AVAD Selects Savant as Exclusive Launch Partner for Cloud Tools, Studio
Rounding out their recent announcements with Google integration and a host of cloud-based tools, Savant is ready to announce a partnership with AVAD to deliver these solutions to integrators in both the US and Canada. Select AVAD dealers are participating in a pilot program to test the Savant Central Management and Savant Studio, prior to the official launch on August 1.
Savant has selected AVAD as an exclusive distribution partner for Savant Central Management and Savant Studio, a new cloud-based configuration and management software that will enable AVAD dealers to deliver smart home systems to a broad range of consumers. This technology simplifies system configuration, which can be deployed remotely from an iPad, and proactively alerts integrators to service opportunities before a problem arises.
And, with Savant Central Management, AVAD dealers and their clients can feel confident knowing that they are protected by time-stamped, permission-based secure access to vital systems. The AVAD/Savant partnership will also provide existing Savant dealers with regional access to hardware as well as technical support and customer service thanks to AVAD’s physical presence in major markets.
“Savant Central Management and Savant Studio are transformative innovations that greatly simplify the configuration and deployment process for control and automation systems,” explained JC Murphy, Executive Vice President at Savant. “We are excited to deliver entry-level smart home systems featuring an unprecedented array of functionality and services along with the most intuitive user experience available through AVAD and their network of dealers.”
The partnership between AVAD and Savant will provide smart home consumers, including a growing number of first-time automation users, with unmatched functionality and the most intuitive user experience available to control lighting, climate, entertainment and more. Savant will work closely with AVAD to approve new dealers while providing them with a synergistic smart home solution for their customers that is reliable, repeatable, scalable and profitable. AVAD’s 20 locations, which have all received comprehensive training from Savant, will display and stock a full line of Savant products as well as provide support from system design to help expand and bundle solutions. Savant will also be participating in AVAD’s 1-2-3 Rewards Program.
“Savant is recognized throughout the consumer electronics and custom installation industry for their luxury, award-winning control solutions,” said Jon Zabel, Vice President of Sales and Vendor Management for AVAD. “We’re pleased to announce our strategic partnership including a successful pilot program of the Savant Central Management and Savant Studio with many of our dealers. Our strong presence in the marketplace positions Savant with an extensive customer reach throughout North America. We look forward to a successful, prosperous partnership with Savant.”