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SAVANT LAUNCHES LINE OF HOME TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS.

The Savant Remote, the first in a line of direct-to- consumer home entertainment and automation products, can now be purchased in major retail locations and online

Savant has launched a new line of direct to consumer products, starting with the entertainment-focused Savant Remote. The Savant Remote combines the convenience of a universal remote with the power of home automation, simplifying the entertainment experience by letting consumers control devices, such as cable boxes, Apple TV[R], Sonos, Roku, and even lighting, from a single device.

By bringing the company's proven technology and premium experiences to a broader market for the first time, Savant is offering consumers an introduction to the elevated smart home experience for a fraction of the price. For over 10 years, through our Savant Pro product line and elite Pro Integrators, we've given the world's most discerning homeowners the ability to have everything in their homes just the way they like it. With our new, more affordable Savant product line, we're bringing the award-winning Savant experience to everyone, said William Lynch, CEO of Savant. We've designed our products to be easy for anyone to setup and use, work with the technology you already own, and grow with your needs. As we add new services beyond entertainment and lighting, people will be able to enjoy their home in even more ways.

Designed in collaboration with award-winning San Francisco design studio Ammunition, led by renowned industrial designer Robert Brunner, the Savant Remote addresses the major sources of frustration with traditional and universal remotes, controlling more than 380,000 of today's most popular entertainment devices, as well as lighting. Using voice control or the elegant touchscreen, users can easily switch between favorite channels, services (cable, DirecTV, Sonos, Apple TV, Blu-ray, etc.) or activate their Savant Scenes. The Remote also offers a new level of customization for users, providing personalized profiles so friends and family can access their own favorite channels or Scenes with a tap or voice command. For the first time, users can capture Scenes right from the remote, giving them the ability to capture a mood they can recall at any timelike Relax, which could instantly dim the lights and cue up a mellow playlist. Savant Lamp Control delivers fully controllable lighting and dimming capabilities, allowing users to combine lighting and entertainment to set the mood instantly.

The Savant App pairs with the Remote and makes it easy to control scenes, services, and settings from anywhere. It also features Savant Instant setup, a guide that quickly walks consumers through the setup process helping them connect their entertainment devices without needing to know model types and numbers.

Until now, customers could only experience Savant through professional integrators. Starting today, the new Savant product line is available for purchase at Best Buy's Magnolia Design Centers and Magnolia Home Theater stores, as well as on BestBuy.com, with the support of Geek Squad services nationwide. The Remote will also be available through Savant's nationwide network of authorized Savant dealers, who provide consultation and custom installation services. On Savant.com, customers receive free direct shipping anywhere in the U.S.

The Remote is available as a part of a $499 entertainment package that also includes the Savant Host and Blaster. The Host enables wireless communication among devices, while the Blaster lets homeowners control devices in closed cabinets and outside the line of sight of the Remote. Savant Lamp Controllers are sold separately for $99 each.

The Savant Pro product line, offering the best in premium control and automation, will continue to be offered exclusively through Savant Pro Authorized Integrators and Magnolia Design Centers.

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, San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

For more information, visit www.savant.com or call 415/655-3015.
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