You’re Invited: SAVANT
posted: May 13, 2013 by Andres Remis
Getting a handle on the seeming endless tangle of remotes electronics brings is a headache for even the most techy among us.
But Cape Mac Computers has you covered with SAVANT Systems. We’ll be hosting a seminar on taking control of your coffee table again with audio-visual control systems, as well as every aspect of smart home/smart office automation.
The hands on demonstration of the SAVANT systems automation options for home and for office will be held on May 19th, 2013 from 10 – 1. Cape Mac’s Hyannis store is at 973 Iyannough Road. Registration is required for this event! Attendees will have the chance to set up a free home estimate and be entered to win a our grand prize, a SAVANT consumer install. We’ll be covering the following topics:
- Integration of existing A/V components
- SAVANT multi-zone audio and visual components
- iTunes library management within the SAVANT user control interface
- Remote control options
- Environmental controls
- Wireless thermostats and scheduling on a mobile device
- Remote control of your heating and air conditioning system
- Energy monitoring and management control, including projected energy bill calculations
- Lighting control, including the new Phillips HUE wireless lighting systems
- Window treatment control
- On Screen management of the system with SAVANT OSD control
- Security system integration, including electronic locks, cameras and existing alarm systems.
- Customizable user interfaces for customer facing iPads in commercial applications.
A SAVANT Specialist will be on hand for individual consultations on custom installs for home and business. Registration is required for this event. Please call 508-815-4526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
We’ll also be showcasing our most recent SAVANT Systems installation!
Goose Hummock Outdoor Outfitters in Orleans has always been a mainstay for Cape Cod outdoorsmen. New owner Phil Howarth remains dedicated to preserving the heritage of Cape Cod’s oldest fishing and hunting supply store while incorporating new energy and vision. One of his first visions was to integrate Apple iPad & Mac Computer technology and SAVANT Systems automation in a custom project to enhance the customer experience in the store.
Automation is a rapidly growing field in technology and building, with new homes and business builds increasingly including smart home/smart office tech as an essential selling point. Smart phones and tablets are frequently used to control everything from lighting to climate to home-theatre media, so having an integrated system to control it all (with a familiar interface!) is something new owners are growing to expect. Existing retail spaces are wisely investing in SAVANT Systems to give customers a customized, easy to use experience.
What is it? We’re glad you asked.
At Goose Hummock, seven iPads each present independent custom content to the customer. Customers can browse the tide charts for local fishing areas, weather reports linked to the local marine buoy forecasts, browse the Goose Hummock website, and more. What sets the SAVANT installation apart is the ability for customers to view product demonstrations videos for the merchandise in that area. Not sure which lure is going to land the catch of the day? Simply tap the product button and watch as a high definition video is played on the Retina Display of the iPad, explaining the advantages of the products before you. And on the wall of the showroom, a high definition tv displays HD product demonstrations, charter fishing videos, and slide shows of the recent fishing tournament catch. Locally produced video content will not only show you the products in action, but also the staff and customers on the water for a personalized experience.
What it needs.
The system all begins with a SAVANT Automation controller, which is hosted on a Mac Mini. WIth quad-core i7 intel processing power, the Mac Mini is capable of executing automation control commands, video and audio streaming content, and security camera management all effortlessly from within a SAVANT application. With the SAVANT Automation system, expandability to include lighting controls, HVAC environmental controls and more is covered, so the need to upgrade computers is not necessary. Keep in mind that the system is all controlled by something you probably already own: an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac Computer.