Home automation is all the rage lately, with many consumer shows featuring home automation booths and each racing to be the best (and sometimes racing to be more affordable). The Savant Select is a home automation solution that integrates an iPod Touch into their technology. From Savant‘s release we know that the Savant remote combines itself with the iPod Touch creating this device on the right.
As Apple products have permeated society, so has the use and special features of those devices. Savant is taking this a step further by integrating their devices directly into their home automation units. The Savant Select’s integration with iOS means users have an inherent ability to use their technology and according to Savant’s Jim Carroll, “You can walk into someone’s home and just know how to use our devices.” In fact, the full home automation system can be controlled from an iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad
Additionally, you can control your whole home from anywhere you have a signal with your iPhone, and when you’re inside you can use the Savant Select remote (with an iPod Touch) to control everything. The example given by Mr. Carroll was, “I can sit on my back patio and listen to the Red Sox game playing in the media room,” with their press materials describing it further, saying, “the two-way communication provided by the Savant Select includes audio and video, media, lighting, security, network cameras, climate control, gate access and more.”
You can probably imagine the implication here, using your iPhone in New York City, I could let the kid next door in the house while he feeds the cats and then make sure he waters the plans using the camera function. Crazy!
While home automation is nothing new, Savant wanted to create a home automation solution with technology that requires minimal training. Integrating an iOS device that Apple has worked very hard to train us all how to use adds a level of simplicity to the very complex task of home automation.
The Savant Select’s specifications:
- 3.5-inch Multi-Touch Retina display
- 960 x 640 pixel resolution
- Wireless communication, 802.11b/g/n
- 30 backlit buttons including essential navigation keys
- Dynamic graphics and elegant interface
- Ergonomic design permits effortless operation
- Multi-tasking, switch from TrueControl to thousands of Apps
- Wireless video streams from network cameras
- Front and rear-facing cameras
- Elegant matching charging base
Savant works with homes and businesses to automate businesses, conference rooms, private homes and even hotels and offers solutions from a couple thousand dollars to enterprise solutions in the millions. Interested in home automation? Check out more on Geekbeat.tv or visit Savant to learn more about the Savant Select remote!