Savant says it is set to revolutionise luxury home entertainment with an end-to-end IP video and audio product lineup.
Perhaps revolutionise is a little strong, AV over IP is hardly new, but fans of this system will appreciate what looks like a serious up-grade for the system.
Basically this new initiative adds new products in the Savant IP product line, created to bring installers new options for delivery of video and audio in the home and commercial environments too. The maker says it’s IP lineup will deliver access to nearly limitless content along with the high-level clarity of high-resolution digital formats.
So what does this all mean? Well basically the release is a high-performance ‘pixel-perfect’ 4K video over IP switching platform that will give Savant integrators the ability to deliver distributed AV content. The platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP with zero frame latency, leveraging Savant’s history in telecoms to deliver what it says is the most advanced high-speed scalable IP entertainment solution imaginable.
Savant adds integration professionals will appreciate the convenience of a centralised 10GbE switch, enabling high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity throughout the project. The video and audio distribution capability of the new switch has been created to cost effectively meet the demand for highest quality experiences across any job size, with scalability only limited by the size of the network, allowing installations of from 2 – 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 fibre or copper as an option.
The full IP
Savant’s IP Audio lineup is also expanding, including the Savant IP Audio 50 (a renamed version of Savant’s Pro Audio 4), the company’s first scalable, wired, all-in-one music solution. However what is brand new is the Savant IP Audio 125, a higher wattage amplifier/audio distribution system. The IP Audio 125 delivers all the functionality of the IP Audio 50, but with 125W per channel for dynamic audio reproduction; ample power to drive clear sound into large spaces such as outdoor entertainment. The IP Audio 125 also includes additional control ports for added installation flexibility. Savant IP Audio products include built-in streaming, distribution and amplification.
For system configuration flexibility, the Savant IP Audio lineup features a choice of preamp-level audio inputs and outputs, further expanding the entertainment options Savant Integrators can offer.
The new Savant IP Audio 8 output and IP Audio 7 input modules allow audio to be distributed to and from remote areas of a property without the need for home run audio cables. Simply plug either module into the IP network to add audio to any room. Offering flexibility in deployment, up to 16 Savant IP Audio units can be interconnected using the AVB 802.1 IEEE standard, expanding the range to as many as 96 listening zones for a synchronised, whole-home audio experience. Additionally, the flexibility of the platform, means new build or retro fit are accommodated.
Access all areas
Savant says that with all Savant IP Audio systems, users can enjoy premium sound quality along with intuitive system control straight from the Savant Pro App, Pro Remote, or Touch in-wall control screens. The Savant IP Audio 125 includes a single stream of Savant Music and also includes AirPlay support.
“Delivering a superior control and entertainment experience through innovation has always been our goal here at Savant,” says Robert Madonna, CEO of Savant. “With the expanded IP Video and Audio product lineup, we have created a tremendous opportunity for our integrators to offer best-in-class performance and scalability for their clients.”