers distributed AV switching, a single zone of TrueCommand, and integrated control in a 2U fanless chassis. It is HDMI 1.4 compatible and HDCP compliant, and supports playback of up to four independent iTunes sources.

Finally, Savant's SmartMediaPro has been designed for large, complex residential or commercial installations. The SmartMediaPro family includes three single-solution high-bandwidth matrix switchers (SSP-1200, SSP-2400, SSP3600) delivering high-capacity multizone audio and video processing, integrated control and automation, and overall flexibility due to its modular and scalable design, company officials said. SmartMediaPro is field-upgradeable and can be paired with a Savant Redundant Host, providing a reliable and versatile control solution.

Video switching ranges from 18x24 to 27x36. Audio switching from 48x48 to 144x144.

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