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Savant Joins SDVoE Alliance in Advance of Integrated Systems Europe 2018

Major player in residential automation and AV signals new area of success for SDVoE

MONTREAL — Jan. 22, 2018 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that Savant, a leader in smart home technology, has joined the alliance as an adopting member and will demonstrate their new SDVoE-based IP Video product line at ISE 2018 (Amsterdam, Feb. 6-9, stand 5-U120).

Savant IP Video products deliver an ultra-high-performance pixel-perfect 4K video over IP switching platform that will give Savant dealers worldwide a competitive advantage, delivering premium distributed A/V content to their residential and commercial clients. The new switching platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP with zero frame latency, leveraging Savant’s rich history in telecom to deliver the most advanced high-speed scalable IP entertainment solution imaginable. Integration professionals will appreciate the convenience of a centralized 10GbE switch, enabling high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity throughout the project. The video and audio distribution capability of this new switch cost effectively meets the demand for the highest quality experience across any job size, with scalability only limited by the size of the network, allowing installations of from 2 to 128 zones or more. New products in the lineup include the Savant IP Video 4 and 8 input video transmitters as well as Savant IP Video output receivers available with either fiber or copper as an option.

Versions of the Savant product even include powerful on-board DSP processing to manage conversion of Dolby and DTS formats to stereo down-mixes, enabling a full range of residential applications – from sophisticated home theaters to simple kitchen TVs – to be supported on a single integrated hardware/software platform.

“Our dealer base is enthusiastic about our new IP Video solutions and early adoption has been extremely strong,” said Tim McInerney, Director of Product Marketing at Savant. “We’re excited to be part of the alliance and to bring the benefits of SDVoE standards to our dealers and their clients.”

“We are thrilled to have Savant join the alliance with already shipping products that are really exercising the full capabilities of the SDVoE platform,” said Justin Kennington, President of the SDVoE Alliance. “It is fascinating to see features like multi-image compositing and audio DSP applied to the residential application environment. This is a great area of growth for the SDVoE standard.”

All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency, uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology, which provides an end-to-end hardware and software platform for AV extension, switching, processing and control through advanced chipset technology, common control APIs and interoperability. SDVoE network architectures are based on off-the-shelf Ethernet switches thus offering substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and scalability over traditional approaches such as point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.

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, delivers the premiere experience in all of home automation and is available through Magnolia Design Centers and Savant’s global network of Authorized Dealers. Learn more at

About the SDVoE Alliance

SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.


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