Smart home system leader Savant has announced the addition of new features and hardware to their IP video and audio distribution systems, enabling integrators to deliver customized video and audio content along with sharp 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.
The Savant IP video platform with 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 has also 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.
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, allowing for large scale IP audio distribution.
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 calanced 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.