The 2019 CEDIA Expo is in full swing and one of the busiest booths on the floor is Savant’s. The company has a large roster of new products, but perhaps most impressive were a couple of user experience upgrades that look as though they will delight clients everywhere.
See the User Experience upgrades from Savant…
It was just 6:45am when the media gathered for a special, pre-opening “Media Hard Hat Tour” of key exhibitors arranged by the show promoters. Most members of the press were a little groggy, shaking off the early morning chills, and perhaps a previous late night of parties and late dinners.
First stop on the tour was Savant, and what they had to show us helped open our eyes this early morning. Most notably, Savant began the tour with a live demonstration of how the Savant Pro App can control color temperature in real time.
Product Manager Tony Fritz grabbed an iPad and simply by sliding his finger on the surface, the lights over our heads began changing color…it was almost child’s play. Not only can you control the color, but you can also schedule lighting temperature changes throughout the day – something that lighting experts advise, helping the human body to stay in synchronization with the impact of daylight, which changes color throughout the day.
The client can incorporate these changes in a Savant scene. And, this is cool, the app can give you a one minute demo of the day’s schedule you laid out with the app…helping you make sure you have the sequence correct.
From here, Savant CEO Bob Madonna took over the presentation, moving the group to a section of their booth with several televisions set up. Here he showed us their newly announced Smart Home App for Apple TV. In essence, this app turns your TV into a full fledged, high definition control interface.
There are two modes, Madonna explained : a full screen mode, where the control interface fills the screen; and an tiled mode where a your live TV show or movie is slightly reduced in size while a control ribbon appears below the image. It looks smart, feels modern and intuitive for the user.
Through the App, the user can control all key functions of their Savant system, including TV station, movie selection, music, lighting, security, climate, and more. Thanks to its intuitive design, users will most likely easily adopt this new way to control their Savant systems.
Of course, Savant had much, much more to show at CEDIA Expo 2019. But these user experience upgrades are clearly going to be popular with users.
AT CEDIA? See Savant in booth #1500.