Savant Expands Smart Home Ecosystem with Nest and iPort Partnerships

Also Announces Innovative New Features with Sonos in Latest Apps

HYANNIS, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Savant, a leader in smart home technology, announced today a further
expansion of its partner program with the addition of Nest and iPort.
They join Sonos, Sony, Lutron, and PureLink in Savant’s growing list of
Elite Partners. The intent of Savant’s partner program is to deliver
innovative home automation experiences with best-in-class products and
partners across the key pillars of home automation, including
entertainment, lighting, climate and security. By selectively
collaborating and integrating with a community of elite brands, Savant
ensures a one-of-a-kind whole home automation experience.

“As a leader in premium home automation for over a decade, Savant has
learned that our customers want to use the Savant platform to control
products that share our values— great design and reliable performance
backed by trusted brands that stand behind their products,” says William
Lynch, CEO of Savant. “Our goal is to create a single user experience
that’s unparalleled in the world of connected homes, and one way we do
that is by integrating terrific products in innovative ways that our
integrators and customers love. Today’s announcement with Nest and iPort
is further evidence of our strategy to curate and integrate with great
brands.”

With new elite partner Nest, Savant product lines are now certified as
Works with Nest™. Through a seamless integration with Nest Learning
Thermostat™, it’s easy for customers to ensure their home is always set
to the ideal temperature. Homeowners will also be able to use Nest’s
‘Away’ mode to activate a Savant Scene which can automatically turn
everything off after they leave the house.

“Nest and Savant both believe in offering products with exceptional
design and personalized customer experiences,” says Gene LaNois, Head of
the Professional Channel at Nest. “With this partnership, Nest and
Savant are able to offer professional installers even more solutions to
help grow their businesses while giving their customers beautiful
connected products that help make their homes safer, more comfortable,
and secure.”

The company’s strategic partnership with Dana Innovations aims to
develop a deeper integration across all brands starting with iPort.
These integrations allow, for example, Savant Scenes and workflows to be
activated using the buttons on the iPort Surface Mount with Buttons
dock. In addition, Savant will be adding iPort products to the Store for
Savant Authorized Integrators.

“Our focus at iPort is to create products that enable the best user
interface for your home,” explains Ari Supran, CEO of Dana Innovations
parent company of iPort, Sonance, and TRUFIG. “While an iPad with Apps
is a great user interface for the home, we believe adding buttons in
your environment for direct access to critical functions makes that
experience even better. We are thrilled to be partnering with Savant to
do just that.”

Savant’s existing partnerships with Sonos and PureLink are also
expanding. Savant and Sonos have worked toward a common goal of
delivering the best music experience in connected homes. In addition to
being named by Sonos as one of a select few endorsed integration
partners, Savant also recently announced an expanded Sonos integration
as part of their newest software updates for the Savant and Savant Pro
product lines. With these updates, customers will be able to create and
schedule scenes incorporating Sonos. Homeowners can play music through
any of their Sonos speakers, use voice commands to cue up a playlist,
and even combine music and lighting into a scene that can be scheduled
to set the mood automatically at any moment.

“Together with Savant, we are defining new and innovative connected home
experiences that are making it even easier for customers to listen to
their favorite music out loud in any room of their home,” states Andrew
Vloyanetes, Global Business Development Manager at Sonos. “Savant’s
unique scene functionality gives music lovers new ways to easily
incorporate their favorite music into everyday moments, helping them get
even more out of their smart home experience.”

The PureLink partnership features new 4K video switches created
exclusively for Savant by PureLink— designed to meet the specifications
most often requested by Savant Integrators and making it easier for
homeowners to enjoy the benefits of ultra high-definition video.

For more information on Savant, visit savant.com.

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
security – together in a single application interface for the homeowner.
This comprehensive whole-home control system, available through iOS and
Android, delivers the premiere experience in all of home automation and
is available through Magnolia Design Centers and Savant’s global network
of Authorized Integrators. The company is also making its award-winning
technology available to the broader market with the new Savant product
line, now available in nationwide retail stores and online.
Headquartered in Hyannis, Mass., Savant has offices in New York and San
Francisco. Learn more at www.savant.com.

Contacts

for Savant Systems, LLC
Kayla LaDuke, 415-655-3015
savant@thehatchagency.com