Sep 16 2008
Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.TV recorded an audio conversation with Jim Carroll, the founder of Savant about their home automation systems built on Apple hardware. They have a unique iPhone/iPod Touch application coming out soon that will allow you to control all the automated appliances and systems in your home and, potentially monitor and control them via text messages while you’re away.
Savant’s systems are not designed for the do-it-yourselfer in the way X10 automation systems are. Instead, they offer a solution that emphasizes ease of use, reliability and a maintenance-friendly open platform. It’s a complete system.
It’s nice to know that, not only is someone working to redefine the home entertainment and control systems industries, but that they’re doing it on the foundation of Mac OS X.