Savant Unveils iPad DocksJune 14, 2010
Savant has announced the introduction of two premium iPad in-home application docks that enable users to operate their iPad from a desktop or in-wall cradle. Both new docks are now shipping to authorized dealers.
Both docks enable consumers to take full advantage of Savant’s extensive experience writing Apple software applications for the home automation market place, according to Savant, "Resulting in the fastest most responsive touch panel solution on the market (NOT just iPad-based solution, fastest touch panel solution)."
“With Savant’s iPad app, you have an Apple machine talking to an Apple machine,” explained CEO Robert Madonna. “Savant controllers have an Apple computer embedded internally and our user interface was engineered specifically for the iPad, making traditional control applications look antiquated by comparison,” Madonna added. “Our first-to-market dock products make it possible for Savant dealers to provide far more overall system value at a fraction of the cost to the consumer than with any other competitive automation technology,” Madonna concluded.
Savant wants to emphasize that for about $1000 you get an iPad and a dock that combined, outperform competitive in-wall touch panel solutions costing 5, 6, even 7 times as much. This brings sophisticated home automation to a broader audience.