Savant Systems Adds Apple Telephony App

By John Laposky On Sep 8 2011 - 4:01am

INDIANAPOLIS — Savant Systems, which delivered one of the first Apple-based home-automation and commercial control systems, is showing here at CEDIA Expo an Apple telephony solution, Control Plus.

Using Savant’s TrueControl app, sold separately, Savant’s scalable telephony solution is based upon the Savant PBX Server and delivers full-duplex communication capabilities. The Savant PBX supports up to 72 end points, including app-enabled iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, all capable of making internal and external local, long-distance and international calls via a wired or wireless Savant Control Plus phone system.

Savant Telephony responds to automation and control events, providing users with customizable communication, automation and control in a single architecture, the company said. For example, Control Plus can automatically lower whole-house music when receiving incoming calls; auto-answer calls; or initiate a page-all sequence to communicate with gate access points.

“We wanted to expand the products and services we offer to our residential and commercial dealers and Savant Telephony provides increased opportunity in a very elegant package,” said Savant CEO Robert Madonna. “Through the development of a feature-rich SIP client, Savant engineers took great care to transform the iPod Touch and iPad into versatile wireless handsets rich with the added benefits of complete control functionality as well as the countless apps available from the Apple App Store,” Madonna concluded.

Savant also offers an optional Public Announcement System (PAS-1000), which integrates into the Savant family of distributed audio solutions. The PAS-1000 unites the functions of a telephone with a high-performance digital amplifier for paging, broadcasting announcements and supplying background music to assigned rooms or entire floors.

The system supports entry access viewing and communication with door and gateway intercoms; long-distance and international calling; room-toroom paging and page-all functions; line sharing, which allows a user to join in any active line and participate in two-way conversations; voice mail with message-waiting indication; auto answer; and do-not-disturb mute holding.

Savant is in booth 4825.

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