At the Core of Savant's Platform... is Apple®

Savant is an Apple Value Added ResellerApple’s renowned operating system, OS X®, has been the driving force behind every Savant SmartSystem shipped since we first opened our doors. While other competing control companies claim to offer tight interoperability with Apple products, Savant goes beyond just integration. Savant provides a complete home automation and entertainment product line built on an Apple platform, providing users with an unmatched level of responsiveness and a rich line of customizable iOS user interface options.  

Think about it…with Savant’s iOS home automation and commercial control Apps, you have a command sequence where one Apple device is communicating directly to a OS X computer (Savant Host Controller) delivering a seamless, rapid and stable control connection.

Apple Mac Mini as a Savant Host Controller  Savant Host Controller: Apple Mac mini

At the heart of every residential or commercial installation is a conveniently enclosed Apple Mac mini, the Savant Host Controller. This racked device, which hosts Savant’s proprietary configuration and control software RacePoint Blueprint™, provides numerous functions including powerful automation and control, user interface interpretations, system administration, monitoring and more. The Mac mini directly communicates with Savant’s entire line of touch panels, remotes, keypads, mobile devices, and on-screen display navigation utilizing award-winning applications and technology such as TrueControl, TrueImage and TrueCommand.

An additional Mac mini (Savant Host Controller) can be included to any install to provide zero-latency redundancy. Learn More...

Easy on the Environment.

Download the Mac mini Environmental Report (PDF).

Remote System Access and Lighting Control Software: Savant RacePoint Blueprint Savant platform: RacePoint Blueprint™

No longer will customers have to rely on automation products that possess a significant and costly gap between hardware and software. And, that have a strong dependence on pricey 3rd-party programmers and set-up experts for control activation.  At the core of every Savant Smart Home control or commercial installation is a reliable and maintenance-friendly open platform combining the most advanced and revolutionary media and computing products from Apple, and a breakthrough configuration and control software called RacePoint Blueprint.

Without the need to write a single line of code, Savant’s pioneering Blueprint software solution configures and controls any AV component or sub–system in a fraction of the time it would take to program competing AV control systems.  Built upon Apple’s latest OS X, Blueprint provides the CE, CEDIA, and commercial channels an intelligent solution that overcomes the lack of standards in the industry and the complex nature of integrating various audio/video and environmental sub-systems.

Underlining advantage: drastic improvement in customer satisfaction, as end customers and dealers benefit from smoother installations and effortless system upgrades and modifications. Learn More...

iOS 6 and Savant User Interfaces iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® control app

As the industry’s most heralded and attractive iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch App, Savant’s TrueControl® solution creates a two-way control scenario where you have one Apple machine speaking to another (iOS device to Savant SmartSystems Host), providing customers with the fastest performing and quickest response time of any competing automation app. Learn More…

Home and business control from a world away
Savant Mobile is a remote access feature included with the TrueControl App, providing you with full two-way control of all the features and services within your Smart Home from anywhere in the world (Wi-Fi, 3G data connection).

Total user experience customization
From TrueControl to TrueImage, your iPad or iPhone can be completely tailored to meet the individual control requirements of each user. Savant empowers you to create your own personal automation experience with user-changeable and defined backgrounds, icons, control categories and channel favorites. More advanced customization of your smart home and commercial control app can be accomplished by your Savant authorized dealer.

Visit the Savant User Interface Gallery

Savant Smart Docks for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Savant Smart Docks – Apple touch panels & media players

Media Docks
Any iPhone or iPod touch becomes an active media player within your smart home system.  Simply connect your iPhone or a guest's iPod touch to a Savant Media Dock, and the media content loaded on each device can be distributed to any room achieving whole-house audio and video distribution. Learn More...

Control Docks
Transform the iPad and iPod touch into cost-effective wireless or wired in-wall and tabletop touch panels.  Charge your Apple device while simultaneously controlling your Savant Smart Home system. Learn More...

Integrated Apple automation for iPods, iPhones, and iPads

Savant Whole-house Audio Systems with iTunes Match

iTunes Match Compatible  

Savant delivered the first iTunes Match-compatible integrated control and multi-room audio solution, making media storage ubiquitous and user-friendly to the highest degree.

iTunes Match is a subscription service available from Apple that, via compatibility with the Savant environment, enables users to automatically sync music and playlists between their home
computer, any compatible iOS devices and their Savant system. This means that both transfer and access of music files has been made dramatically easier, including music purchased from iTunes®, CDs imported from a personal collection, or purchased from another online service. Subscribers will benefit from a seamless interface—playlists from computers or iOS devices will automatically sync to iCloud®, making their music library available to them at multiple residences and eliminating the chore of manually updating your collection in each location.

Integrated iTunes-based media server for Apple Control

iTunes-based Media Server for Apple Home Automation Control

Working in conjunction with the Host Controller, all of Savant’s intelligent AV control SmartSystem boast an integrated iTunes-based digital media server providing a familiar digital jukebox experience. All of the family’s favorite music, movies, television shows, and more can be securely stored, quickly accessed, shared, displayed, and selectively distributed throughout the smart home— up to four independent and simultaneous iTunes media streams to any area in the home, seamlessly providing whole-house audio distribution.

Mac OS X

Savant’s integration of Apple’s latest Mac OS X (Operating System) utilizes the following intelligent applications and features to enable better smart home control and commercial automation:

  • Intel® Processor
  • Bonjour®
  • Security Features
  • 64-Bit Processor
  • iCloud®
  • Automator
  • Core Animation, Core Audio, Core Video
  • iTunes®
  • Apple Remote Desktop™
  • QuickTime®
  • UNIX®iOS
  • AirPort®
  • Widgets