And BAM! Just Like That, Savant Acquires GE Lighting to Become a Major Lighting Supplier

WSJ Says Deal Valued at Around $250M On Wednesday, we learned that Savant Systems Inc. (Savant), has acquired the lighting business from none other than the mighty GE. Terms of the transaction were not released, but the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

Savant Sister Company Racepoint Energy Acquires NOON Home

Racepoint Energy, sister company of Savant Systems LLC, announced this week that it has acquired innovative residential lighting control provider NOON Home. Based in Campbell, CA, NOON offers an impressive array of intuitive lighting and intelligent control solutions. Learn more … Continue reading

Savant Says Audio Can Be Smarter Too With SmartAmp

Popular home automation systems provider Savant Systems has been extending and expanding their product line-up with ever newer, ever smarter solutions for years. And now Savant says audio too can be smarter thanks to its new SmartAmp smart audio amplifier, … Continue reading

On Eve of Trial, Savant & Crestron Settle Lawsuit

BREAKING NEWS We’ve learned today that the long running legal battle between automation giants Savant Systems and Crestron Electronics has been settled on the eve of the case going to trial. The suit was originally filed in September 2010 by … Continue reading

Private Equity Kingpin KKR Invests into Savant; Sets $215 Million Valuation

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday that private equity powerhouse Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) has invested $90 million for a 35% stake in Savant Systems, LLC (Savant). While this is a minority stake, KKR is obviously … Continue reading

Core Brands Awards The Bulk of Its Brands to Atlantic Integrated For NY Metro

Core Brands, LLC, a division of Nortek, Inc., announced Tuesday that Atlantic Integrated, a Rockleigh, NJ-based sales representative company, has been awarded most of its brands for representation in the New York Metropolitan region and Fairfield County, CT. This appointment … Continue reading

Prominent West Coast Rep Closes Company to Join Savant; He Tells Strata-gee Why

Savant Systems announced today that it has appointed Mike Kavanaugh as its Sales Director for the West Coast effective April 14, 2014. Kavanaugh, a well-known and prominent custom integration rep, is the principal of MK Marketing, a successful 20+ year … Continue reading

Social Media’s Buzzing about Savant Systems’ New CEO

Savant Systems, LLC announced on Tuesday that it has hired William J. Lynch as its new CEO. Who is Lynch, you ask? He is the ex-Barnes & Noble CEO who left there in the middle of last year. The Savant … Continue reading

HTSA Announces Their Top Vendors for 2013

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) on Tuesday announced their top vendor awards for 2013. These awards were handed out at their Fall 2013 dealer conference held last week and included a special Lifetime Achievement Award. See who earned … Continue reading

Savant Launches Wi-Fi Universal Remote Control That Configures Itself

Savant Systems, LLC said today that it has launched a new Wi-Fi-based universal remote control designed with today’s media room in mind. The sleek designed remote is said to fit well in your hand and is designed to be intuitive … Continue reading