SAVANT® ACQUIRES ARTISON
Premium audio solutions provider enables Savant to deliver best-in-class entertainment products
HYANNIS, MASS. — August 7th, 2017 — Savant, a leader in smart home technology, has announced today the acquisition of Artison, an audio products manufacturer based in Minden, NV. Artison has earned a reputation for delivering high-performance whole-house audio and home theater solutions that merge elegant, unobtrusive aesthetics with exceptionally detailed sound quality. The acquisition enables Savant to leverage Artison’s key patents and audio engineering expertise toward future innovative entertainment technologies.
Artison was founded by acclaimed engineer Cary Christie in 2003 and has demonstrated an ongoing culture of innovation in the architectural loudspeaker and subwoofer categories. Artison holds a number of patents related to advanced speaker technologies, and is also scheduled to release a unique, compact multi-channel amplifier technology later this year. Artison currently offers a full line of specialty loudspeakers with customizable grilles including sound bars, subwoofers and surrounds for home theater applications.
This acquisition will expand Savant’s Pro Audio offering allowing integrators to deliver audio over IP solutions. “With Savant and Artison working cohesively together, we will unveil exciting new products engineered specifically for the luxury home and commercial markets,” stated Savant CEO Robert Madonna. “As the demand for premium home entertainment solutions continues to climb, we will now have the capacity to offer best-in-class audio solutions as part of the Savant connected home experience.”
“Myself and the Artison team are excited for the opportunity to join the Savant family,” said Cary Christie. “We look forward to driving new product initiatives at Savant, working toward the design, engineering and delivery of truly innovative, superior performance entertainment and control products.”
For more information on Savant, visit savant.com
About Savant: Savant Systems, Inc 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 energy – 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. Learn more at www.savant.com.
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Monday, August 7, 2017