Emersive Technologies, a fledgling company in Australia which is distributing the Mac-based Savant automation platform in Australia and New Zealand, is targeting new dealers to roll out its intuitive range of products in Australian homes.
Joe Younane, general manager at the Melbourne based office for Emersive Technologies, says the system differs from other control software in three main ways.
Describing the software at Cedia 2011, he said the main benefits of the Savant systems is that the user experience is very consistent across video, audio and lighitng. The product also gives fast video and audio switching so users can move from one programme to another effortlessly, and the product is entirely Mac-based, with an intuitive user interface.
The system also enables apps to be run over live video, so users can quickly make selections, without having to exit a programme and go back to the main menu.
TrueCommand, a dynamic on-screen display technology pioneered by Savant, transforms any high definition display in the home or office into a ‘control portal’ with user interaction previously available only with touch panels.
The automation platform can be integrated into new build and retro-fit projects. For integrators, Savant bring east of configuration and easy customisation, said Younane.
Emersive Technologies works with a wide range of specialists in professional AV, lighting, security and climate control which leverage Savant’s automation control capability to deliver revolutionary, user-friendly automation technology to their customers.
“There are over 3000 products in the library with Emersive producing profiles for every product that is non-Apple based”, said Younane. “The system works with a whole range of products, and Savant also produces profiles for products from global manufacturers, such as Samsung.”
They provide the ability to connect and manage a wide variety of products from audio visual equipment to intelligent lighting, climate control and security and surveillance systems all unified into a single seamless, automated system.
The system can also deliver cost savings through the use of smart automation to efficiently manage lighting, heating and air-conditioning and even telecommunications systems.
Currently Emersive works with around half a dozen licensed dealers, but is aiming to take on 25 to 30 dealers. “The product requires a technical competence from dealers, who have an understanding of data networking and IT. They have to understand firewalls and routers etc in order to work with the product,” said Younane.
Installers are sent on a three-day training course in Auckland, where Emersive’s main HQ is based.